Southwark, London
Up to £25000 per annum + benefits
Job description

Recruiting a Team Leader to join our Homelessness and Complex Needs service based in Southwark!

GBP 25,000 per annum, 40 hours per week, 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.

Manor Place Hostel and David Barker House, provide supported housing for individuals with a history of homelessness and complex needs. This vary from ex-offending, substance misuse, mental health, domestic violence, etc. Manor place Hostel is a service which accommodates 34 woman with various complex needs including primarily mental health, substance misuse and domestic violence. David baker House accommodates 45 males with various complex needs of support including mainly ex offending, mental health and substance misuse. Both services provide 24/7 support helping customers with their day to day life's skills and supporting them towards independent living. Many of our customers come from a background of homelessness making their trust in the people and professionals very low. The majority of our customers have complex needs and a dual-diagnosis, meaning that they are struggling with more than one of the criteria previously mentioned. The two hostels are based near Southwark and Kennington Station with a workable distance between both.

Job Overview:

The post holder will be fully involved in all aspects of the day to day management of their designated service, including line managing the relevant front line staff. You will lead and develop competence of direct reports as well as carry caseloads of customers requiring support. You will work closely with the Contract Manager to ensure that the service delivers on all targets, both financial and those around the quality of the service.

Key Responsibilities:

- Lead and motivate your team to ensure the championing of and maintenance of a positive local culture within your service
- Deliver effective supervision and team meetings with staff and ensure that information, reporting and communication
- Responsible for the personal development of staff, identifying high performers and feeding into the organisations succession plans
- Ensure that Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) required as part of the Contract are met and recorded correctly
- Develop key business relationships with all appropriate relevant customers/external parties to ensure service delivery excellence and maximise new business opportunities in own patch
- Participate in and monitor the initial and continuous assessment of needs and ensure that support planning is carried out in line with assessed needs of the customer
- Carry out other administrative tasks as relevant to the service and directed by the Contract/Heads of Operations
- Deliver an out of hours on-call service for region, where required
- Ensure that all safeguarding cases are managed in line with safeguarding protocols and are reported to Contract Manager/Head of Operations, as appropriate
- Ensure Look Ahead Health and Safety policies are adhered to at all times and to uphold all health and safety responsibilities within relevant policies and local protocols
- Adhere to all the policies and procedures of Look Ahead Care, Support & Housing plus those specific to the project including any statutory requirements

This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead.

If your application for this role is unsuccessful, but we feel that you would be suitable for another role, we may contact you to discuss alternative opportunities. If this occurs you would not need to submit another application for the alternative role.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion at work and are accredited with the Inclusive Employers Standard 2020. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Posted on: 15 April 2021
Closing date: 13 May 2021
Job ref: REQ002608
Tags: Social Care/Development, Care Management
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