Service Manager - Assessment, Enablement & Care Planning - Luton

Recruiter
Hampton’s Resourcing
Location
Luton
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Hampton's Resourcing are working in partnership with a Luton Council We are recruiting for a Service Manager - Assessment, Enablement & Care Planning (Adults)Adult Social Care is an area of rapid change and the department is required to respond to government initiatives and changes in legislation, which often requires multi agency implementation. The policy drive from central and local government promotes closer working with other agencies; the expectation is that all service developments are co-ordinated across the Council, Health Service, voluntary and private sectors.The post holder is responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of assessment, and support planning services for adults. There is separate service support for adults who's primary need is a learning disability or mental ill health. However, the post holder will need to agree care packages submitted by the externally commissioned service for agreement and so a sound understanding of the Mental Health Act will be necessary. The post carries line management responsibility for a number of care management teams which consist of a range of staff including social workers, occupational therapists and sensory impairment workers. As the service moves towards a more integrated model of delivery the workforce is likely to reflect this and so the post holder will need to be able to manage staff from a range of professional backgrounds.To manage the Adult Social Care Assessment, and Care Planning Teams and associated budgets, ensuring that the work is delivered to a high standard and within the nationally determined timescales.To assist the Service Director for Social Care in the delivery of service priorities. Promote individualised options for care provision and ensure adults at risk are protected from harmEssential QualificationsPost qualifying qualifications (e.g. management qualification)Experience Manage, plan and organise the work of the section with evidence of strong operational/performance management via workload tracking systems to facilitate personalised outcomes for service usersDecisive and able to exercise judgement within an agreed framework and able to assess and manage high levels of riskUndertake strategic planning and give high level advice plan ahead and produce service plans that deliver high standards of service.Commitment to provision of a quality service and an understanding of what this means.High level of communication including written and oral skills.Manage periods of heavy and conflicting work demands and maintain the motivation of the team on outcomes.Lead and manage the adult social care service as directed by the Service Director for Adult Social care and take responsibility for monitoring specific projects with partner agenciesPrepare, manage and monitor substantial budgets and implement actions plans to ensure compliance with allocations of services with available funding.The salary for this post is up to £56,000 with £5000 market supplementIf you are interested in this position or would like to have a confidential discussion to find out further details, please call Daniel Careless - Specialist permanent consultant on 01926 356 547 or email - Hampton's Resourcing prides itself on creating opportunities for Social Care Senior Managers to challenge themselves to continually develop their skills and experience. Our aim is to consistently find work for the most talented individuals within Children's and Adults Social Care services, across the UK

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