Newcastle Upon Tyne
THIS IS A CATEGORY "E" POST.
Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise
£45,495 - £49, 590 per annum
Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people? Are you motivated to ensure provide high quality care and support to young people, especially those with the most challenging and complex needs? Do you want an employer who will support you to have the career that is right for you?
If this is you - then Newcastle City Council is the place for you!
We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and highly motivated manager to join our residential services, as manager of our short break home for chidrlen with disabilities. These posts are integral to our children’s homes which provide high quality care and support to children and young people with complex needs and disabilities.
To succeed as the Manager / Officer in Charge for our short break home you must have an excellent understanding of the needs of children, young people with disabilities and their families and be committed to making a lasting difference to their lives, enabling chidrlen to remain at home with their families.
You will be a confident and creative person whose mentoring and leadership skills will enable the young people you are caring for to have positive experiences, grow, develop and thrive. You will understand the impact of complex needs such as learning disabilities and autism, and be able to lead and support your staff team to work positively and effectively, at times dealing with verbal and physical aggression using a trauma informed approach. You will be experienced at building a resilient and successful staff team through reflective supervision and skilful leadership, ensuring the safety of children, staff. This is a busy role so outstanding organisational skills, an eye for high quality case recording and the ability to work collaboratively with other professionals including social workers, and CAMHS services are all essential.
The post requires experience of working in residential care and a recognised social work qualification or a qualification equivalent to the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare. As Manager/Officer in Charge you will be required to register with Ofsted as the Registered Manager of a short break children’s home and will be responsible for ensuring that the home is ready for inspection at all times. You may also be required to cover shifts including occasional sleep ins.
Working for Newcastle City Council
Working in Newcastle we will encourage you to be creative and progress your career and working with us you will receive:
• A dedicated 5-day induction
• Generous annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
• A range of flexible working options
• Access to wellbeing initiatives
• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
• Access to home electronics and car leasing schemes
If you want to find out more about the roles you can speak with Paul Lundie, Corporate Parenting Manager on 0191 277 2976 or Janette Brown Placement Planning and Sufficiency Lead on 0191 211 6308.
We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. These posts are working in regulated activity. If you are successful, we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.
As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage, even if you indicate otherwise.
The successful candidate will be required to register with Ofsted and will require further LA checks and health checks to be carried out.
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.
6 December 2022