Social Care Team Leader (West Midlands)

 Team Leader (Children in Social Care - West Midlands)


At Safe Haven Accommodation, we specialise in providing a range of supported accommodation and supported living services for semi-independent Looked After Children from the age of 16+.


Our Mission:

  • To safeguard service users from anything and anyone who can harm their welfare.

  • To support and empower service users to learn and develop the skills they need to become independent.

  • To celebrate service users progress by recognising and rewarding their achievements.

Our Vision:

  • For our service users to be able to live independently and achieve their full potential in life, giving them a brighter future

  • For Local Authorities to want us to work with more of their service users because they see the success service users are achieving with our support

Job Purpose:

  • To build good relationships with professionals through excellent problem solving, communication and information sharing.

  • To monitor and support staff to ensure the support delivered by the team is professional, timely, effective and always safeguards service users.

  • To ensure service users and all those working with them are safeguarded by ensuring that all staff receive, read and adhere to accurate risk assessments and have the relevant tools and resources they need to be able to perform their roles.

  • To embed policies and procedures into SHA’s culture so that staff know and apply the correct protocols during their work with service users.

  • To ensure that service users achieve the best outcomes possible in line with their Pathway Plans and that they complete SHA’s Life Skills Programme to enable them to develop independent living skills successfully in time for them leaving care.

  • To supervise a team of Support and Key workers to ensure they deliver an effective supported living service to service users.

  • To operate within SHA's scope of services and ensure staff team do the same.
  • To identify, communicate and act upon concerns and incidents immediately and takes responsibility for following these through.

  • To represent SHA at various meetings and events.

    The Ideal Candidate:

    - Must be willing to travel to Birmingham, Coventry or Northampton as required
    - NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care qualification essential
    - NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management desirable
    - Must have experience of working with young people in semi-independent accommodations
    - Must have experience of managing a team
    - Must have a full UK driving license and own vehicle

    37.5 hour working week (Monday to Friday - flexibility required)

    Safe Haven Accommodation is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their gender, age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion