Application deadline 28th June 2020
Job location Leeds

Adel Beck is a purpose built, state of the art Secure Children’s Home providing a range of specialist services for 24 young people, aged 10-18 nationally.  The home is licensed by the Department for Education (DfE) on behalf of the Secretary of State, inspected by the Office for Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) , Care Quality commission (CQC), managed by Leeds City Council, Children’s Services and monitored by the Youth Custody Service (England). The service is set across three, eight bedded house units catering for a broad and challenging range of placement mix in terms of age and gender.

Referrals are received for young people who have been remanded or sentenced by a court or whose behaviour cannot be managed in any other form of accommodation. Young people receive an intensive service, which includes; trauma aware and psychologically informed care, education, therapeutic Interventions based on DDP (Dyadic Developmental Practice) and PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy) and Health services (Inc CAMHS services). Full training is provided to staff at all levels in this therapeutic model of support and intervention.

Young people at Adel Beck are amongst the most vulnerable, difficult to engage in the country and display a wide range of challenging behaviours, mental health issues and many have complex needs. Our vision is to inspire change and development in ‘Attitude, Behaviour, Learning and Emotions’ to enable young people to deliver positive contributions to their families, society and their local communities whilst reducing risk taking behaviours , exploitation and offending and making a successful progression into a productive adult.

OfSTED have judged our home to be GOOD with OUTSTANDING EDUCATION. We are very proud of this achievement and are now looking for new colleagues to help us to continue to make a difference to the lives of young people who are hard to reach.  We believe everyone can achieve positive change and we need positive, child friendly, and restorative practitioners who are solution rather than problem focussed to enable young people to make more positive choices and therefore have better and more productive future life chances.

Successful candidates will receive a fulltime 6 week induction as well as professional supervisory support and guidance. We currently have vacancies for the following position:-

 -ASSISTANT CARE OFFICERS (£19,554 – £21,166) plus weekend working enhancements x 4

We have full time positions (37hrs per week) and Part-Time positions (18.5hrs) including weekend working on a rota basis: to provide a safe and secure care, assessing needs, managing risk, supporting education, supporting health care needs, planning, organising and participating in activities in a stimulating environment for children and young people.

Applicants for the above position in care should be able to evidence the following:

– Ability to manage personal stress and be resilient in managing challenging situations with children and young people.
– Case management, review meeting preparation and ability to deliver focussed targeted interventions to young people
– A commitment to aspiring to achieve an outstanding service for children and young people.
– Skills, knowledge and competence to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
– A flexible approach to working with a customer focused attitude and approach at all times that promotes positive relationships and generates a culture of openness and trust.
– Effective working, learning and information sharing protocols with colleagues and external partner agencies to ensure an integrated service is delivered and maintained.
– Good levels of IT literacy.
– An ability to develop self to enhance performance and practice through reflection and learning.
– An ability to promote ideas for innovation and improvement and an ability to use information to take effective decisions.

Enquiries to Nabila Morris, Tel: 0333 0000405.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the  Children’s barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.

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