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Adults - Social Work Team Leader

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

The Image “Our Values” is an image of text. It is a logotype for our One Coventry Values - Open and fair, Nurture and develop, Engage and empower, Create and innovate, Own and be accountable, Value and respect

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

We have a simple vision and strategy that defines what we are trying to achieve, our purpose and our approach which underpin the principles of Adult Social Care, and we continue to work in support of this.

In a simple sense all our work, at whatever level should continue to support the strategy of: ‘Providing support, in the least intrusive manner possible, based on the assets, resources and abilities that are available to people’.

What is the job role?

Are you creative, desire autonomy, demonstrate leadership and want to influence our next new chapter?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Work Team Leader in one of our Newly Developed One Coventry Integrated Teams.

Local Integrated Teams are being built around localities to coordinate an urgent response, tailored to the diverse needs of our people.  The teams will be responsible for responding to critical need in the community, supporting discharge from hospital and providing short term reablement services.

Working with a diverse network of professionals and service users within these new teams, as a Social Work Team Leader, you will provide leadership in the evolvement of the Integrated Team, with a particular emphasis on the role and practice of Social Work and line management of Social Workers to enable a crucial and effective provision across multiple disciplines but ultimately, ensuring our residents at the heart of what we do.

This is a fabulous time to join us as we continue our journey of establishing the Local Integrated Teams with our system health partners.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who is up for the challenge, who is compassionate but confident, can work under pressure and motivate and encourage your team on this journey.

You will be committed and passionate about practice, sharing learning and knowledge and developing others. You will have a solid understanding of and be an advocate for the principles of diversity and inclusion in relation to workplace culture and service delivery.

You must be able to lead by example, assess, review, and implement and be flexible and adaptable in your approach.

In return we can offer you a varied and fulfilling role where you can influence and evolve, to meet the needs of our vulnerable people.  You will be supported and work collaboratively with key stakeholders.  Development and exposure, and the opportunity to leave a legacy will be paramount in this new and exciting provision.

Within our team men and people from minority ethnic backgrounds are currently under-represented across our middle management, as a result we would like to encourage men and people from minority ethnic backgrounds to apply for this post.  This does not prevent any other applicants with a protected characteristic or a non-protected characteristic from applying.

If you would like to find out more about this role and our journey so far, please contact rae.bottrill@coventry.gov.uk.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme - As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'. If there is any evidence of a candidate using AI to complete their application, then the application will be rejected unless the candidate can provide a justification which the Council considers to be reasonable.

Interview date(s): Week Commencing 3rd August

 

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies

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