Team Manager – Hospital Discharge Team: Visa Sponsorship available

Devon County Council

Full job description

The Hospital Discharge Team have undergone some recent changes to processes and management. This role will enable experience in working across health and social care, linking closely with health colleagues. A great opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to showcase and develop their leadership and management skills.

As a Team Manager, you will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to our team of experienced Social Workers, and Social Care Assessors. The role will require you to manage a team of Practitioners who undertake varied caseloads which include care and support needs assessments, attending board rounds and linking with health colleagues re discharge plans , mental capacity assessments, management of risk, safeguarding enquiries and potential court work.

You will also be linking with community team managers and health and social care staff re ensuring STS assessments and reviews occur within a timely manner. You will supervise practitioners and support them to promote independence and apply an asset-based approach which seeks to optimise opportunities for people to reduce and delay their need for formal care and support. You will have experience in safeguarding adults as the Team Manager will lead safeguarding enquiries in accordance with organisational policy and guidance.

You will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our clients receive the support they need to thrive, while fostering a positive and collaborative work environment. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others and contribute to the success of Discharge from hospital.

What we can offer you

  • We are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.
  • We offer 26 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 31 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview)
  • Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as a Team Manager has never been more attractive.
  • If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation support of up to £10,000, may be available.
  • Visa sponsorship may also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £42,403.00-£46,464.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: REQ006135

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