Team Leader

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
Grade 8 £30,296 - £33,945
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Your normal place of work will be at a designated Children’s Home, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham
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Closing date:
26 Nov
Further Information
Our Children’s Homes Service is expanding, developing homes which meet the individual needs of young people, and creating teams who are well supported and skilled in trauma-based approaches to work alongside our children and young people who will have a range of different needs.

We are committed to ensuring that our children and young people are provided with homes where they feel happy, safe and aspirational for their futures.

The Role
As a Team Leader, you will be part of the management team and facilitate supervision with Residential staff. You will be expected to lead and manage shifts and be responsible for decision making whilst on shift.

You will support the Registered Manager and Deputy Manager in undertaking tasks to ensure the smooth running of the home. This will include preparing, recording, monitoring, and reviewing documentation. You will be responsible for taking a lead in all aspects of caring and supporting the young people in the Children’s Home.

You will adopt a positive aspirational approach to improve and develop the Children’s Homes Service to achieve its vision of providing high quality care and support to children, young people and their families as detailed in the Children’s Homes Statement of Purpose.

Skills and experience
We are seeking candidates who have significant experience of working in a Residential environment. As a Team Leader, you should have strong leadership skills and have the ability to influence and motivate others. You should possess good oral and written skills, as well demonstrate the ability and experience of effective report writing and recording.

Your experience should come with a professional qualification, candidates must hold a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care or equivalent qualification as stated in the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015.

The role will involve working a range of shifts including weekdays, evenings, weekends and sleep in duties. The nature of shift patterns enables a level of flexibility for employees.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

Our offer

The salary range for a Team Leader is £30,296 - £33,945 (starting salary within the grade range will consider experience relevant to the post if required for external candidates). This is the basic salary for a Team Leader, in addition the post is paid enhancements.

We operate a 365 days per year, 24 hours a day service. As part of this, our shift-based roles work on a rota basis and attract enhanced payments which include time and a third for overtime and unsociable hours (working between the hours of 8pm to 6am and on weekends), as well as sleep in payments at £39.24 per sleep in. This can equate to an additional earning potential of up to £5,000 on top of the basic salary.

We offer a comprehensive rewards and benefits package, you can find further details at: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26895/Rewards-and-benefit

Is this the role for you?
If you would like to find out more about the posts please contact Gill Mitchell, Service Manager via Gill.Mitchell@durham.gov.uk to arrange a discussion.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Wednesday 6th December 2023.   

Removal, lodging and separation expenses may be available to the successful candidate if at the time of application for appointment their place of residence is outside the administrative area of County Durham and more than 30 miles in a straight line from their new administrative centre, along with several other criteria for eligibility.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.