Residential Children's Team Manager - Worcestershire

Worcestershire, Worcestershire

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC130520B_1589382898
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-05-13
  • Location: Worcestershire, Worcestershire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-12
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for an experienced Residential Children's Team Manager in Worcestershire.

To ensure that the quality of life and educational opportunity of Children in Care is maximised by timely, stable residential placements that are comprehensively supported across all agencies.

Main duties:

  • Safeguarding standards are agreed, understood, implemented and monitored throughout;
  • The distance between assessment, placement and support is as short as possible and there is whole system action to keep placements stable and secure;
  • There is equity of access and opportunity to be healthy, safe and to learn and achieve for children and young people;
  • Contribution to operational development of the service that supports the whole system approach to integrated practice;
  • All placements operate to high standards and within statutory requirements;
  • Recording practices are safe and secure and routinely monitored;
  • Planning of team development takes account of assessed need and results of regulatory inspections, where relevant;
  • Strong partnerships are developed with health trusts and other agencies in order to provide access to health provision that will support emotional and physical health and development at universal and specialist levels for children and young people;
  • Children, young people, adults and their families are routinely involved in evaluating and developing services to meet their needs;
  • High quality outcome and solution-focused practice is sustained that builds on the strengths of children, young people and families, as well as tackling weaknesses;
  • Professional practice is built on clear evidence of the effectiveness of particular ways of working, supported by clear and effective professional development links;

Qualifications and work experience

  • Experience of working with adopted children and young people in a residential setting
  • Ofsted experience
  • Relevant management qualification or willingness to undertake immediately on appointment
  • Significant post-qualifying experience, including demonstrable experience working with children in a residential child care setting;
  • Experience of supervising staff in a children's social care or educational service setting;
  • Track record of effective continuous improvement in service delivery;
  • Knowledge of what is required to manage effective staff groups and building effective teams;
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislative and regulatory framework, and Government initiatives relating to Children's Services, including safeguarding and Children's Homes Regulations;

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