Children, Education and Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Manager / Officer in Charge (2 posts)
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
£42,821 - £46,845 per annum
Children’s Social Care Services
Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people?
Are you motivated to provide high quality care and support to young people?
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 experienced, dynamic and highly motivated people to join our residential team. These posts are integral to our children’s homes which provide high quality care and support to young people with complex needs. To succeed in these roles you must have an excellent understanding of the needs of children, young people and families and be committed to making a lasting difference to their lives.
To succeed as the Manager / Officer in Charge 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 that trauma can have on young people and be able to lead and support your staff team to work positively and effectively using a trauma informed approach.
You will be experienced at building a resilient and successful staff team through reflective supervision and skilful leadership. This is a busy role so outstanding organisational skills, an eye for high quality case recording and the ability to work collaboratively with other parts of our service are all essential.
The posts require experience of working in residential care and a recognised social work qualification or NVQ level 5.
You will be required to register with Ofsted as the Registered Manager of the 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 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 role 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.
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.
We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is 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.
20 May 2021