Hourly rate of pay: £25.37 – £28.57
Days and Hours of Work:
Will be per a rota, to be confirmed with successful applicant.
To start 10th October 2023.
East Lothian Council have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to manage Lothian Villa Meadowmill which is a residential house for 6 young people based in Tranent who require care to meet their physical, emotional, psychological and social needs.
We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and experienced leader who is dedicated to providing high quality and child centred residential care. Applicants should be ready to shape and lead a full staff team who they will closely support to deliver detailed care plans in collaboration with their social work, education and health colleagues.
As a key member of the multiagency team around the young people, applicants should be able to work effectively with partner agencies and family members in order to maintain high standards of communication and coordination of care plans.
In line with The Promise and Signs of Safety framework, the Team Leader would work closely with young people and their families to promote positive relationships and inclusive care planning as appropriate.
We are looking for an experienced leader who can support, nurture and model a positive workplace culture while prioritising the resilience of the team as a whole.
This post will be part of the leadership team who deliver residential care across East Lothian but will also link closely with Team Leaders for our children and young people teams within Children’s Services.
The team in the residential house will consist of 1 x Team Leader, 2 X Assistant Team Leader and 9 Residential Childcare Support Workers with additional locum support. There is also a complement of domestic and admin staff.
Applicants must have a detailed understanding of complex attachment disorders, sound relational caring value base, excellent assessment communication and report writing skills and a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of children and family’s social work role and responsibilities. Applicants should have the skills to manage a team and be an enthusiastic and motivated leader with a passion for residential child care.
East Lothian Children’s Services are keen to recruit workers who are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families. We are committed to promoting an open and trusting culture at all levels of the organisation and prioritise continuous professional development and learning. We view our staff are our greatest asset and we strive to be supportive, inclusive and child centred by prioritising effective supervision, manageable caseload duties and a healthy work life balance.
Our vision is to support children and young people to live and learn in East Lothian and our staff are involved in developing services and implementing improvement activity around this goal. We have accessible, on site senior management team who are committed to recruiting the best people to compliment the wide range of knowledge and experience that exists throughout the service. If you wish to discuss this job vacancy or working for Children’s Services in East Lothian Council, please feel free to contact the recruitment manager on the details below:
Andy Thorpe, Service Manager
To provide management and leadership within Children’s Services (social work), in accordance with the Service Plan, Children and Families legislation, early intervention and prevention and joint working with partners in Adult Services, Education, Police, Health, Housing and other professionals as appropriate.
Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under ‘Job Attachments’) for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every ‘essential’ criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.
Approved qualification in Social Work, and SSSC Registration.
Certificate in Child Protection or Post Qualifying award in Practice Teaching or Mental Health.
As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)
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 offer being made.
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.
For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nonteachinginfo
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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on [email protected]
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