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Team Leader - Senior Social Worker

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
24/09/2021 12:00
£39,500 - £40.000
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Stockton on Tees
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Sep

Supporting documents

Further information

Job Role: Residential Family Assessment Centre

The Team Leader is a senior social worker position whereby direct work with parents and their children from 0-3 years will be a key part of their role. In addition, Team Leaders will have line management responsibility for a team of Family Support Workers (FSWs) and will be required to guide and support them in their day-to-day interventions with families, alongside providing formal supervision. Integral to this aspect of their role, they will be directly responsible for drafting the interim and final assessment reports in respect of the families for whom their team of FSWs are keyworkers. This may require presentation of the final Assessment Report, on behalf of the responsible local authority, to the court which directed the assessment and subsequent referral.

The post also involves linking into local services as well as working alongside the referring local authority to ensure updates regarding families’ progress are provided on a regular basis.

Along with FSWs, Team Leaders will lead and partake in group work with the families in the Centre and work directly with other specialist services in the local community as appropriate and as part of a team around the family within 44 Westbourne Street.

Each family will have a bespoke Family Placement Plan which will guide the intervention from professionals in and around 44 Westbourne Street. The role of the Team Leader is to ensure intervention by Family Support Workers is informed by the plan and to support them to work as part of a team around the family in order to achieve specified outcomes.

The nature of the referrals into 44 Westbourne Street will include parents who have significant needs regarding substance misuse, mental health and who may be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. Some parents may have specific learning needs. The staff team will be responsible for ensuring all families have the full suite of specialist services and support that is available in order to give them every opportunity to achieve a successful outcome at the end of the assessment.

The role involves shift work, full driving licence and an enhanced DBS is required.

The role is full-time, i.e., 40 hours per week and the postholder will be required to operate shift patterns, including early starts and evening work plus weekends and Bank Holidays.

For full details of the main duties and responsibilities and the requirements to fulfil this role, please see Supporting Documents to view/download the Job Description and Person Specification.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.

To apply, please forward your CV and a Covering Letter to email: 44westbournestreet@gmail.com

If you would like to enquire further about this role, please contact:

Julie Cliff, Director
Tel: 07766522436
email: julie.cliff@westbournerfc.co.uk

Sarah Middleton, Deputy Manager
Tel: 07825219402

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