Residential Team Leader - Young People
CURA are currently looking for an experienced Team Leader to work closely with this successful Children's care provider in the St Helens area.
Our client is a market leading provider of therapeutic care, early intervention for children and young people with Emotional behavioural problems.
As a Team Leader you will be mainly involved with supporting the young people on a 1-1 basis and acting as a keyworker and support to all the RSW's across 3 SOLO YP provisions.
You will also assist the Registered managers to ensure the best outcomes possible for each child and young person are promoted.
You will develop and maintain professional relationships with: Children and young people looked after at the home, Families, Team members, Other professionals working with / looking after young people, representatives of OFSTED.
Summary of responsibilities:
MUST HOLD min NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People or a degree in Social Worker.
1. To contribute to the development of the children and young people through the provision of a healthy life style
2. To promote and provide a variety of appropriate, stimulating activities and a consistent and caring adult model.
3. To be alert to signs of distress or abuse and to ensure that the children and young people are monitored and protected and have their needs met ensuring that all safeguarding needs are met. 4. To be sensitive to the needs of individual children and young people, taking account of disability, race, culture, language, religion and sexuality.
5. To engage, communicate, talk and listen to the children and young people. To observe their behaviour and record significant features.
6. To contribute to care planning and the implementation of these plans.
7. To participate in reviews and meetings as required and prepare young people for these meetings.
8. To provide additional support and comfort to children and young people under stress.
9. To use reactive strategies to control the behaviour of children and young people who are unable to manage their own behaviour.
10. To provide for children and young people’s physical needs as necessary, for example by attending to personal care needs, cooking, cleaning, washing, shopping and budgeting or by enabling children and young people to carry out such tasks themselves.
11. To undertake risk assessments and implement stay safe strategies.
12. To assist children and young people realise their full potential in terms of the five outcomes as set out in Every Child Matters and the Children’s Act 2004.
This role offers direct promotion to Registered management for the right candidates and you will be required to complete the neccessary level 5 in Leadership and Management.
The role is paying £25,500 + Benefits (inc Sleep ins - ave 12 per month).
Driving license is essential.
All offers are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.
If you would like more information then please send us an application for our consideration, alternatively contact Joe on (Apply online only)