Team Leader Children's Residential

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Waltham Abbey
£26227 - £27690 per annum
Social Care
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Role: Team Leader Children's Residential
Sector: Children's Residential Home EBD aged 5-18
Location: Waltham Abbey
Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £26,715 - £27,690 per annum DOE and qualifications

Arch Resourcing are looking for someone who knows how to make a house, a home. We are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and determined individual to work with children and young people 5-18 years old with social, emotional and complex needs.

Purpose of the role:
  • To provide high quality, person-centred care to our Children and Young People often involving an understanding of a broad range of often complex social, emotional and recreational needs.
  • To recognise the potential of each Child and Young Person and to promote through actions and words the achievement of that potential.
  • To meet the individual care and support needs of the Child and Young Person using the service in a way that promotes, dignity, privacy, safety and independence.
  • To safeguard our children and young people by way of risk assessing, protecting their holistic welfare and ensure appropriate information sharing occurs in line with Lavender Grove’s safeguarding policy.
  • To ensure our residential home is a safe, welcoming environment where children can enjoy, achieve and thrive in to reach their full potential
Duties and responsibilities - Physical/Emotional/Social Needs of Young People:
  • To assist in the smooth running of the home, being part of a multidisciplinary team promoting a warm, caring, safe and enjoyable environment.
  • To have responsibility for safeguarding and promoting individual rights, providing good quality care which is free from oppression and where differences are respected and valued
  • 3.To ensure domestic standards such as cooking and cleaning are set, undertaken and monitored in such a fashion as to set a good example to the children.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment; ensure that the physical state of the building is maintained to a high standard and that all repair/maintenance problems are reported promptly.
  • Undertaking keyworker tasks and being responsible for the welfare of specific children.
  • To prepare individual risk assessment and placement plans for children.
Duties and responsibilities - Team:
  • To be part of a team which wants to achieve the highest standards of care for the residents.
  • To participate in a comprehensive staff training and development programme to ensure that you are equipped with the necessary skills and levels of expertise to meet the needs of the young people.
  • To work with the Registered Manager and Deputy Manager/ Team Leader to ensure that all staff work together and with others towards meeting the emotional and physical needs of the young people and planning for positive outcomes.
  • To assist client need and ensure that all Young People have care plans and to develop, implement and review packages of care.
  • To work as a member of a team, ensuring that the reception, on-going care and discharge of Young People is undertaken in accordance with the statutory framework and policies & procedures of the organisation.
  • To attend and contribute to staff meetings; this involves participation and collaboration with other staff in the provision of care to enable the development of the home.
Other requirements:
  • Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare - ESSENTIAL
  • Or Level 3 Children and Young People Workforce Diploma with social care pathway - ESSENTIAL
  • Or NVQ Level 3 Caring for Children and Young people - ESSENTIAL
  • Or NVQ 3 Health and Social Care - ESSENTIAL
  • minimum of three years’ experience in a Children’s residential social care setting, working with young people aged 5 – 18 
  • Experience working with Children who have Emotional & Behavioural needs.
  • Knowledge of relevant Child Care Legislation such as the Children Act 1989/2004, Government Guidance and Best Practice.
  • Good Knowledge of Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.
  • MUST be able to commit to a shift pattern of two day on and four days off (8:00am - 23:00pm (sleep in) 8:00am - 23:00pm)
  • MUST be flexible to work Monday - Sunday
  • Gym membership
  • Fed and watered on shift
  • Large car park
  • Support to staff
  • Access to Director's private lodge for rest and recovery breaks
  • 6 month probation but usually pass staff at 3 months
**If you meet the above criteria, what you waiting for, APPLY TODAY!!! Or send your CV to **
Recruiting this role:
Stephen Ridley
Stephen Ridley