Job Title: Residential Team Leader
Reference No(s): 0000000194
Salary: £25,272.30 to £27,518.72 per annum plus £750 Special School Allowance and £1000 Regional Allowance
Location: Headington, Oxfordshire
Closing Date: 30.03.2024
Start Date: TBC
Hours of Work: 38 hours per week (over 7 days) including 1 sleep in per week paid additionally.52 weeks per year. Shift work on a rolling 4-week basis including evenings and weekends (2.5. weekends off out of 4). Overtime may also be available.
Is your career in care as rewarding as it could be? Are you frustrated with unrealistic schedules that leave no time for the people you support?
Why not join Endeavour House? You will work with the same children regularly and have the opportunity to build long term life changing relationships.
Support with maintaining friendships and family connections can make a real difference. MacIntyre Academies Trust is a unique and special organisation which is passionate about providing children and young people in our care with life-changing education and support which enables them to build skills for life, achieve exceptional outcomes regardless of their starting point and build lifelong memories.
Across MacIntyre Academies Trust, people are at the heart of our success and we are committed to providing a great place to work.“I started a career in domiciliary care as I wanted to help people. It was frustrating having to walk away from people who needed my support. I’m glad I discovered MacIntyre and the chance to go home happy at the end of a shift knowing I have made a difference”. – Feedback at a recent careers event.
MacIntyre Academies Trust opened its first academy, in Headington, Oxford in September 2014. Endeavour Academy is a specialist Academy providing support for children and young people with autism and associated Severe Learning Difficulties aged from 8 to 19 years old.
Are you looking to take your first step into management?
Come and join our friendly, diverse, caring and passionate team.
We are looking for a new Team Leader who has the ambition to develop their leadership skills by co-ordinating shifts daily; ensuring that children and young people meet their targets, supervise a small cohort of Residential Support Workers, liaise and work alongside parents and other professionals, talk confidently with Ofsted Inspectors and Reg 44 Visitors, and someone that doesn’t mind the administrative tasks of ensuring high standards of care and support are maintained within our children’s home and short stay provision.
You will work with the Head of Care alongside other Team Leaders to develop practice in the home with a keen focus on improving the quality of care at Endeavour House, improving compliance in relation to the Children’s Care Home Regulations and Health and Safety whilst promoting a person-centred approach.
You will provide support and supervision, acting as a key contact with families and all other internal and external stakeholders. You will also support the Head of Care in the management of the service and provision ensuring the children and young people resident at the school are kept safe, well and supported to live a life of independence and choice. You will support the creation of personal care and behaviour plans, you will arrange and on occasion support community and holiday activities.
You will be responsible for creating and participating in a flexible and person-centred rota, effectively deploying staff resources to meet the individual needs of the children and young people within the academy, including where needed evening, weekend and bank holiday working, sleep-ins, waking nights and absence cover. You will hold a full driving license.
You will demonstrate an approach of facilitation and reflective practice with a belief in a life of independence and choice for the young people you will support at all times. Please note some of our students may present with challenging behaviour – we provide you with full training on how to manage this appropriately and safely.
You will need to have previous supervisory experience within social care or education and be a confident leader of a team. You will also be able to develop effective working practices and be really hands on within the provision; this may involve covering of shifts and operational support to include domestic task and personal care. You will have knowledge of regulatory frameworks affecting the work you undertake and be a confident and effective communicator, both written and verbal with good IT skills.
To be considered applicants will need to have at least 2 years’ experience in residential childcare and an NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Social Care (Ofsted mandatory requirement), and be working towards the completion of an NVQ Level 4 in Children and Young People.
In return we can offer
• A competitive salary and generous holiday allowance• A local government pension scheme
• Enrolment in a level 3 diploma in children and young people (this is subject to a successful 6-month probation period)
• A thorough induction and training package that will equip you with the skills needed to deliver an excellent level of care for all of our children and young people
• An Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing• Full induction, training and career opportunities.
• Cycle to Work scheme upon completion of probation period
MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. This post includes engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. Individual Safeguarding Policies for our Academies can be found on our website under ‘Essential Information’ and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.
MacIntyre Academies is an equal opportunities employer. Our policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders is available to applicants on request and is also available on our website under ‘Work for Us.’In line with the update to KSCIE 2022 MacIntyre Academies will carry out an online search of the candidate once the shortlisting process has been completed as part of their due diligence. This may involve a google search of the candidate’s name, looking at the top three search results over the past three years. If any incidents or issues are identified that are publicly available online this will be explored with the candidate at interview stage
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