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Family Matters Team Leader
  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/22/196787
  • Published: Fri 20/05/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/06/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.00 hours per week
  • Salary: £19,276 to £20,795
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Rock Ferry Locality OfficeCH42 3TD, Hybrid Working, Merseyside

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Family Matters Team Leader

Grade PO8

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a part time Team Leader in the Adolescent response team. You will be responsible for the co-ordination, management, delivery and effectiveness of an Adolescent Response Team. The team is part of a wider service providing intensive support to children, young people and their families to ensure levels of risk are de-escalated as soon as possible to reduce the need for statutory services.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues across children's services and Early Help & Prevention Services to ensure: children and young people are safer; the daily-lived experience of children and young people gets better; outcomes for children and young people improve; and wherever possible, family breakdown is prevented. In this role you will develop, lead and support a team of adolescent support workers to ensure that the child is at the centre of all work undertaken. You will supervise and lead the team in a way which reflects the performance and quality of the service and enables workers to help effect change based on the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families. You will be responsible for contributing towards service and team improvements, maintaining and providing performance management data, including reporting against targets, outcomes and achievement for the team. You will ensure that practice standards are met in all cases and that the work is recorded appropriately, undertaking regular dip-sampling and auditing. The successful candidate will ensure that professional development within the team is valued creating a dynamic and well[1]supported workforce. You will ensure that all HR processes, including absence management, capabilities and disciplinary issues are followed correctly and routinely, this includes maintaining accurate records within Self-Serve.

About the candidate ' You will need to be qualified to degree level in a related field, i.e. social work, youth and community work or equivalent or significant work experience in a related field and provide evidence of continuous professional development within the field of working with children, young people and families. The successful candidate will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of vulnerable children and related issues such as; substance misuse, CSE, relationship conflict and domestic abuse. You will have a clear understanding of early help/prevention/social care and related thresholds for intervention, including an understanding of the services and their offer across the continuum of need. Knowledge and understanding of appropriate models of intervention which improve outcomes for children is required as is an understanding of strategic priorities across the Borough. You will be able to demonstrate your experience of managing staff and volunteers. Your experience will include working to provide intensive support to children, young people and families. Experience of working with other agencies, collaborating with colleagues and partners to deliver intensive support to adolescents and their families is required. You will be able to demonstrate a track record of managing and escalating risk with a clear knowledge of safeguarding. We are looking for someone with excellent administrative and communication skills, the ability to write reports, maintain accurate records and analysis key data in relation to issues of the client group.

The successful candidate will be able to work both autonomously and as part of a team and will act as a professional role model to others; working with commitment, passion and enthusiasm. Above all you will be looking to improve the way we engage with our employees/residents/customers to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do.

We have recently moved to a hybrid model of working with a combination of office working and homeworking. The successful candidate will have access to desk booking systems for designated council buildings and will be expected to work from an office for part of their working week

For more information, please contact Gemma Conway gemmaconway@wirral.gov.uk / 07917393182

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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English

This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council’s Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances

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