Team Leader Residential – Action for Children – Falkirk

Action for Children

Team Leader Residential

Salary: £27,500 per annum- On call allowance £1200 per annum, (Rota basis)

Location: Ayr, Ayrshire

Contract/Hours: Permanent – Full-Time – 37 hours per week,

Reward: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you’ll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It’s the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children’s lives.

A bit about the role

As a Team Leader, you will co-ordinate robust case management for our young people and take the lead on delivering key outcomes based on a multi-agency approach, under the GIRFEC framework. You will have a strong focus on risk management in way which empowers young people and builds resilience whilst at the same time ensuring their safety. You will demonstrate a high standard of person centred practice and be a strong role model to the staff team, with good leadership skills and a strong belief in the process of reflective supervision.

How you’ll help to create brighter futures

Having a good understanding of the challenges faces by vulnerable, care experienced young people.

Having a good understanding of the challenges of working within the management team in a residential childcare setting.

Having the confidence and ability to engage with other professionals and contribute meaningfully to multi-agency meetings.

Preparing care plans and risk management reports.

Having good leadership skills and the ability to provide support and guidance to the staff team.

Being a creative thinker and having a solution focused approach.

Using your skills, knowledge and experience to meet the demands of an ever-changing service.

Let’s talk about you

The ability to motivate and lead a team, supporting and making decisions under pressure.

The ability to evidence a high standard of written and verbal communication.

Experience of case management.

A good understanding of risk management in a residential setting.

Experience of leading a team in a similar role

Experience of supervising staff is desirable, evidence of a strong belief in the reflective supervision process is essential.

Excellent organisation skills and the ability to work to timescales

Professionalism and the ability to liaise with external agency’s

A fun, enthusiastic personality and a passion for working with children

A robust knowledge of GIRFEC and outcomes based models of practice and service delivery.

A full UK driving license is desirable but not essential

An SVQ Level 4 in social care is desirable ( candidates with strong experience without a qualification will be considered)

SSSC registration.

Good to know

Application Process

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

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