Locality Manager - STUST



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Location Civic Centre 3

You will work during ‘out of hours’, acting as the Service’s management presence, supporting staff when the Short Term and Urgent Support office is closed. You will be responsible for managing referrals into the service during the Out of Hours period You will work shifts on a rota that covers 7 days per week. You will ensure that all shifts are covered when staff are unable to attend work. You will also ensure that systems are developed and maintained that report into the Short Term and Urgent Support Teams for issues to be progressed during ‘normal’ working hours.

As a Localities Manager, you will be part of a team of re-ablement professionals, consisting of a Team Manager and other Locality Managers working in the Short Term and Urgent Support Team. You will lead a team of Home Support Co-ordinators and Home Support Workers, and on occasion, deputise for the Team Manager.

Re-ablement is at the heart of the service provided by Kirklees Council’s Short Term and Urgent Support Team, delivering intensive service in the home, offered to people with disabilities and those who are frail or recovering from an illness or injury. 

The Short Term & Urgent Support teams also provide an urgent care response to vulnerable people in the community through Rapid Response & Mobile Response. The urgent response service operates 24/7.

Requirements for this job:

  • Leadership skills are a vital component of this role as you will be part of a larger multi-disciplinary team working in partnership with health staff (community and acute trusts), the independent sector, Locala, Wellbeing and Communities Early Intervention and Prevention Service, community care teams and the brokerage team.
  • You will assist the Team Manager in the development of a performance management framework in order to meet performance targets and key performance indicators which assist in demonstrating the benefits realisation of a re-ablement service.
  • You will contribute to budget management, making decisions within a locality that adhere to the philosophy and ethos of benefits realisation.
  • Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. 
    It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car.
    (Exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).