Are you passionate about giving children and young people with disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential?
Do you have the skills, vision, enthusiasm and drive we are looking for to be a Residential Team Leader in our successful residential short breaks service? If so, West Berkshire Council may have the role you’ve been waiting for.
As a Team Leader you will be required to provide leadership and management of the Castle Gate Residential Short Breaks Service for disabled children. Responsible with the Registered Manager and Deputy Manager, Team Leaders are to ensure the service maintains an acceptable Ofsted rating of “Good” or better and meet the regulatory requirements at all times through continuous improvement and quality assurance.
You will play a key part in new referrals to the home, leading and arranging activities around children's needs and ensuring all children are safe with emotional, physical, educational and social needs met. You will motivate children and staff to reach their full potential through positive role modelling, mentoring, planning and resolving problems and barriers. To succeed in this role, you will build positive relationships with key professionals, the child's family and the child.
Shifts and rotas - you will be required to work on a shift rota between 07:00 - 21:30, which will include weekends and sleep in duties when required. This will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate.
We regard our staff as our greatest asset. You will receive regular supervision, have access to excellent training opportunities and will be supported to develop your professional skills and interests.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days.
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Michael Garrity (Castle Gate Manager) on 01635 43778 or Michael.Garrity1@westberks.gov.uk
How to Apply
Please complete an online application form.
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