£43,638 per annum for 36 hours per week based in Epsom.
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 24 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.
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.
About the Role
Surrey County Council has eight homes for Looked After Children across Surrey, which provide a safe environment so young people can make sense of their difficult and often traumatic experiences and develop meaningful and trusting relationships with staff, to enable a more positive life experience. Our homes are mainly rated by OFSTED as Good or Outstanding.
Karibu generally cares for six young people between the ages of ten to eighteen and aims to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which the young people can start to rebuild their lives after the experiences that have brought them into care.
Karibu will afford you the opportunity to lead a dedicated and highly motivated team to provide the best possible quality of personalized care whilst promoting positive outcomes for them in all aspects of their lives. This will be a challenging, yet rewarding role that requires compassion, understanding, playfulness and humour.
The Residential Team Manager will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of care for looked after children living at the home and will be accountable for effective operational management of the home as laid out in the Children's Homes Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards.
We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic, committed and experienced in residential child care and who are confident, resilient and positive in outlook. They will require good previous management experience in managing a team and providing supervision, in addition to being able to demonstrate key qualities in caring for children and managing the networks around young people.
We require a Manager who has a good understanding of the current legislation, guidance and planned reform within residential care with a sound knowledge of attachment, loss and trauma and how this impacts on a young person’s life and behaviour. They will also need to be firmly committed to restorative and social pedagogic approaches to care.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Significant experience working in residential homes for children.
- At least 3 years working in a position relevant to residential care of children within the last 5 years.
- Working for at least 3 years in a role supervising and managing staff.
- To have or achieve Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Child Care within 2.5 years of commencement of post, or relevant equivalent, or a qualification that was recognized under previous children’s homes regulations
- That you would be deemed as being able to meet the ‘fit person’ requirements for Ofsted Registration (28.1)
- A commitment to continuing professional development.
- The ability to travel around the County is essential.
For an informal discussion contact the Service Manger Lisa Wade on 07940 707413 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 24th March 2019.
Interviews will take place approx. two weeks after closing date.
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