Location: Exminster

Hours: 30-37 per week

Salary: £37,306 FTE up to £41,967 (for an exceptional candidate)

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 30th April 2023

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional social work manager to join our team as a Deputy Manager (Carer Support Management) and Lead Social Worker to support the provision of Carers’ services across Devon.

We’re looking for someone who can act as the expert professional lead for Devon Carers, providing strong, visible, and credible leadership across all areas with an operational focus on the Carer Support Management function.

In this role you will work at a strategic, countywide level, engaging with a wide variety of key stakeholders in senior commissioning and operational roles in statutory and non-statutory organisations.

Your responsibilities will include promoting the understanding that Carers are expert partners in the care and support of persons for whom they care and encouraging a whole family approach in ways of working.

You will manage staff and resources, alongside relationships with key agencies to ensure timely and effective assessment, personalised support planning, and support management.

You will ensure teams and individuals:

  • understand and apply legislation, as well as national and local policy requirements;
  • work within agreed procedures;
  • develop and maintain effective working relationships;
  • meet required performance expectations; and
  • deliver a service to the public that meets required quality standards and which optimises the opportunity for people to lead and manage their support.

A key aspect of your role will be to lead the creation a Workforce Development Plan, and ensure the programme of delivery meets the needs of the Commissioner and of Devon Carers.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced social work manager who can develop staff and support them in managing complex cases. They will have great communication skills and experience of working in partnership with carers.

Full details can be found in the Job Description

To apply

Please complete an application form and return it to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 9am Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Provisional Interview Date: Monday 9th April 2018

A DBS check is required for this role