Team Leader Residential - #562544
Action for Children
Team Leader Residential
Salary: £27,850 per annum-
Contract/Hours: Permanent - Full-Time - 37 hours per week,
Reward: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.
Vulnerable children in the UK need your help
Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.
Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.
Why Action for Children?
Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.
A bit about the role
Are you positive, compassionate, and caring? We are looking for a Team Leader to join our team at our Stoneside services (G43 1JF), providing quality residential care and short breaks services for up to 7 young people aged between 8 – 18 years with children with various learning disabilities.
Within our residential service we provide long-term placement for three boys ages 11 to 16. Our Short breaks service offers families a vital service where young people spend fun and quality time within the service out with their family home.
We support Children and Young People who can, at times, present with behaviours that can be physically and emotionally challenging, alongside having a range of complex needs. This means that the people we are looking for, must be emotionally resilient enough to remain calm and compassionate at the times when it's needed most. We never said this job was easy, but it is incredibly rewarding, and you have the chance to make a real difference to someone's life. Our Residential Workers support our Children and Young People through the day with activities, hobbies, daily living tasks, medication and elements of personal care.
How you'll help to create brighter futures
- Having responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service in accordance with national standards.
- Managing and leading a team of residential professionals and other staff as directed in the delivery of a 24 hour rota (including management of shifts) of care.
- Being responsible for the supervision, learning and development of the team.
- Focusing on the outcome-lead care of the children and young people staying at the service.
- Delivering services and leading by example to ensure that staff are supporting children and young people to achieve their full potential.
- Building and maintaining positive, professional working relationships by providing emotional and social support to children and young people who can display challenging emotional and social difficulties.
- Working with other agencies and within the community to assist the child / young person and their family.
Let's talk about you
- SVQ4 Leadership & Management (to be achieved within 2 years of taking up post.
- Experience working with children, young people, their families and carers to promote and to ensure safeguarding and the welfare of the child / young person.
- Experience of managing and developing a team and leading by example.
- Experience of working in a residential service.
- Experience of providing reflective practice supervision, ensuring an outcomes focused approach to working with children and young people.
- Experience of multi-agency working.
- Excellent organisational and time management skills.
- Exposure to managing a team.
- An outcome-focussed attitude.
- The ability to work shifts on a rota basis
Good to know
There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.
We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.
Contact: Jessica Jarvis, Recruitment Partner via email; [email protected]
Diversity, equality and inclusion
At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.
Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.
Don't meet every single requirement?
Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. So, if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.
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