Team Leader - Young Women's Services

Aberdeen City Council
12 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Duration: Permanent, Part Time (18.5 Hours per Week)

Location: Pittodrie Centre, Young Women's Service

Job Purpose,

To lead and manage a statutory service for young people and their families.
Promote and protect the welfare of vulnerable service users, their families and
carers. Create an environment where each service user is enabled to maximise their
potential and to contribute to the service users' social, physical and mental wellbeing
and promote active citizenship in a holistic way.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

BA in Social Work or equivalent i.e. DIPSW/CQSW/CSS.

Post qualifying experience working with children and families.

PDA in Supervision or equivalent (or willingness to achieve within agreed


SSSC registration.

The post holder will be expected to:

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

Maintain SSSC registration.

Adhere to the requirements of the Social Work Code of Practice, SSSC Code
of Practice, council Policy and Procedures and all relevant Legislation.

To provide support and management across residential services.


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

The ability to assess and communicate effectively with service users, staff and
other stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes for service users.

The ability to lead and support practice change into operational practice and
service delivery, including identifying training needs of staff to ensure
continuous improvement.

A proactive approach, leadership and participation in individual, team and
service plans.

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.

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
T earn Manager.

The ability to challenge practice including investigating complaints with a view
to improving practice within the theme.

Knowledge and experience of proactive responses to challenging behaviour.

The ability to support and develop staff to advocate on behalf of service users
with professionals and appropriate agencies.

Knowledge of the range of services and resources available and apply these
in order to improve outcomes for service users.

Organising, chairing, taking part in regular meetings.

The Individual

See Job Profile for further details.

See also:
2. Job Profile - Team Leader.pdf