NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL
ADULT SOCIAL SERVICES
Job Title: Assistant Director – Community Care Reports to: Director of Adult Social Services Job Purpose:
As a key member of the Adult Social Services Management Team, to
contribute to the development and implementation of high quality, cost
effective Adult Social Services for Norfolk that deliver positive outcomes for
adults in line with the Council’s vision for services. To lead the development
and implementation of the countrywide Community Care strategy. Job Context:
The role has responsibility for services to older people and adults with a
physical and sensory impairment. This includes all District based assessment
and care management services. Residential homes, Day Care Services and Housing Care schemes, Home Care and responsibility for the approval
process for Approved Social Workers, the Access Service and Emergency
Duty Team. Particular priorities are:
? The effective and efficient implementation of area services which
support local management and delivery; ? The provision of better preventative support; The approach used to achieve address these will be developed with the Head
of Strategic Commissioning, but the role has lead responsibility for the
operational delivery of new approaches. A key issue will be the creation of
clarity and balance between local service delivery/local management of
services and countrywide policy and strategy. The role will need to work
closely with other Assistant Directors and the Head of Strategic Commissioning to ensure the effective monitoring of service outcomes, the
management of transitions and interfaces, to address any performance
shortfalls and to provide clarity around vision and corporate priorities.
1 To contribute, as a member of the Adult Social Services Management
Team, to the leadership and direction of Adult Social Services in Norfolk
in order to support the achievement of improved outcomes for adults.
2 To lead the development of countywide service Community Care strategies to ensure their effective implementation within the Council,
where appropriate, through partnership with others.
3 To provide professional leadership to all those working in Community
Care so that professional standards are established, monitored and
maintained to the highest levels.
4 To lead, direct and manage staff in order to ensure their full engagement
in implementing the Council’s vision for adults in Norfolk. 5 To participate in the budget setting process for Community Care across
the County and to monitor the agreed budget ensuring that value for
money is achieved and that spending is allocated in accordance with
agreed corporate priorities.
6 To work with the Head of Strategic Commissioning to develop new
approaches to service delivery, particularly in relation to the integration of
services at an area level. To ensure the implementation of the new
7 In conjunction with the Assistant Director Performance Finance and
Efficiency to ensure the effective management of transitions and
8 To develop and maintain effective partnership and other working
arrangements with key stakeholders to support the building of capacity
and the delivery of positive outcomes for adults in Norfolk.