Social Care Access delivers front line Adult Social Care services seamlessly in partnership with citizens and Hertfordshire County Council, from the first enquiry, through assessment and provision of service. Our focus is on what matters to the citizen, understanding their potential within their communities and striving to connect them to what matters most. Our model incorporates a highly skilled, proficient workforce that delivers on its promises and provides innovative solutions to the social care sector.
Every day is different when you work in social care, if you thrive in a fast paced, diverse & challenging environment where making a real positive difference to someone's life is at the core of all you do, then we have the opportunity for you! We are currently recruiting for a talented Deputy Team Manager to join our Adult Social Care Access Services (Housing Solutions) Team.
Your key focus will be to contribute to and support the development of practice, procedures and policy and the professional development of the team you lead. With an innovative and creative approach, you will ensure the team meet the needs of citizens in relation to their housing needs. You will have overall accountability for the Occupational Therapy practice undertaken by the team and will provide expert information, advice and guidance in complex situations to meet needs and deliver positive outcomes using a strengths based approach.
What you need to do the job:
We are looking for a talented, experienced & qualified Occupational Therapist to join us and continue to develop a workforce which provides care & support with skill, compassion and imagination. You will be mentoring, educating and supporting staff as part of a forward-thinking management team, if you have managerial experience, great, however it is not essential, we can provide training and support for the right person. We are particularly keen to hear from those who have experience with Housing Adaptations.
Meaningful and vital work: SCAS seeks to promote independence and wellbeing, we ensure resources are used fairly and cost-effective solutions for citizens which celebrates the use of community solutions. We evidence promoting citizens choices and aim to always balance risk with having a good life!
A world of opportunity: Our SCAS Team is always growing and developing and you'll be able to contribute to and be a part of this.
Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do develop your skills and experience, in a diverse and supportive environment.
What we offer:
- Competitive Salary plus Company Car or Mileage Allowance and paid HCPC Registration Fees!
- Pension matched to 6% contributory pension scheme;
- 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 30 after 2 years' service)
- Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships;
- We offer flexible/agile working environments
- The chance to make a positive difference to the citizens of Hertfordshire
- A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
What to do next
If you are interested in joining our award winning, high-performing, friendly and supportive team; where you will benefit from a wealth of knowledge and expertise and the opportunity to continue to develop your own skills and experience, then please apply now.
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.
By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.
Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.
We're a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.
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