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Team Leader - Young People Leaving Care - East London

Job Title: Team Leader - Young People Leaving Care - East London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ilford
Salary: £33k per year
Start Date: 18/12/2023
Duration: Permanent
REF: SD2011202301
Contact Name: Kasey Sanders
Contact Email:
Job Published: 20 days ago

Job Description

Team Leader - Young People Leaving Care - East London

Are you a passionate, dedicated Team Leader looking for your next role? 4Recruitment Services are recruiting a Team Leader to join and manage a team of Leaving Care Support Workers based in East London. 

Annual Rate: £33k  

Duration: Permanent  

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5.30pm, 37.5 hrs/week – Office based 

Team Leader role: Full JD Available

  • To manage up to 7 Leaving Care Support Workers.
  • Oversee the welfare of up to 70 Young People Leaving Care.
  • Assist and support Young People through the process of leaving care.
  • Support the referrals process.
  • Work with high risk/ need clients.
  • Observe and assess the behaviour of Young People.
  • Make weekly checks on the properties and to liaise with key staff to make sure that maintenance, Health and Safety standards are reported and addressed.
  • Complete and monitor risk assessments and arrange for annual maintenance and fire inspections.
  • Ensure safeguarding and protecting the welfare of each young person and promote the development of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Provide firm, consistent, and fair boundaries in respect of their behaviour.
  • Maintain trusting working relationships with the young people that will promote their sense of security.
  • Engage in and supervise care practices, creating an accepting environment conducive to the positive personal development of each Young Person.
  • Undertake in planning for and preparation of Young People for admission or discharge.
  • Hold and contribute to monthly staff meetings; this involves participation and collaboration with other staff in the provision of care to enable the maintenance & development of the provision.
  • Work closely and in co-operation with social work staff, specialists and other professional agencies and maintain appropriate professional relationships with families and other support agencies.
  • Participate in the staff appraisal scheme.
  • Undertake training to maintain continuing professional development.
  • Undertake routine administrative tasks and provide written reports and maintain the Young Person’s file.
  • Receive complaints in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Company.

Essential Requirements

  • UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle
  • NVQ Level 3 minimum in Health and Social Care (Children & Young People) or Caring for Children and Young People or equivalent
  • At least 1 years’ experience managing Outreach Leaving Care Support Workers
  • Previous experience of at least 1 year working with Young People Leaving Care
  • Self-motivated and a positive nature
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Willing to work additional hours where needed
  • Level 1 or 2 in Child Safeguarding
  • You Must Have Right to Live & Work in the UK
  • Enhanced Child and Adult DBS registered to the update service

We also offer an outstanding referral scheme for any Team Leader friends or colleagues.

If you are a Team Leader and would like to express your interest, please contact us for this great opportunity by calling on 0208 514 9110 and speak to Sammy Davis Or email on, 

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

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