Team Leader - Leaving Care Team
Salary Details: GBP44,751 - GBP47,544 pa
Job Term: Permanent
Appointment Type: Full-time
Location: 91 Queens Road, Twickenham, TW1 4EU
Directorate: Specialist Children's Service
Service: Leaving Care
This is a great opportunity for a social care professional to join a lively, engaging and outward facing team. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent customer care in a child and family centered environment.
Achieving for Children is a social enterprise company created on 1st April 2014 by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames to provide their children's services (for further information, click on link:
The vision for Achieving for Children is simple: by putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do, we will be able to deliver improved outcomes for families and give children and young people the best start in life.
To be a Team Leader for the Leaving Care Team you will be a qualified social worker who is HCPC registered and has experience of working with Looked After Children, UASC and care leavers. You must be committed to making positive changes for young people. You will be passionate about working with young people, especially where there are safeguarding concerns. Sound verbal and written skills are a necessity and will be tested at interview. Full support and regular supervision will be given for case management, personal development, career progression and excellent training opportunities.
Excellent skills in communication are needed to engage with the most vulnerable children and young people through direct work as well as liaison with other key professionals and partners. There will be an expectation on the successful candidate to evidence competence in and to promote multi professional working.
In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities, including Signs of Safety training, Systemic Family Therapy support and much, much more
Achieving for Children is committed to enabling social workers to develop their potential within an inspirational and supportive learning environment. New recruits receive a thorough induction programme, tailored to their role requirements. A new continuing professional development (CPD) framework for social workers has been established with a comprehensive development programme, including bite-size workshops, learning lunches, seminars, action learning sets and CPD portfolio-building support. Continuing professional development social work qualifications, external training and conference attendance are fully funded, along with corporate membership of The College of Social Work and subscription to online research resources.
Benefit of working for Achieving for Children
AfC was recently named as Social Work Employer of the Year at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year awards ceremony, beating off competition from local authorities and national agencies to win the award. As a social enterprise owned by two local authorities, we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government.
The successful candidate will have access to;
- Generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.
- Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
- A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
- Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
- A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
- Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
- Reflective supervision from an experienced management team
How to apply
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.