Lead Practitioner/Team Leader

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Blackpool
Salary
20900.00 - 24640.00 GBP Annual + GBP20900 - GBP24640/annum
Posted
11 May 2017
Closes
25 May 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Team Leader (Residential Childcare) Full-time - Blackpool

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

• Assist the management of the home in developing the skills and potential of residential support workers.
• Take responsibility for the effective and efficient running of shifts.
• Work within, and ensure effective delivery of the policies and procedures in the home, and the organisation.
• Monitor and maintain administrative requirements, ensuring that the outcome meets the standards set out in children's legislation, and the homes working practices.
• Ensure ongoing assessment of children and young people's needs in day to day practice.
• Oversee, supervise and develop the skills of staff in their daily working practice.
• Promote and actively encourage the delivery of a safe, structured and nurturing environment.
• Work as part of a multi- disciplinary team both within the home and with external agencies.
• Relate to and engage young people who display challenging behaviour.
• Assist young people to identify unsafe, dangerous, harmful and abusive situations, individuals and groups.
• At all times ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of the children and young people.
• Ensure staffs are aware of and deliver the support required to ensure the life chance opportunities of children and young people are met in relation to their social, educational, leisure, emotional, physical and cultural needs.
• Ensure the delivery of all key worker areas and responsibilities.
• Ensure a variety of intervention strategies are utilised in relation to behaviour management.
• Where required deputise in the absence of the management of the home.
• Where required attend reviews and or meetings.
• Ensure an open culture is created so that children and young people feel they can complain and that they are listened to.
• Ensure that all administrative requirements of the home are maintained in such a way that they are compliant with good childcare practices, homes procedures, company policies.
• Ensure an open culture is created so that children and young people feel they can complain and that they are listened to.
• Ensure that all administrative requirements of the home are maintained in such a way that they are compliant with good childcare practices, homes procedures, company policies and children's regulations.
• At all times promote and ensure anti discriminatory practice.
• Oversee, write and edit all reports when submitted for meetings and reviews.
• Undertake all relevant training as and when required.
• You must co-operate with the Company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore expected to follow Company policies, to acquaint yourself with the Fire, Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work and report any unsafe practices and conditions.
The post holder may be reasonably expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility and experience