Salary: £47,572 - £51,654 Pro rata
Hours: 37 hrs per week
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.
The Building Your Futures Team supports children and young people who are looked after in foster care, cared for by connected carers or family, and specialist care. The team work alongside a wide range of professionals and multi-agencies to support positive outcomes for the children we care for. The team are positive, friendly, fun and most importantly - aspirational for children and young people's futures. Our team are creative, and child focussed and strive for better outcomes for the children we care for.
What is the Role?
As Team Leader you will be responsible for leading and supporting a dedicated pod of Social Worker's. This includes staff development and learning through mentoring, and reflective supervision. Alongside managing performance, data, and absence, you will also encourage your pod of social worker's to be creative and solution focused in responding to individual needs. We believe strongly in involving children and young people in all aspects of their care plans and the services we provide to meet their care needs.
You will act as duty manager on a rota and be responsible for chairing meetings, writing and supporting assessments of risk and support needs, and attending groups to represent the service.
What you'll need to succeed
You will have a recognised social work qualification and be registered with the relevant professional body.
• Be passionate about working with young people and motivated to achieve good outcomes for children and young people. Be curious, creative and solution focused.
• Work effectively as part of the Service and liaise professionally with a range of key stakeholders including children, families, colleagues, other professionals and senior managers.
• Have experience of managing staff or students and be able to support staff to grow and learn through the use of reflective supervision.
• Have the ability to support and challenge their supervisees appropriately to ensure standards of practice are maintained.
• Be able to problem solve when dealing with a variety of challenges and demonstrate confidence in working within agreed timescales.
Please read the job profile for the full details of this role
What you'll get in return
We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potentials with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:
• Generous annual leave (27 days per year rising to 31, pro rata for part time hours) with the potential to purchase additional leave.
• A fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return.
• Flexible working hours.
• Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships.
• Extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme
• Discount on travel, travel loans and the bike loan scheme
• Discounts on a wide range of goods and services – access a range of discounts and offers from thousands of restaurants, shops and more.
Staff rewards: https://careers.portsmouth.gov.uk/working-for-the-council/
The full job profile is attached here
Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:
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We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society.
Applicants will be shortlisted based on their ability to use good examples that meet the criteria of this role. Remember to demonstrate why you are suitable against each of the points described in the 'Who is the Person' points on the Job Profile using examples from your experience or transferable skills. This might be through qualifications or descriptive examples from your work / personal experience, which clearly illustrates what you did and the effect it had.
Please ensure you provide your full education history from secondary school, include name/address of establishment, details of relevant qualifications & awarding body.
lease explain any gaps - this is essential for all safeguarding children's roles.
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