Team Leader - South Locality
Band: 12, Salary £44,862 - £48,874 p.a.
2 posts x 37 hours per week
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
We have an exciting opportunity for either an experienced manager, or someone seeking a step into management, to work in the South Locality Team.
As a Team Leader you will be responsible for supporting Social Workers at ASYE, main and higher grade level. You will also supervise a team of social workers supporting vulnerable children open to the department, who have child in need or child protection plans or are Looked After Children. The role requires the individual to ensure all team requirements are met regarding staff development, performance management, compliance with statutory guidance and local policies and procedures, quality assurance, budget management and supporting the delivery of our model of practice.
The post holder will be responsible for providing social work staff with regular supervision and supporting them to complete statutory tasks within timescales. The post holder will support staff development and learning. The post holder will quality assure written work of their team and will assist social work staff in the analysis to support recommendations for ICPCs, court proceedings and out of home placements. Supervision of social workers is required to assist with decision making processes about social work intervention. The Team Leader will have the support of their Service Leader where decisions are complex, involve removing children from their home environment or have significant resource implications.
What you'll need to succeed
Ideally you will be an experienced manager or an experienced social worker who has taken opportunities to supervise or develop colleagues or students and understands the value of social work intervention with very vulnerable children and their families.
You will have a recognised professional qualification in social work, excellent organisational and communication skills, and take pride in everything you do. You will be curious and creative and above all have a 'can do' attitude. You will be able to lead a team and work as part of a team and ensure that front-line practice contributes to strategic priorities.
What you'll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.