Team Leader – Young Person’s Housing Support

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Team Leader - Young Person’s Housing Support
Contract / Temporary

Calderdale 0008 CF7F / 1

Posted: 2nd May 2024 12:46
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  • Pay Rate:

    £19.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


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Temporary Team Leader - Young Person’s Housing Support

Reference no: Calderdale 0008 CF7F / 1

Pay Rate: £19.00 per hour PAYE

37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Hybrid working

Team Leader to support the Young Person's Housing Team for a period of 6 weeks. This will involve supervising and coordinating the team and supporting around decision making. You will link in closely with the Social Care and Pathways Teams to assess and identify appropriate housing pathways for 16/17 year olds and care leavers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, supervise and motivate the staff working with young people staying in or referred to the service. Undertake training, appraisals, absence monitoring and recording and other human resource functions as agreed with Team Manager. Supervise students and others on work placements.
  • Organise duty rotas to ensure that the service has adequate staff cover at all times.
  • Deputise for the Temporary Accommodation Service Team Leader when required.
  • Ensure that high quality needs assessments are undertaken, support plans developed and housing pathways identified for service clients. Ensure that partner agencies and services are contacted and engage in the process where appropriate.
  • Ensure that potentially homeless 16 & 17 year olds and 18-20 year old care leavers referred into the service receive a same day response and that action taken is appropriate and proportionate. Ensure that formal homelessness investigations are initiated and completed where appropriate.
  • Ensure that a diverse programme of activities is offered to young people staying in Calderdale Foyer and if appropriate CMBC temporary accommodation
  • Ensure that adequate record keeping systems are developed and maintained and that the data required by commissioners, the Council and the foyer Federation is readily available.
  • Lead on the development of projects, strategies and policies relevant to the service. Including 16/17yr old Protocol and Care Leavers Protocol.
  • Develop strong links with other agencies and organisations in Calderdale that offer services to young people.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • Level 3 qualification in a relevant discipline
  • ‘C’ or above in GCSE English or equivalent
  • Holds a full UK driving licence and has the use of a vehicle for work purposes


  • Knowledge of safeguarding requirements and procedures
  • Knowledge of the housing options and benefits available to young people aged 16 -21


  • Managing an operational team
  • Working with young people aged 16 -21 who have experienced homelessness 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Conflict resolution skills especially in relation to young people
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Proven ability to use IT packages including standard Microsoft Office software.


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Job Ref: Calderdale 0008 CF7F / 1
Team Leader - Young Person’s Housing Support
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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