Salary: £22-25,000 (dependent on experience)
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, Psycho-dynamic Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Play Therapists, Teaching Staff and Life Story Practitioners.
Main Purpose of the Job:
To assist the manager in achieving the aims and objectives of the Statement of Purpose. To deputise in the absence of the Registered Manager. To support and manage the staff 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 be the responsible person in managing child protection concerns and complaints. To work in partnership with other professionals to achieve optimum outcomes for young people. To offer supervision and support to senior staff in line with quality standards.
Duties & Responsibilities
To meet the needs of children through:
Ensuring that each young person has an allocated key worker
Ensuring that each member of staff is aware of each child’s placement 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.
Assist in developing systems in which young people are consulted about the quality of care they receive
Maintaining accurate written records in logs, continuation sheets and files both to record information and enable regular monitoring and evaluation to take place
Working in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people.
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 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 decision making
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 quality standards
Identifying and progressing individual training and development needs of staff in the context of their personnel development plans
Undertaking annual appraisal of staff
Addressing issues in relation to conduct and competence of staff.
Conduct management investigations when required.
Assist the Registered Manager in promoting personal and professional development through the appropriate delegation of duties and responsibilities.
Contributing to team and staff meetings to facilitate good communication and staff development
Ensuring staff work within the Homes policies, procedures and quality standards requirements.
To assist the Registered Manager in the implementation of all aspects of the Statement of Purpose
Contribute to the devising, implementing and evaluation of changes with the involvement of front line staff to continually improve services, systems and standards, in conjunction with the Registered Manager and the Senior Management team
To deputise in the absence of the Registered Manager
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
To receive supervision in line with quality standards. and to take responsibility for personal development and progress of individual training needs
To carry out all other reasonable tasks or directed by the Registered Manager.
NVQ4 Residential Care or equivalent and Level 5 Management qualification is prefferrable but not essential
NVQ Level 3 in Children
Childcare legislation and Safeguarding knowledge
Understanding needs of BESD Children
Ability to manage challenging behaviour-
Within the last 5 years, worked for at least 2 years in a position relevant to the residential care of children
Has at least one year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role
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