Children's Residential Team Leader

Posted 1 July by Cambian Group

We all know that the Coronavirus is changing the way we go about our everyday lives but, at The Cambian Group, there is one thing that doesn’t change - our absolute commitment to the children and young people in our care.

We are making sure that the support we offer is constant, reliable and of the highest quality and it is our fantastic staff who are making this happen.

Amidst all the uncertainty, as everything we do changes, how about changing your story too and, in turn, help to change the lives of our children and young people?

Are you a Team Leader who has experience working with children and young people?

We are looking to recruit a new team leader in our residential children’s home in Alcester.

We support children and young people who present a variety of complex needs. The young people we care for can require different levels of support, which means that they can be very anxious at times.

For the most of a day, it can be the same, as you would expect within any family home, with all the usual busy activities associated with young people. However, it can become a very agitated and angry environment, with our young people demonstrating some very challenging behaviours. This is why the staffing in the home requires 1:1 support.

Our young people are extremely vulnerable and have experienced significant trauma and require constant support, encouragement and positive role modelling.

Our home is a 4-bed semi-detached house close to Stratford upon Avon. The house is spacious and team believes it has a homely feel. With a large garden to the rear and opening onto a paddock, it is very green and provides a sense of open space. Due to our shift patterns and the homes location, to be able to work here, it really does need to be a person with access to a private car.


£10.00 per hour

£30 sleep in rate


· Must hold a full UK driving licence

· Must hold a level 3 Health and Social Care qualification in Children & Young People

· 12 months experience working in a residential setting - desirable


· Provide support and care to each young person

· Provide encouragement when getting ready for education

· Travel with the young people (Use of Company Car)

· Complete care planning

· Complete Task Sheets

· Complete Meal Preparation

· Organise and facilitate social activities

· Maintain the home (cleaning, laundry etc.)

· Maintain home management

· Liaise with external stakeholders and our own multi-disciplinary team

Shift pattern - Example

· Monday - Early shift 07.30 - 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 - 23.00 & Sleep In

· Tuesday - Day off

· Wednesday - Day off

· Thursday - Early shift 07.30 - 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 - 23.00 & Sleep In

· Friday - Day off

· Saturday - Day off

· Sunday - Early shift 07.30 - 15.30 / Late shift 15.00 - 23.00 & - Sleep In

These patterns repeat and it is really important to note that on your shift you will be 24 hours within the home. There is some flexibility of working and our manager knows how important a good work life balance is for her team.

Every person that starts with us is supported and developed; our registered manager is very experienced but new to the home, supported by an equally experienced deputy both are committed to ensuring that you work within a nurturing home environment. We have a regional dedicated trainer who will help you complete your comprehensive induction with us and you can rely upon the support of a regional clinician from our multi-disciplinary team.

You will need the following skills/qualifications:

· A passion for working with children and young people

· Experience working in a residential setting for 12 months

· Motivated

· Passionate about care and support

· Excellent communication skills and a good team player

· Strong determination to succeed

· Effective leadership and Management

· Teamwork

· Resilience

· Honesty

Who are we?

We are the Cambian group, the largest independent provider of care and education for children and young people. We believe that everyone has a personal best. Those we care for and those who care for them. You’ll find that you’re part of a close, supportive team, all focused on achieving the best outcome for everyone. The better we work together, the more we can help the people we care for achieve their personal best too.

Here, you’ll join a strong, supportive team in helping young people with complex needs. It’s challenging yet highly rewarding work where the little things you do every day will have life-changing results.

Whether that’s in terms of helping someone to achieve their personal potential or growing our reputation as provider of the best quality behavioural health services in the UK. We already have 27 Ofsted 'Outstanding Provider’ Awards, join us and together we can achieve more.

Requirements for DBS and reference checking will be undertaken in line with government regulations and safer recruitment best practice.

Whilst we endeavour to keep the recruitment process as short as possible due to the nature of these important checks it may extend the processing time.

Application questions

Do you have the following licence or certification: UK Driving?
Do you have an NVQ Level 3 in Children & Young People's Workforce?

Reference: 40556270

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