The Children’s Short Breaks Residential Service provides 24 hour care and support for children with disabilities.
The successful candidate will be responsible for devising rota’s that respond to the needs of young people ensuring sufficient staff are on duty to meet the needs of young people and were appropriate parents/carers.
To have the knowledge of all presenting needs (including complex medical and disabilities) and ensure that the diverse needs of children and their carers / families are identified, met and regularly reviewed and plans updated, to reflect any subsequent changes.
To coordinate and provide appropriate care, control and supervision of children accessing the Short Breaks Respite provision. Ensure key workers and other staff work to the best interests of young people. To support the Registered Manager deputising when the manager is off or away from the home.
The post requires at least 12 months relevant child care experience and the ability to meet a wide range of support needs for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Candidates will have NVQ Level 3 in residential child care, and be prepared to work towards NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Residential for Residential Childcare.
For an informal discussion, please contact Sophie McGennity on 07881267644