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Team Leader in a Children’s Home

Full Time 11 months ago
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Key Responsibilities : 


1. Manage a team of support workers, ensuring that they understand their roles and responsibilities, and that they are providing high quality care and support to children/young people. 


2. Work with the service manager to help develop and ensure implementation of effective policies, procedures and practices that promote the welfare of children/young people. 


3. Conduct regular staff supervision and performance appraisal, ensuring that staff have individual development plans and that they receive necessary training for carrying out their roles. 


4. Be responsible for ensuring the day-to-day running of the home, including supervising and  


co-ordinating the cleanliness, comfort, health and safety of the children/young people living there. 


5. Work night-time shifts according to business needs. 


6. Work with external professionals and other stakeholders to support the children’s/young people education, physical, emotional and mental health, leisure activities as identified in their support plans. 


7. Liaise with young people, their families and other professionals to ensure that the views and wishes of children/young people are taken into account in decision making processes. 


8. Participate in recruitment processes for new staff, ensuring that a thorough and rigorous  


recruitment process is maintained. 


9. Maintain accurate records for children/young people, staff and the home's operations, ensuring that these are kept confidential and secure. 


10. Adopt and implement a culture of continuous improvement, using information from  


supervisions, audits, reviews and complaints, to identify areas for improvement, and taking action to bring about improvement. 


11. Ensure that the overall standards of the home reflect the aims and objectives of the organisation. 


Qualifications and Skills: 


The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications, knowledge, and skills: 




1. A minimum NVQ Level 3 in health & social care or childcare or related degree or professional  


qualification in a relevant field.  


2. Practical experience of working effectively with children/young people in care with a range of  


complex needs, as well as previous experience of operational/staff management within a social care  




3. Demonstrable knowledge of working with children and young people known to be vulnerable  


and/or who have experienced trauma, with the ability to develop and implement appropriate  




4 Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships  


with children, staff and other stakeholders. 


5. A commitment to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and an  


understanding of the legislation, guidance and good practice that support the delivery of high-quality 


care in residential children's homes.  


6. Strong leadership and motivational skills with the capacity to take a positive and proactive  


approach to change management.  


7. Ability to demonstrate resilience in the workplace and to cope with change.  


8. Understanding of Ofsted inspection frameworks and associated regulations.  


This job description is intended to be an overview of the tasks involved in the position and is not exhaustive.  


The Team Leader will be expected to undertake other duties which contribute to the efficient running of the home as required by the registered manager. 


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent 


Part-time hours: 37.5 per week 


Salary: From £28,000 per annum 



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