POST: Team Leader – Families Together
SALARY SCALE: £26,882
RESPONSIBLE TO: Families Together Manager
LOCATION: 646 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield
An exciting opportunity has arisen to help lead a dynamic and innovative well-established team that works in partnership with the Sheffield Children and Young People’s Service and Multi-Agency Support Teams. Families Together work with some of Sheffield’s most vulnerable families providing high-quality intensive evidence-based interventions (Solution-focussed Brief Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Option 2). Families Together are part of Sheffield’s commitment to working alongside families in a planned, timely and safe way to prevent family breakdown wherever possible. It is based at Project 6(SASS), a voluntary sector agency with a good track record in providing quality therapeutic and training services.
The successful applicant will help support the wider team and help in the delivery of structured, time-limited therapeutic interventions to families in crisis, which will enable the family to improve their situations and care of the whole family. The main purpose of the project is to keep the family safely together, avoiding escalation to Child Protection and legal proceedings, therefore, keeping children out of care the care system and enabling the family to move towards greater autonomy.
We are looking for someone with positivity, versatility and the ability to being creative in how you engage with families with high-level needs. Please note that this service works with extremely vulnerable families from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences so applicants will need to have emotional resilience and good self- care skills. You must be highly motivated and be able to work on your own initiative, as well as being an integral part of the team. In addition to line management support, you will receive professional, independent clinical supervision and training opportunities to support your personal professional development.
Applicants will be expected to have an appropriate and relevant professional qualification (e.g. social work, diploma in counselling etc.) and have at least two years’ experience of working in a social care or health care setting, supporting people in crisis. You will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
Closing date: Friday 10th May 12 pm
Interview Dates: week commencing 20th May