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Team Leader - Children's Residential Home Derby, Derbyshire

Redempt Ltd
Derbyshire, UK
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19 Dec 2020

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Team Leader : Children's Residential Care Home

Duties and Responsibilities of the Team Leaders within the children's residential home in Derby, Derbyshire.

Must have NQV Level 3 in Children and Young People's Workforce

Location: Derby, Derbyshire


Provide care for young people through:

· Attending to practical matters in relation to childcare and running a home (cooking, cleaning etc)

· Establishing positive relationships with young people and always offering them unconditional and positive regard

· Meeting the physical, emotional, behavioural, cultural and educational needs of young people

· Acting as a role model and demonstrating appropriate ways of dealing with problems

· Helping young people gain self control by challenging unacceptable behaviour and rewarding them when they should have recognition

· Ensuring that each young person's care plan is followed and updated as appropriate to reflect their changing needs

Provide support to the management team through:

· Supervision of staffing

· Shift Leading

· Day to Day responsibility for shifts/team

· Rota planning

· Liaising with professional

· Writing plans and ensuring relevant paperwork is completed and up to date

· Admissions and Discharges

· Deputising in the Managers Absence

· Out of Ours On Call - Rota basis

To act as a key worker/mentor through:

· Taking responsibility for a small number of young people and ensuring that their needs are fully met

· Establishing relationships which young people perceive to be positive, warm and rewarding

· Providing advice, assistance and support on a 1:1 basis to enable young people to address past and present difficulties

· Providing emotional support at times of difficulty or stress

· Being ambitious for young people, helping them achieve their goals and optimise their potential

· Providing support for young people in their education and extra curricular activities

· Keeping accurate records and providing written reports on young people for planning meetings, reviews or any other meetings as directed

· Empowering young people and facilitating their active involvement in the decision making about their lives and future

· Acting as an advocate at meetings where the young person is the subject of discussion

· Encouraging the young person to develop links with the community, attend activities and expand their personal social network

To work as part of a team through:

· Being aware of the aims and objectives of the home and working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve them

· Being a Leader and mentoring staff

· Attending/Leading staff meetings and making a positive contribution to them

· Actively contributing to the development of the team

· Receiving and storing information to improve communication

· Being willing to give and receive feedback on performance with colleagues and managers

· Being aware of childcare plans for all young people and providing support for colleagues by maintaining consistency in the execution of those plans

· Providing informal practical and emotional support to colleagues experiencing difficulties

· Attending and contributing to regular supervision sessions

· Safeguarding of Children and colleagues and referring on any causes for concern (Whistleblowing)

· Being familiar with all policies and procedures and adhering to them

· Supervision of Staffing- formal and informal


· Attending young people's meetings and contributing to them

· Driving company vehicles (current driving licence holders subject to procedures)

· Receiving training appropriate to role and maintaining an up to date training profile

· Responsibility for the accurate maintenance of financial records appropriate to the duties of the post

· Responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of self and colleagues in accordance with the requirements of the homes Health and Safety Policies

· To carry out all other reasonable tasks as directed by Management

Must have NQV Level 3 in Children and Young People's Workforce

Team Leader - Children's Residential Home in Derby, Derbyshire

Reference ID: TMD2

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000.00-£26,000.00 per year

Additional pay:

* Bonus scheme


* Company pension

* Flexible schedule

* On-site parking

* Sick pay


* Day shift

* Monday to Friday

* Night shift

* Overtime

* Weekends


* Team Leader/senior/supervisor: 1 year (Preferred)


* Derby, Derbyshire (Preferred)
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