SLA04000 - Team Leader (Throughcare)

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Ref no: SLA04000
Closes: Wednesday, 14th March 2018
Published: Wednesday, 7th March 2018
Location: Regent House, 9 High Patrick Street, Hamilton
Rate: £19.64 - £21.16 per hour
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: South Lanarkshire
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adults and Children Social Work

Job Description

Social Work Resources

Location: Regent House, 9 High Patrick Street, Hamilton, ML3 7ES

You will be part of the Children and Justice Services Management Team and will be responsible for the management of a team of Children and Justice Service's Throughcare Social Work staff to provide a direct Social Work Service and provide professional support and supervision to staff.

Based within the new Justice Throughcare team this is an opportunity for either an experienced social worker/practitioner or an existing manager who wishes to extend their knowledge and experience to lead this new team.

The role involves the need for effective liaison with prisons, parole board, courts and other criminal justice stakeholders to establish, develop and maintain effective supervision of service users in the community. The service will provide a reliable and quality professional service to service users and their families.

The priorities for the manager will be to deliver a quality service through supervision and support of the team and by managing the local office budgets. You will manage the staff involved in the assessment and supervision of throughcare licenses and voluntary throughcare, ensuring appropriate standards and safe, reliable enforcement being mindful of public protection

Regular supervision is provided by the Operations Manager and full support will be offered to the post holder by the Children and Justice Services Management Team.

All applicants must be registered with Scottish Social Services Council and hold a Degree in Social Work qualification or equivalent.

Employment History/Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Closing Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018.

Interview Date: TBC.



This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check provided by Disclosure Scotland.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with adults. 

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.