Team Manager – Children, Adults and Health

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Team Manager - Children, Adults and Health
South Shields, Tyne & Wear
Interim Position

S Tyneside 1000569914766138

Posted: 9th January 2024 09:31
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.18 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • South Shields, Tyne & Wear,

    NE34 0PL

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Interim Team Manager - Children, Adults and Health

Reference no: S Tyneside 1000569914766138

Pay rate: £25.18 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months

City: South Shields, Tyne & Wear

Enhanced DBS required for this role

A Team Manager is required to support the Service Managers in the effective delivery of personalised services in the context of the Care Act within Adult Social Care.  To manage a specific portfolio and have responsibility for developing and disseminating specialist practice, process and performance knowledge and skills within the team, providing specialist advice and guidance. To contribute to the development, performance, quality assurance and continuous improvement of Adults and Integrated Care.  Ensure services are responsive to the local and national landscape for Adult Social Care and contribute to the Council’s aims and objectives within an overall framework that safeguards adults, promoting health, independence and wellbeing. Ensure that statutory duties and policy objectives are met within your team, whilst optimising service performance and use of available resources with a focus on value for money.

Key responsibilities:

  • Recruit, lead and support staff to achieve quality services, encouraging staff to develop their understanding, knowledge and skills to ensure effective service delivery at all levels in line with the Councils values and a workforce committed to the improvement of services for adults.
  • Provide leadership, motivation and effective reflective supervision and employee performance management (EPM) to those staff whom you are responsible for. Ensuring these are embedded across your team and that staff training needs are identified and linked into training plans.
  • Lead effective performance management and quality assurance arrangements for the team in order to ensure high quality practice and ensure the team performance contributes to the wider Adult Social Care performance agenda. Take a proactive role in monitoring performance and identifying where and what action needs to be taken to address variations.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring individual practice is subject to continuous improvement and meets with local and national professional standards, including attending training and professional development events and activities relevant to the role and necessary for registration with HCPC.
  • Operate an effective and efficient case management and allocation system in accordance with the professionals’ role, skills and abilities and that take account of priority, risk and need, using the Council’s ITC system.
  • Produce and implement business plans for your Team, which reflect national and local objectives and priorities and ensure these are monitored, reviewed and evaluated regularly with the involvement of team members.
  • Promote and embed the effective delivery of strengths based approaches to support planning, maximising the potential of an individual’s strengths and community / family resources.
  • Proactively work towards embedding personalisation into practice within your team including but not limited to individual budgets, direct payments, self-assessment and self-directed care. Practice and support planning will be focused on outcomes rather than service driven.
  • Ensure the proactive and appropriate positive management of risk with people, their families and carers.
  • Support the Head of Adults and Integrated Care to lead and champion a culture of improvement through quality of practice in relation to the work of the team.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • A professional social care or health qualification such as DipSW, CQSW, CSS, RMN, RGN, Dip OT or equivalent.
  • Current Registration with a professional body, such as HCPC.
  • Evidence of post qualification CPD, such as but not limited to Practice Educator; Approved Mental Health Practitioner; Best Interest Assessor; Safeguarding Module.
  • Appropriate management, professional or post graduate qualification desirable.



  • Experience of supervising staff essential.
  • Substantial experience of working with people in a social care and health setting, operational issues and understanding of policies and procedures, legislation and best practice relating to social care practice.
  • Significant experience of providing a professional person-centred service to adults with care and support needs. This may include people with a learning disability, autism, older people and people with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Experience of providing effective leadership, development, and motivation of staff to deliver quality services.
  • Experience of safeguarding frameworks, processes and procedures as well as managing undertaking safeguarding investigations and managing complex cases.
  • Experience of inter-agency collaboration practice.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working.
  • Experience and commitment to personalisation and delivery through self-directed support.
  • Experience of working in partnership to improve outcomes for individuals.



  • Good working knowledge, understanding and application of the Care Act.
  • Knowledge and understanding of other relevant legislation for adult social care. For example the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of the Continuing Health Care Framework and joint health and social care assessments.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of social care policy developments, best practice and current trends in health and social care.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to contribute to the Councils aims and objectives within an overall framework that safeguards adults, promoting independence, health and wellbeing.
  • Ability to plan, develop and implement new ways of working, including integration with key partners.
  • Ability to manage budgets and ensure that statutory duties and policy objectives are met, whilst optimising service performance and use of available resources with a focus on value for money.
  • Ability to establish credibility and influence and form positive relationships with staff, partners and colleagues promoting employee engagement and gain commitment to ASC improvement
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex information both verbally and in writing in a clear, concise manner to a range of audiences.
  • Excellent case recording and report writing skills.
  • Ability to undertake assessments, develop support plans and conduct reviews.
  • Effective decision making skills which may involve considering risks.
  • Effective time management skills and planning skills ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and make clear and considered decisions
  • Full driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.



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Team Manager - Children, Adults and Health
Client Category: Local Authority

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