The starting salary for this position is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
The Extended HOPE Service is an integral part of the current Hope Service. The service consists of two key elements: an extension of Hope through the out of hours Assessment and Support Service and the inclusion of a residential element through the creation of a respite unit. Young people are admitted when in emotional and mental health crisis and stay for 7-10 days.
This is an exciting opportunity to work flexibly as part of the management team, giving support and leadership to Residential Workers who provide day-to-day care for young people living in a Children’s Home. You will also work with the wider system of professionals and with families in order to understand a young person’s life experience and respond and act in ways that maximise a young person’s opportunities and potential.
Through the process of building meaningful relationships with them, you will be part of a team that provides warmth, nurture and care for some of our most vulnerable children. Leading Residential Workers on a shift basis, the you will role model good practice in front of young people and colleagues, and work directly with our young people providing the best possible quality of personalised care that meets each child’s needs and promotes their welfare. You will contribute to developing and maintaining a stimulating and nurturing living environment, where the young people feel cared for, happy, healthy and safe from harm and use your initiative in identifying areas for practice development within the home; contributing and directly overseeing care practice and team/individual performance throughout the varying shift patterns.
You will identify and manage dynamics within the staff team and provide formal supervision to individual members of staff. You will do this by working reflectively with an understanding of how one’s own and other people’s behaviour and attitudes may impact on self and others.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28/11/2021
Interviews will take place on week commencing 01/11/2021
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion contact Laura Craggs on 07805142755 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.