Team Leader - Through Care Team 2
Portsmouth City Council
Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth
Job typeFull Time, Permanent
£44,862 - £48,874 Per Annum
26 January 2022
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
Our Through Care Team 2 works with Looked After Young People, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Care Leavers 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.
The post holder 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 are either looked after or care leavers. The post holder will be responsible for providing their pod members with monthly supervision and supporting them to complete statutory tasks within timescales. You will offer further support to their pod by regular pod meetings and day to day informal supervision. You will support staff development and learning through mentoring, direct observations and reflective supervision. The post holder will quality assure written work of their pod members including assessments and plans. You will be duty manager for the team’s intake service on a rota. The post holder will be responsible for ensure young people have clear assessments of their needs and that these are used to form robust plans for young people. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring these plans progress and are regularly reviewed.
What you’ll need to succeed
Passionate about working with young people you will be an excellent and hold a social work qualification and be registered with Social Work England. You will be able to support staff to grow who can cope with competing demands and the stresses that comes with them.
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.
How to apply
To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “job profile” and “how to apply” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role listed in the ‘who is the person’. Please ensure you refer to the ‘how to apply’ document when you complete your application as there is information in there that you need to include and evidence in your application for this role. This is really important or you are likely not to be short listed. Please ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile.
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.
Please note 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.