Team Leader - Through Care Team 2
Band: 12, Salary: £47,572 - £51,654
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.
What is the Role
Our Through Care Team 2 works with children seeking asylum and care experienced young people aged 18-25 to support them through to independence or reunification to their families. This is an exciting and privileged opportunity to support children and young people in their plans for permanence and to prepare them for adulthood.
As Team Leader you will be responsible for leading and supporting a mixed pod of Social Worker's and Personal Advisors who will be holding a caseload of young people who we care for, or who are care experienced. You will manage performance, data, and absence, - planning and deploying staff to meet unexpected crisis. You will support staff development and learning through mentoring, direct observations and reflective supervision
You will act as duty manager on a rota and also be responsible for chairing meetings, writing and supporting assessments of risk and support needs and attending groups to represent the service. You will lead on projects as directed to further service development.
What you'll need to succeed
Passionate about working with young people, you will be an excellent communicator, hold a Social Worker qualification as well as being registered with Social Work England. Through the use of reflective supervision you will be able to support staff to grow and learn whilst coping with competing demands and the stresses that comes with working in a busy environment.
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.