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Greenwich Council- Youth Offending Team Leader

Greenwich Council- Youth Offending Team Leader

  • Location

    Greenwich, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £28 - £30 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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The purpose of the role is to be responsible for ensuring interventions are delivered effectively within the Youth Offending Service in order to prevent offending behaviour and safeguard children.

To support and undertake service development tasks as appropriate and to be active in implementing the Council's anti discriminatory policies in practice and service delivery.

Main Duties: 1) To provide professional guidance and line management to a team of practitioners including social workers, secondees and volunteers ensuring consistent case management and supervision of cases. 2) To consistently and robustly quality assure the work of operational staff in line with local and national standards to ensure effective outcomes and ensure that all information on agreed databases is accurate and up to date. 3) To act as part of the management team and contribute to the effective delivery of its key strategic and operational objectives whilst ensuring that services are of high quality and responsive to children, young people and families. 4) Provide effective management oversight of staff time and other resources available to the service. 5) To participate in the management duty system, including providing management support to the Court Officer on Saturdays and bank holidays. 6) To be responsible for the service delivery of the team; to be accountable for work and compliance with required standards. 7) To monitor and report on service quality, outcomes and key performance indicators to senior management. 8) Ensure effective safeguarding responses are taken to protect and promote children's welfare. 9) To represent the Service, as required by the Head of Service, at operational partnership forums associated with: quality and performance, high risk young people including, serious youth violence and preparing reports. 10) To manage a small caseload of complex cases when required, including completion of assessments and reports and the supervision of young people. 11) To be responsible for developing the skills and competencies of staff and volunteers through training and development, including the implementation of Royal Greenwich's appraisal and development system and learning development toolkit. To address any shortfalls in performance under Royal Greenwich procedures. 12) To participate as appropriate in personnel activities, including recruitment, induction, employee relations, staff and volunteer training and development. 13) To adhere to ensuring that knowledge, skills and competencies are up to date and relevant to the effective achievement of the key tasks identified by undertaking training and constructively taking part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with effective development. 16) To establish the trust and support of own immediate manager and to provide managers with the necessary information on which to make sound judgements. 17) To undertake any other work appropriate to the level and general nature of the post's duties. 18) To ensure that duties are undertaken with due regard and compliance with the Data Protection Act and other legislation, the Council's Equal Opportunities and Customer Care policies, the New Technology agreement and the legal requirements for anti-discriminatory practice within all practice.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.