Community Team Leader - Children & Young People
Role: Community Team Leader – Children & Young People
Start Date: 4th December 2023
Duration: 6 Months
Essential: Enhanced DBS issued within 12 months or on Update Service
Our client, a well-respected charity is looking for a Children & Young Persons Community Team Leader to join their dedicated and compassionate team, working specifically with at-risk children and young people across the Southwest of England (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Avon & Somerset).
Synopsis of duties:
- Delivering direct 1-1 and group-based support to a small caseload of young people who are at risk or on the periphery of gangs, exploitation, and serious youth violence.
- Provide leadership and guidance to a small team of dedicated caseworkers, peers and volunteers through line management.
- Plan, allocate and support day-to-day workload for the teams and individuals appropriately, escalating any issues to the Community Services Delivery Manager where appropriate.
- Provide casework supervision to the staff who deliver various contracts.
- Monitor absence including annual leave and sickness absence records, following up issues where necessary; and Ensure/provide cover as required.
- Oversee the delivery of a client-centred holistic approach to supporting young people in the community.
- Conducting initial assessments and creating support plans
- Collaborating with the Service Manager to ensure team effectiveness, including identifying training opportunities, peer supervision and line management
- Developing and maintaining relationships with partner agencies such as police, YOT, Probations, Children’s Services, Local Authorities and Voluntary sector organisations to facilitate support and prevent duplication
- Produce support plans and risk management plans based on assessments. To promote inter-agency collaboration in the assessment and planning process and to include appropriate agencies in the service delivery.
- Close cases efficiently and positively, developing survival plans for the client that will identify agencies that can be used for ongoing support and agencies that can be used if serious problems develop in the future.
- Collecting information and evidence to support monitoring and service evaluation
- Proven track record of managing teams or supervising staff, with experience of leading and motivating a busy team
- A deep understanding of the complex issues facing at-risk children, young people and their families, in particular barriers faced by people with lived in experience.
- Experience of working with positively with young people involved in or at risk of serious youth violence, organised crime and county lines.
- Knowledge of the support families require when faced with issues such as housing issues, benefit issues, employment support and issues including criminal justice.
- Substantial experience in providing support, advice and advocacy and effectively communication clients needs to other professionals
- Demonstrate experience in recording and documenting case work, evidencing progress and highlighting challenges and producing reports
- Strong written and communication skills, with the ability to use various communication methods with clients
- Ability to recognise signs of child sexual and criminal exploitation (CSE and CCE) and take appropriate action following safeguarding policies
- Able to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and growth and be passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of Children and Young People.
- A proactively emotionally resilient leader that can engage positively and successfully with challenging individuals, including those with complex needs, reluctance to discuss their needs and emotional turmoil
- Enhanced DBS issued within the last 12 months and/ or registered on the DBS Update Service
For more information, please call the team and ask to speak to Lisa Yates or email us your CV
Supporting Futures Consulting acts as both an employer and an agency.
Location: South West England | Salary: 16 - 20 per hour | Job type: Contract | Posted: 23/11/2023