Team Leader

Aberdeen City Council
£30,000 - £39,999
16 Jan 2019
21 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

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Duration: Full Time
Location: Williamson Family Resource Centre

In October 2015 the Family Resource Centres were aligned to provide consistency of service provision across Aberdeen City and a single point of referral. The Family Support Service currently provides a range of targeted, individual and group work interventions for children, young people and parents/carers, working alongside Children’s Social Work Units and Teams to provide a needs led service.
As the Team Leader at Williamson Family Resource Centre you will be responsible for leading and supporting a team of staff who are enthusiastic and committed to providing support to some of our most vulnerable children and young people.
Informal enquiries about the role are encouraged and should be made to Anna Christie, Team Manager onor Jane McLachlan, Team Manager, on.

Job Purpose:
To manage a multi disciplinary team and work directly with children and families. To be accountable for all work undertaken in a timely manner for children and families allocated to the team. Effectively assess needs and plan and deliver focused interventions to safeguard children and create an environment where each service user is enabled to maximise their potential.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
BA in Social Work or equivalent i.e. DipSW/CQSW or BA in Residential Childcare
Post qualifying experience working with children and families
SSSC registration

The post holder will be expected to:
Work flexible hours or shift work in a residential setting, responding to the needs of the service / children, young people and their families
Travel as required in relation to the needs of the service
Work at alternative locations as required
Work in accordance with Adult, Child and Public Protection principles and procedures
Maintain SSSC registration and maintain requirements as stipulated in terms of workforce regulation
Adhere to the requirements of the Social Work Code of Practice, SSSC Code of Practice, council Policy and Procedures and all relevant Legislation


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
The ability to communicate effectively with children, young people and their families.
Communicate with staff and stakeholders to ensure positive outcomes.
The ability to lead and support practice change into operational practice and service delivery, including identifying training needs of staff to ensure continuous improvement
The ability to work proactively, to lead and participate in, team and service planning
Ability to plan, manage and lead the work of other staff; effectively motivate, supervise staff, providing guidance and support including effective induction
Ability to manage priorities and deadlines
The ability to operate as a member of a team and take responsibility for the health and the safety of staff and service users in their environment in conjunction with the Team Manager
The ability to challenge practice including investigating complaints with a view to improving practice within the service
The ability to respond positively and of proactively to challenging behaviour
The ability to support and develop staff to advocate on behalf of service users with professionals and appropriate agencies
the ability to effectively use the range of services and resources available to improve outcomes for children and young people
The ability to organise, chair and effectively contribute in regular meetings

The Individual

Please see the job profile for further details