Team Leader - Intake

Favourite Stirling Council
Ref no: STR01948
Closes: Friday, 23rd June 2017
Published: Wednesday, 7th June 2017
Location: Wolfcraig, Dumbarton Road
Salary: £37,692 - £40,029 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Stirling Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adults and Children Social Work

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced professional with strong organisational, communications and negotiating skills, to model excellent leadership and motivate a staff team, to take on the key role of Intake-Duty Team Leader in Stirling Council. This role offers an exciting opportunity to manage and lead a busy frontline Team, working closely with partners and colleagues across the Council as well as in Health, the Police and elsewhere. As the first line of service contact, the Intake-Duty Team have to provide a responsive, frontline Social Work service reflecting high standards of practice undertaken in accordance with legislation and guidance, following Council policy and procedure and within agreed budgets. The Team Leader will be expected to deliver sound operational management, leadership and direction to a team of Social Work and Family Support staff in their efforts to address local need and risk and promote community wellbeing and safety. The nature of the post demands a high level of risk assessment skill, along with the ability to manage a range of service user, staff and service delivery issues while actively promoting the service and Council strategic aims, vision and values. The Team Leader is then instrumental in driving continuous improvement and innovation within the service and shaping the Intake service to meet the future demands locally. This post will provide a high quality customer service that contributes well to strategic developments and makes a positive impact upon the people and communities of Stirling. Out of hours consultation is occasionally required as is flexibility re normal working hours.

Requirements

The successful candidate will be required to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) for Children and Adults. If your application is progressed after the interview, you will be invited to come in to complete the form and have your details verified. It is Stirling Council’s policy to ask that you pay for this.