We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and committed Residential Team Manager to our Caern Services.
Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.
The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on love and acceptance and informed of our understanding of their individual needs , wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.
At the Caern community Project we support up to 50 children and young people across the Lothians aged 7-18 by offering outreach, groups, youth clubs and training sessions for children and their families
Our Pentland Way Project is a residential service providing support to three older young people. Using a person-centred approach, we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe. We aim to enhance their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.
The Caern Residential Project provides support for up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering and short break packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.
You will work 37 hours per week and participate in the on-call rota across the services for which there is an allowance. Although this is initially for an 8 month period there is potential for this to become a permanent post.
The team manager will be responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the house, providing robust management and leadership to the staff team, delivering timely monthly supervision, supporting and monitoring the quality of work and ensuring that staff are working to high levels of performance within the best interests of the children in our care. You will understand budgets, chair and attend external meetings and will be accountable to the Children's Services Manager who is also the registered manager.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced individual who can work on their own initiative and is proactive. Direct experience of managing a team and knowledge and skills around supporting children and young people with a learning disability and /or Autism would be an advantage. Safeguarding must be at the heart of your practice.
You will hold (or be willing to work towards) qualifications for registration with the SSSC as a Residential Child Care Worker or manager.
At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
To find out more and to apply please visit our website.