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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£50,550 - £60,506 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

Children, Education and Justice Services

Team Leader 
Edge of Care Service 

Salary: £50,550 - £60,506 per year
Hours: 36 per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead an Edge of Care team based in Edinburgh. Edge of Care focusses on supporting children, young people and their families to stay together, within their communities when it is safe to do so.

Edinburgh is committed to care away from family being a short-term option to alleviate crisis and allow ‘space’ to plan interventions with a focus on remaining at home with family where possible.

The team takes a multi disciplinary and integrated approach and therefore needs a leader who understands partnership working across a number of disciplines. The team needs a leader committed to developing our practice and improve service delivery, working with families to assist them to find solutions and be included in decisions that affect their lives. The service will also be developing an emergency residential and outreach support model that provides intensive family support for the whole family with the aim of reducing the number of children and young people being accommodated away from home for long periods. The service is for children and young people aged 12-17 years. The team will offer intensive outreach support and emergency short term care within an identified emergency house.

Team Leaders play a key role in early intervention and residential services, supervising and supporting the professional development of a small team of Assistant team leaders, residential childcare officers and developing good working relationships with social care workers and teams. The role will also involve manging crisis referrals, therefore sound decision making is necessary.

Team Leaders are part of a management team taking responsibility for delivering a high quality service that achieves good outcomes for children and families, and play a key role in service development. The successful applicant will be an experienced leader who has a sound knowledge of practice involving children in need of care and protection, early intervention and looked after and accommodated children. Candidates should also have experience of managing, supervising and/or mentoring social work personnel. If you would like more information about the job, pay or benefits, please email Mark Crawford, Team manager on, or alternatively 07712 235640

Applicants must hold a Diploma in Social Work or equivalent recognised by the SSSC. This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.


To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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