Locality Lead – Community Team
Here’s what you can expect to be doing
Are you an experienced Social Worker or Occupational Therapist looking for an exciting new opportunity? We are looking for a passionate and knowledgeable practitioner to provide inspirational leadership for the locality team based in Taunton.
A bit about us
This is an exciting time for Somerset County Council.
We are continually developing new ways of working using a strength-based approach and involving all our System partners working towards a Neighbourhood approach to support and strengthen our Communities in Somerset.
Building on Somerset’s Intermediate Care Model our Social Care Practice continues to embrace a community focus with our Community Locality Teams supporting an individual discharge from hospital, providing continuity of support and intervention. Our Commitment remains in promoting independence enabling individuals to remain living in their own homes for longer.
We feel that this is a genuinely unique opportunity to join an authority on an incredibly exciting journey. Join us now and grab the chance to do it your way!
Here’s what you can expect to be doing
As a Leader in the Locality, you will work closely with your Locality Manager and your social care colleagues to lead a multi-disciplinary team, motivating and managing all members to ensure that their work is of a consistently high standard.
Promoting independence should be the driving factor in everything your team does, and we’ll look to you to ensure that this is always the case.
You will have the opportunity to working alongside Health and Social Care colleagues to shape how services in your area are delivered, designing the way that your team operates and bringing in creative ways of working.
Part time hours will be considered.
A few things about you
You’ll be driven by your passion for making a genuinely positive difference to the lives of individuals, families and carers. This will be backed up by your considerable knowledge and experience of Community Social Care practice – allowing you to provide clear direction, support and mentoring to your team.
An integral part of this role is providing clear and inspirational leadership for your team – it is therefore essential that you have some experience of leadership or aspire to developing this. You should have a good understanding of data and be able to use this to evidence practice, performance and development opportunities.
You’ll be brave in your approach to work, not afraid to do things differently where it genuinely benefits the individual, carers and community. You’ll be able to demonstrate a real creative spark when it comes to your work.
All interviews will be taking place virtually, for example over Teams.
If you are interested in finding out more before applying, please get in touch with Michelle Thorne on MZThorne@somerset.gov.uk or 01823 357913.
In this customer facing role you will need to speak Fluent English.
Why choose Somerset County Council
We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:
• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
• Staff discounts in gyms.
• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
• My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.
This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.