Team Leader - 15+ Throughcare & Aftercare Team

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East Lothian Council
£39,345 - £44,345 per year
08 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Salary: £39746 - £44783 per annum
Permanent full time vacancy
35 hours per week
Mon - Fri
To start asap

The 15+ Throughcare & Aftercare Team provides a range of support to ex looked after / looked after and accomodated young people in their transition to independent living across East Lothian.

We are looking to recruit a Team Leader who has extensive and recent post qualification experience in providing a social work service to this group of young people. This should include experience of working within the Child Protection Guidelines, as well as a working knowledge and experience of the relevant legislation, policies and procedures relevant to the children and families social work role.

The 15+ Team in East Lothian provides a specialist and needs led service to young people with a range of complex issues including mental health problems, offending behaviour, isolation and limited life choices. Many struggle to build and maintain healthy relationships after many years within statutory services. The young people have often experienced significant trauma and loss and face a range of challenges including homelessness, unemployment and poverty . The successful candidate should be committed to improving outcomes for young people and be motivated to go the distance to support young people to reach positive and sustainable destinations.

The team comprises of 2 Senior Practitioners, 4 Social Workers, 5 Family Support Workers and one Throughcare & Aftercare Health Practitioner.

Job Details

To provide management and leadership within the relevant team as part of the ‘one service' that is Children and Adult Services, in accordance with the Service Plan, Children and Families legislation, early intervention and prevention and joint working with other Children and Adult Services colleagues, Education, Police, Health, Housing and other professionals as appropriate.

Please download the attached Job Outline/Person Specification at the bottom of the page for the exact duties and tasks required of the post.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Approved Social Work Qualification.
Post qualifying award in Child Protection or Practice Teaching OR Mental Health
Full current driving licence and access to a vehicle. (*See Job Outline)

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member's records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offerbeing made.

Additional Information

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See also:
Team Leader FINAL (Children&Adults) Grade 11.pdf