Team Leader

Youth Advocate Programmes IrelandCavan€42,493 per yearFull-time

Do you think you have what it takes to manage a high-quality service for young people and their families?

Would you like to be part of a growing organisation, working with young people in a strengths-based way?

Are you creative, dynamic and flexible in your approach with young people and families?

If so, YAP Ireland is recruiting a Temporary Team Leader to join our Cavan and Monaghan Team and would like to hear from you:

Job Ref CMTTL0621

Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland provides intensive, needs-led support services that work to improve the lives of young people and their families in their community:  

The Team Leader will manage the provision of direct services to clients and their families who are referred to the programme.  You will manage a team of direct service staff (Advocates) and ensure that all clients receive an appropriate and high-quality service. 

Successful Candidates will have a Degree in Social Care or a similar field; have at least 3 years of direct work with children and at least 2 years of experience in managing and supervising staff/ volunteers in the social care sector.

Team Leader - Job Description 

Responsible to Service Manager 

This post requires: a belief in the YAP model of strengths-based, needs-led services for children, young people, and families. You must have experience in the provision and management of direct services to children, young people, and families. You will lead in the recruitment, training, management, and supervision of staff/advocates; provide high-quality services to children, young people, and families using the strengths-based model, and operate within YAP Ireland policies and procedures.

This post also requires a high degree of flexibility and creativity in responding to the needs of young people and families, delivering a high standard of service in a changing climate, working time, and the requirement for national travel.

1. Qualifications: 

A Degree in the social care field eg. Youth Work, Community Work, Psychology, Child

Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, and Social Care

Experience of at least three years of direct work with children, young people, and families.

Experience of at least two years in managing and supervising staff/volunteers in delivering client-centered services.

Full Clean Driver’s Licence and access to own transport

Demonstrated excellent communications skills, both oral and written, including computer

proficiency in the use of Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.

2. Responsibilities and Tasks: 

The Team Leader is responsible to the Service Manager in the overall delivery of YAP programmes. This includes the provision of direct services to children, young people, and families, personnel management, and budget management of YAP Programmes.

Specific Tasks Include: 

1. To provide a direct service to clients and their families in line with the YAP Model (See flow chart)

2. To manage the provision of direct services to clients and their families who are referred to the programme.

3. To recruit and train a team of staff/advocates for the YAP programmes in line with best practice and YAP Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedures.

4. To manage and supervise a team of staff/advocates in the delivery of high-quality services to clients and their families including induction, probation and managing HR issues in line with YAP Ireland HR policies and procedures.

5. Ensure quality case recording is carried out in a timely manner in line with case management guidance and policies.

6. To manage child protection referrals and incidents and act as a designated officer in line with Children’s First Guidelines.

7. To ensure that the service is delivered in line with the YAP Model and values with a focus on outcomes and positive change for clients and their families.

8. To agree and sign off the payroll on a weekly basis and manage to spend on each case in line with the budget.

9. To ensure all necessary reporting requirements are delivered in a timely fashion including HR, Research, statistics, financial reports, etc.,

10. Ensure that best practice guidelines are adhered to by all staff including Children First guidelines, legislative requirements, etc.,

11. To work with young people and families to increase their voice in the service and in external services by facilitating training, groups, activities, and participation sessions as required.

12. Facilitate and participate in staff/advocate team meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

13. To assist in the growth and development of YAP Ireland Programmes and Services through piloting services and initiating services in new areas.

14. Assist in the achievement of fundraising and communication strategies

15. Adhere to all YAP Ireland HR policies and procedures, including Health And Safety Policy, Code of Conduct, Child Protection, Complaints, Performance Management.

16. Perform other duties as required by Senior Managers.

Salary: €42,493.00

Team Leader Person Specification 

Qualifications 

Essential 

Candidates should possess a Degree qualification in the social care field: e.g Youth Work, Community Work, Psychology, Child Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or Social Care

Experience 

Essential:

Belief in a strengths-based needs-led model of working with children, young people, and families.

Experience of at least three years of direct work with children, young people, and families.

Experience of at least two years in managing and supervising staff/volunteers in delivering client-centered services.

Experience in child protection work

Experience of recording in a factual, timely way

Desirable 

Experience in recruiting staff or volunteers

Experience in delivering training to staff or volunteers

Experience in Budget Management of a family or community-based service Experience of Group work or Participation Work with young people and/or family members

Skills 

Essential:

Ability to motivate and lead a team of people

Demonstrated excellent communications skills, both oral and written, including computer proficiency in the use of Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.

Ability to be creative, innovative, and dynamic and work in a strengths-based way Ability to prioritize tasks and manage workload.

Further Information:

To apply for this position please fill out the online application form by clicking Apply Now - and selecting the code CMTTL0621.

Interviews will take place on 23rd & 24th June 2021

If you are selected for an interview you will need to be available on this date to attend the interview in the YAP Ireland Cavan office.

Only completed applications will be accepted, CV’s will NOT be accepted. 

The closing date for applications is Wednesday the 16th of June 2021

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