Children's Residential Team Leader

Posted 8 March by Cambian Group
Team Leader- Sexual Trauma
Salary – £9.95 (Dependant on Experience and Qualifications)
The sleep in rate is £26.36.
Shifts: Earlys, lates and sleeps in. You will also be on call once a month (if called out you will be paid time and a half for this)
Must hold a drivers licence
Must be 21 or over
Cambian is the UK’s largest provider of specialist residential care services for children who have suffered sexual trauma. Based on over 28 years of working with some of the UK’s most severely traumatised children, our homes support children of abuse and exploitation.
Cambian Children's Sexual Trauma Services (CCSTS) employ a highly focused team of professionals devoted to providing treatments to children between the ages of 11-18. Our team consists of Registered Regional Managers, Psychologists, Psychodynamic Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Play Therapists, Teaching Staff and Life Story Practitioners.
Team Leader Tamworth
Main Purpose of the Job:
To assist the manager and/or the Deputy Manager in achieving the aims and objectives of the Statement of Purpose and uphold the organisations missions statement and values. To support and manage the staff team to enable them to meet the needs of the children and young people. To undertake direct work with children and young people as appropriate. To ensure each shift is planned and resources allocated. To work in partnership with other professionals to achieve optimum outcomes for young people. To offer supervision and support to staff in line with National Minimum Standards and as directed by the Registered Manager and/or the Deputy Manager.
Equal Opportunities:
All young people are equally entitled to have their needs met in a fair and balanced way. Team Leaders are responsible for promoting equal opportunities for all and for challenging any behaviour or practice which discriminates against any young person or colleague on the grounds of race, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other perceived difference.
Duties & Responsibilities
To meet the needs of children through:
Ensuring that each member of staff is aware of each child’s care plan and their responsibilities for its implementation
Attending childcare reviews and planning meetings to provide information and achieve best outcomes for young people
Undertaking direct work with young people and acting as an appropriate role model
Maintaining accurate written records in logs, continuation sheets and files both to record information and enable regular monitoring and evaluation to take place
Chairing children’s meetings and facilitating consultation with young people generally
Acting as an appropriate adult at PACE interviews
To manage a staff team through:
Providing supervisory control and direction in relation to staff duties and responsibilities
Taking responsibility for planning shifts and ensuring their smooth running when on duty
Providing consultation and informal advice and support to staff in relation to day to day matters
Offering 1:1 supervision to staff in line with National Minimum Standards
Contributing to team and staff meetings to facilitate good communication and staff development
Ensuring staff work within the Home’s policies, procedures and National Minimum Standards requirements
Providing managerial control and direction in relation to staff duties and responsibilities
Assist with the recruitment and retention of staff including induction training for new staff into the home
Supervision of new starters during their probationary period
Develop a management style which balances the need to exercise control and give direction with the need to offer staff the opportunity to make appropriate decisions
Identifying and progressing individual training and development needs of staff in the context of their personal development plans
Undertaking annual appraisal of staff
Addressing issues in relation to conduct and competence of staff
Undertaking management investigations when required
Assist the Registered Manager in promoting personal and professional development through the appropriate delegation of duties and responsibilities
General Responsibilities:
To assist the Registered Manager and/or the Deputy Manager in the implementation of all aspects of the Statement of Purpose
To run in-house workshops on childcare related matters to facilitate implementation of formal training and improve childcare practice
To drive company vehicles – subject to policies and procedures
To work on a rota basis according to the needs of young people
To ensure that resources are allocated appropriately and financial records are accurately maintained under the direction of the Registered Manager and/or the Deputy Manager

Reference: 34634121

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