Team Leader (Trafford Youth Justice)
Trafford Council
2d ago
source : greater jobs

Salary : £35,934 - £38,913 per annum (Actual salary £28,747 - £31,050 per annum)

About us

Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors are embarking on a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential.

Our vision is working together to build the best future for all our communities and everyone in Trafford

We have a vacancy in our Youth Justice Service which is part of our wider Youth Engagement Service offering a wide range of high quality services from our multi- agency & MATRIX accredited Talkshop young peoples Centre.

All teams deliver services borough wide to support young people aged 10 to 19.

About you

You will be suitably experienced in delivering Youth Justice Services to young people and confident to lead and support a team of youth justice practitioners.

  • Your style and approach will reflect our values and behaviours : you will be committed to continually learning & improving the way you do things to ensure effective outcomes;
  • valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver service; you will take ownership of your actions and strive to getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong;
  • you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.

    About the Role

    As a Team Leader, you’ll supervise and support a number of youth justice case managers, practitioners and specialist staff.

    You will ensure staff work to national standards and Trafford procedures & regularly monitor and audit casework to ensure suitable management oversight.

    You will have leadership and management skills to enable you to support and motivate staff teams to deliver successful interventions and improve outcomes for young people.

    You will be part of the Youth Engagement Service Operational management team & directly contribute to service development.

    You will have at least 2years’ experience of working as a professional in a Youth Justice setting & will possess a relevant professional qualification (Social Work / Youth & Community / Teaching).

    You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to provide leadership to a team of professional staff.

    You will support the service by leading on specialist areas & work with both internal and external partners to support the continuous improvement and development of services.

    You will ensure the voice of the child is at the heart of everything you do.

    For an informal chat about the role, pleas contact Andy Zilkha on 07786117818

    Additional Information

    The role is for 29 hours per week and can be delivered flexibly over 4 or 5 days. You will be part of the management out of hour’s rota for which you will receive additional time off in lieu.

    You may have to work flexibly to meet the needs of the role in order to safeguard young people and support staff.

    About the benefits

    You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture.

    Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.

    Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including mindfulness, mental health first aiders, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.

    Trafford the place - Trafford continues to be one of the best places to live, in the country. According to statistics, the borough scores highly in terms of recycling, education, employment and crime reduction, and has a reputation of being one of the safest places to live in Greater Manchester.

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