Residential Children's Services Team Leader

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Posted on Jun 9, 2024 by CV-Library
Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Social Care
Immediate Start
£27k - £27k Annual
Full-Time
Residential Children's Services Team Leader
Location: Eastbourne/East Sussex Home/onsite (you will be expected to be in our services in the Eastbourne area)

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Specific Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £27,000 per annum. Additional overtime is regularly available

About us:

LCS are a leading provider of semi-independent accommodation and support for young people leaving care. Our aim is to support young people towards living independently and to achieve their dreams and aspirations. We provide young people with high quality accommodation and support them to live safely. We support young people aged 16 and over, a number of whom have complex needs including dealing with experiences of trauma and/or loss.

About you:

You will join our management team responsible for the day-to-day running of the service. The primary tasks will include supervising a team of support workers as well as undertake some direct support work yourself. You will be given excellent support and coaching from one our experienced Operations Managers, including regular supervision and formal training opportunities.

You will hold Residential Childcare/Families Practitioner Diploma/Children and Young People's Workforce/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent
Have experience of working with young people affected by experiences of trauma and loss
Have experience of working with challenging behaviour and or mental health issues
Knowledge and experience in staff management
Must be able to work well under pressure and to time limited deadlines
Have good skills in building relationships and keeping young people at the centre of service thinking and planning
Must have excellent leadership skills
Hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle Main responsibilities:

To provide keywork to a number of young people, so that they achieve their aspirations and are supported to become independent
To provide management including regular individual and group supervisions to the support work team
To represent the service positively to a variety of young people, their families and partner agencies
To contribute to our Out of Hours Duty Rota
To ensure staffing rotas are prepared well in advance and to ensure cover in the event of staff absence/sickness
To contribute to leading the team in delivering a safe and high quality service, including chairing regular team meetings and modelling a positive and child-centred culture
To write, assess and review the quality of Initial Needs and Support Plans, Risk Assessments and Critical Incident Reports
To deputise for the Operations Manager as required
To communicate with young people and their parents/carers, to empower them to make informed decisions and to advocate on their behalf when appropriate
To maintain contact with the young person's parents/carers where appropriate and in consultation with the responsible local authority
To maintain appropriate links with the community in which the young person is placed
To support young people to access education, employment and volunteering opportunitiesBenefits:

28 Days Annual Leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
Accredited Training
Employee Discount Scheme
Pension SchemeLCS is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.

INDRESMP

Reference: 221780852

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Residential Children's Services Team Leader

CV-Library

Posted on Jun 9, 2024 by CV-Library

Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Social Care
Immediate Start
£27k - £27k Annual
Full-Time
Residential Children's Services Team Leader
Location: Eastbourne/East Sussex Home/onsite (you will be expected to be in our services in the Eastbourne area)

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Specific Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £27,000 per annum. Additional overtime is regularly available

About us:

LCS are a leading provider of semi-independent accommodation and support for young people leaving care. Our aim is to support young people towards living independently and to achieve their dreams and aspirations. We provide young people with high quality accommodation and support them to live safely. We support young people aged 16 and over, a number of whom have complex needs including dealing with experiences of trauma and/or loss.

About you:

You will join our management team responsible for the day-to-day running of the service. The primary tasks will include supervising a team of support workers as well as undertake some direct support work yourself. You will be given excellent support and coaching from one our experienced Operations Managers, including regular supervision and formal training opportunities.

You will hold Residential Childcare/Families Practitioner Diploma/Children and Young People's Workforce/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent
Have experience of working with young people affected by experiences of trauma and loss
Have experience of working with challenging behaviour and or mental health issues
Knowledge and experience in staff management
Must be able to work well under pressure and to time limited deadlines
Have good skills in building relationships and keeping young people at the centre of service thinking and planning
Must have excellent leadership skills
Hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle Main responsibilities:

To provide keywork to a number of young people, so that they achieve their aspirations and are supported to become independent
To provide management including regular individual and group supervisions to the support work team
To represent the service positively to a variety of young people, their families and partner agencies
To contribute to our Out of Hours Duty Rota
To ensure staffing rotas are prepared well in advance and to ensure cover in the event of staff absence/sickness
To contribute to leading the team in delivering a safe and high quality service, including chairing regular team meetings and modelling a positive and child-centred culture
To write, assess and review the quality of Initial Needs and Support Plans, Risk Assessments and Critical Incident Reports
To deputise for the Operations Manager as required
To communicate with young people and their parents/carers, to empower them to make informed decisions and to advocate on their behalf when appropriate
To maintain contact with the young person's parents/carers where appropriate and in consultation with the responsible local authority
To maintain appropriate links with the community in which the young person is placed
To support young people to access education, employment and volunteering opportunitiesBenefits:

28 Days Annual Leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
Accredited Training
Employee Discount Scheme
Pension SchemeLCS is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.

INDRESMP

Reference: 221780852

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