We are currently remodelling our Family Centred Care Team to ensure we have a vibrant and motivated team with a clear vision to ensure that our vulnerable children and young people experience loving and caring environments. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Team Leader to become part of this evolving team in Midlothian.
Our ambition is to enhance the support we offer to Midlothian Foster Carers, Adopters and Continuing Care adult carers, and in doing so improve our retention by building their skills and knowledge to safeguard and achieve positive outcomes for the children and young people in their care.
We are looking for motivated and enthused individuals who understand the importance of the Promise and where this sits in relation to developing bespoke fostering and adoption services. You will be responsible for managing these services as well as delivering high quality supervision and learning opportunities to members of your team.
Midlothian Council invest strongly in their workforce, and you will receive generous benefits such as 30 minimum days annual leave entitlement, flexible working, employee well-being assistance programme, pension scheme and ongoing professional development opportunities.
A considerable period of relevant working experience will be needed to perform competently, and jobholders may contribute to internal working parties considering the operational implications of external change.
The jobholder must hold a degree or equivalent in an appropriate social work discipline that is recognised by the SSSC with substantial experience in family centred care and/or children and families social work. The job holder must have or be working towards a management qualification within a three-year period.
To deliver the remit of this post also requires the jobholder to keep abreast of current developments in the fields of Fostering and Adoption along with current and future legislation changes that impact on the service.
S/he will have experience of working within a multi-agency environment and an in-depth knowledge of working with children’s establishments in addition to experience of managing a professional staff team and/or managing/leading on a project. Previous management experience with budget responsibility and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential to the role.
CLOSING DATE – 12 February 2024
INTERVIEW DATE – 26 February 2024
Position Title: Team Leader – Family Centred Care
Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnerships
Working from Home: No
Location: Children and Families Centre
Contract Status: Permanent
Hours of Work: 36
Working Pattern: Mon-Thurs 09:00-17:00, Fri 09:00-15:30
Weeks per year: 52
Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £50,549.90 per annum.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children or adults.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and Adults, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk
If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.
Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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