Team Leader - Children's Residential Support Worker

20000.00 - 23500.00 GBP Annual + GBP20000 - GBP23500/annum
03 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
JumpLane Recruitment DescriptionJump Lane Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Team Leader to effectively and efficiently deliver the main responsibilities and key result areas within the Team Leader role. To ensure effective service delivery with a view to supporting the positive development of the children/young people, staff, service and organisation.

You will be responsible for actively safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children/young people in the home. You will also be required to promote structure, boundaries and routines within the home and support the young people with their day to day activities.

Salary: Up to GBP23,500 per annum dependent on experience and qualifications

Hours: Sleeping in / shift work, including evenings and weekends on a rota system.

Candidate Criteria:

- Minimum 2 years total experience in the sector.
- NVQ level 3 CYP (CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce) - Or equivalent.
- Driver & own transport
- Provide cover to other homes within the company when required.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

- To actively safeguard and promote the welfare of the children/young people.
- To report immediately any unsafe practices and conditions.
- Ensure the ongoing assessment of children and young people's needs in day to day practice.
- Actively engage children and young people using a range of strategies in order to promote prosocial behaviour.
- Through individual practice, and the effective management of a team, actively support the positive holistic development of the children/young people within the home.
- Ensure all staff practice is in line with the children and young people's Care and Placement Plans
- Actively promote a safe, structured and nurturing environment.
- Assist the management of the home in developing the skills and potential of Residential Support Workers.
- Oversee, supervise, appraise, and develop the skills of staff in their working practice.
- Take responsibility for the effective and efficient running of shifts including the planning and facilitation of activities.
- Ensure effective service delivery in line with the policies and procedures of the home and the Company.
- Ensure the delivery of all key worker areas and responsibilities including the delivery of direct work.
- Monitor and maintain administrative requirements ensuring compliance with policy and regulation.
- Work as part of a multi disciplinary team both within the home and with external agencies.
- Develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, professionals, TL JD - 10/14 2 children, and families.
- Where required attend reviews and or meetings.
- Oversee, write and edit all reports when submitted for meetings and reviews.
- Where required deputise in the absence of the management of the home.
- At all times promote and ensure anti discriminatory practice.
- Undertake all relevant training as and when required. • Co-operate with the Company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore follow Company policies
- Take responsibility for having sound working knowledge of policy and procedure including Safeguarding, Fire, and Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work