Team Leader - Children with Disabilities

Location Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England
Job type Permanent
Salary £47,841 - 50,826 per year
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Reference HQ00119261

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award-winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Work Team Leader to fill a full-time role based in Kingston and Richmond, within the Disabled Children's Team.

The salary for this permanent Team Leader job is £47,841 - £50,826 per annum.


  • Be responsible for managing Senior Practitioners, Social Workers and Family
  • support workers
  • Provide the operational management and leadership support across the service and support the Head of Service
  • Ensure that high levels of quality interventions, effective case management oversight, decision making and overall performance is undertaken in the best interests of children, young people and their families by using AfC’s social work
  • practice model, Signs of Safety, agreed on quality standards and operating procedures
  • Representing the service at the operational, strategic, multi-agency, and other meetings as appropriate
  • Support the team's professional development
  • Develop and lead a culture of partnership and innovation, so that services are child focussed, flexible and adaptable
  • Advocating the voices of those we are working with
  • Undertake other duties commensurate with the grade of the post, including deputising or working flexibly across the week to meet the business demands

Requirements of the Team Leader:

  • A recognised and relevant professional social work qualification (Degree / Diploma in Social Work)
  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field i.e. social work, leadership and management
  • Registered on Social Work England and evidence of continuing professional development
  • Management experience
  • Have a strong understanding of how to maximise productivity, performance and achieve the best outcomes for children, young people and their families alongside the workforce’s development
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have disabilities, including an understanding of various communication methods that may be used in engaging with children and young people who may have different ways of communicating
  • An understanding of what Short Breaks legislation entails and how this could be provided to best support children, young people and their families
  • Significant social work practice and experience of working on safeguarding cases, some of which are complex
  • Experience in managing caseworkers who deliver social work with children, young people and their parents/families with safeguarding issues
  • Experience in building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders, including children, young people and their families
  • Experience in keeping and maintaining records (in accordance with local policy) and producing accurate reports, presentations, written updates to a range of stakeholders (which may include families, children or young people)
  • Strong awareness of risk management and safeguarding in the context of social care including legislation, policy and procedures related to responsibilities
  • Experience in addressing specific equality or diversity issues within your practice with colleagues/service users and taking action to solve them
  • A passion for Achieving for Children's vision, mission and values (trust, value. respect) to support children and young people to live safe, happy, healthy and successful lives
  • Able to use a range of digital hardware or software to support your work effectively
  • Strong organisational abilities including time management, creative-thinking, problem-solving and multitasking
  • Able to work flexibly and independently with limited management oversight
  • Personal determination, drive, energy and ambition to achieve challenging objectives, celebrate
  • success and deliver excellent outcomes for children using a strength-based approach
  • Commitment to resource-sharing and collaborative working within Achieving for Children and across organisational boundaries in the best interests of children and families
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills that are open, honest, persuasive and pragmatic, including excellent negotiation and influencing skills


This Team Leader job is advertised by Lucy Pearson; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.