Residential Childcare Team Leader

  • Lydney, UK
  • £28,257 - £29,937 per annum GBP / Year


Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

Headway Adolescent Resources, a residential adolescent childcare organization, is seeking a Team Leader for their services in Lydney. The Team Leader will be responsible for meeting the needs of young people in Headway’s care and providing a positive and safe living experience. Key responsibilities include ensuring the home runs efficiently, managing and leading Residential Support Workers, and complying with safeguarding policies and procedures. Essential skills for the role include a good overall standard of education, knowledge of child care legislation, and previous experience working with young people with challenging behavior. The successful applicant will undergo a DBS check at the enhanced level.

Job Description:

Headway Adolescent Resources were formed in 1999 and has established a good reputation in the residential adolescent childcare sector, and pride themselves in having the insight and ability to care for young people as individuals in a holistic manner, regardless of their background.

We are currently seeking a Team Leader to join our services in Lydney

Do you have passion and enthusiasm for promoting the well-being of young people and aiding them to reach their full potential?

Salary: Unqualified- Basic salary of £23,889.84 (£12.09) + sleep in shifts (£36) = £28,257.84

Qualified- Salary of £25,569.44 (£12.94) + sleep in shifts (£36) = £29,937.44

  • Job Type: Full Time, 39 hours per week ( Fixed Term Contract- 12 Months)

Purpose of Job:

  • To ensure that the needs of young people in Headway’s care are met and to provide a positive and safe living experience for these young people and;
  • To manage and lead Residential Support Workers in order to provide a high quality of childcare

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work on shift to ensure that the Home runs efficiently and effectively to a high standard and young people are safeguarded at all times. Thus creating a homely environment for the young people in our care, taking into account their views, wishes and feelings.
  • To manage Residential Support Workers within their team, delivering supervision in accordance with company policy.
  • To comply with the Company’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.
  • To comply with and to have an up to date knowledge of the Home’s Statement of Purpose, Policy and Procedures, all relevant legislation and be able to impart this knowledge to their staff and to promote best practice and maintain confidentiality.
  • To support effective multi agency working and positive relationships with all staff, the local community, local authorities, other professional agencies and significant others who are part of a young person’s life.
  • To comply with and apply company guidelines on Codes of Conduct and to set an acceptable role model standard within the home, acting as a mentor to staff.
  • To assist in the development and delivery of the objectives identified in the young person’s Plans.
  • To support and compliment the reviewing and monitoring process in the development of Care Planning.
  • To play an active part, promote and encourage the participation of young people in the decision-making process of the home and wider community and to provide and/or help them seek information and advice from appropriate sources.
  • To promote anti-discriminatory and equal opportunity practices in line with Company Policy.
  • To comply with legislation and company policies on Health & Safety, Fire and Data Protection.
  • To attend all required training and, when required, to support QCF learners

Essential skills:

  • Good overall standard of education.
  • Working towards or hold Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or equivalent
  • Up to date knowledge of Child Care legislation, children’s home regulations and quality standards.
  • Previous experience of working directly with young people with challenging behaviour.
  • Good report writing and numeracy skills. Well organised with good administration skills. IT literate.
  • Able to relate to young people with empathy and committed to a high standard of child care and to achieve the best outcomes for young people in their care.
  • Strong motivational, management and leadership potential. Able to supervise, support and develop Residential Support Workers to create a cohesive team.
  • Good knowledge of relevant Children’s Home legislation and local & national child protection procedures and protocols.

The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.

Location: Lydney, Gloucestershire

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