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Team Leader - Children's Home - ASD / Learning Disabilities. - Care Recruiter

Team Leader – Children’s Home – ASD / Learning Disabilities.

  • Salary:
    £24,000 - £24,400 / Per Annum
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Child Care
  • Deadline:
    Open
  • Languages:
    English

The home is a 2 bedded Ofsted children’s home offering care and support to children aged 8-18 years with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Located in Cannock Staffordshire, The home provides a caring, structured and homely environment for our children. The organisation has 5 operational homes with a further 2 planned end of November 2020.

The home is supported by a specialist in-house staff members which provides our residents a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment to support their personal and academic needs.

We are within commuting distance of Cannock, Staffordshire.

The organisation specialist children’s homes for Children with Learning Disabilities 8 – 18 or complex needs / ASD.

The offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

Job Summary and Duties

As a Team leader you will supervise and motivate a team of Support Workers, whilst also completing a hands on role to ensure the highest quality of care and support is offered to our children. You will design, implement and monitor the care and education plans in accordance with the individual needs of our young people to ensure that key life and independent skills are achieved in the enriching and positive environment we strive to create.

This role is offered on a full time, permanent basis, working on regular shift pattern which is inclusive of sleep-ins.

Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties will include:

  • Leading shifts and supervising junior members of staff
  • Undertaking agreed, delegated management responsibilities on an ongoing basis
  • Supporting the young people’s care plans.
  • Contributing towards maintaining a safe, warm and homely environment
  • Building effective relationships with both the young people and key stakeholders
  • Managing challenging behaviours
  • May be personal care and support required etc.

In return our benefits include:

  • Enhanced induction and training opportunities
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • Automatic pension scheme enrolment
  • Discounted retail vouchers
  • The chance to earn additional payments through our Refer a Friend scheme
  • We will put you on our Passport to Manage training and give you the opportunity to get your Level 5. This will give you a clear pathway into a management role

Key Skills Required

  • Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent qualification) essential
  • Previous experience working in a supervisory capacity, ideally in a residential setting
  • Experience in managing and leading staffing teams to deliver positive results
  • Diligent, enthusiastic and passionate
  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence and be willing to drive as part of the job
  • Please note that you must be 22 years old or above to apply due to children’s homes regulations. You must also have a valid driving licence.
  • The recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be appointed subject to references and enhanced DBS check. In order to be successful in your application you will be subject to a rigorous safer recruitment process and must adhere to a strict code of conduct regarding your behaviour at all times

 

Please also note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Dolphin Personnel Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.

Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access either Skype or MS Team

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