Are you an experienced, innovative, solution oriented, systemic working, child focused Manager or Practitioner, keen to work alongside partners and particularly our children and young people to develop a new model of residential intervention in Rotherham? These posts could be for you…

 

Following Cabinet approval, our Children and Young People’s Service are now recruiting for

  • Registered Managers
  • Deputy Managers
  • Senior Residential Practitioners
  • Residential Practitioners
  • Casual Residential Practitioners

 

These new posts will play a key role in the development of a range of in-house residential provision including emergency accommodation for Rotherham looked after children.

 

Rotherham Council has made a strategic decision to make a significant investment in children’s residential services. This will ensure more of our looked after children are placed in Rotherham, close to their local communities, family and schools.

 

We plan to use current best practice and evidence-based models to develop a range of new children`s homes, that are small, replicate family life and seek step down to family based options wherever possible.

 

We want our residential homes to be an `intervention not a destination` and are at the start of an implementation journey over the next 2 years to make this a reality.

 

This new residential provision will be part of a Children and Young People Service judged as `Good` by Ofsted in January 2018 and build on practice from our short break residential home judged as `Outstanding` in February 2020.

 

If you have any questions regarding these opportunities and or would like a conversation about these new roles please email william.shaw@rotherham.gov.uk

 

Details
Posted
Job reference REQ02771
Job location Rotherham
Salary £27,905 to £30,507 & excellent benefits

Senior Children’s Residential Practitioners – Looked After Children – Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Children and Young People’s Services

Salary details: £27,905 to £30,507 & excellent benefits


Closing date –20th April 2020

Interview dates –27th – 29 April 2020 – these could be arranged earlier if there are sufficient applications to interview

 

Current circumstances may dictate that virtual interviews are offered in order to ensure we are able to recruit the required candidates within the agreed timescales. Additional support will be provided to candidates to facilitate any virtual process.

 

 

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

 

Are you an experienced, innovative, solution oriented, systemic working, child focused practitioner, keen to work alongside partners and particularly our children and young people to deliver a new model of residential intervention in Rotherham? This post could be for you…

 

Following Cabinet approval, our Children and Young People’s Service are now recruiting for Senior Children’s Residential Practitioners.

 

These new posts will play a key role in the development and delivery of a range of in-house residential provision including emergency accommodation for Rotherham looked after children.

 

Rotherham Council has made a strategic decision to make a significant investment in children’s residential services. This will ensure more of our looked after children are placed in Rotherham, close to their local communities, family and schools.

 

We plan to use current best practice and evidence-based models to develop a range of new children`s homes, that are small, replicate family life and seek step down to family-based options wherever possible.

 

We want our residential homes to be an `intervention not a destination` and are at the start of an implementation journey over the next 2 years to make this a reality.

We are looking for Senior Children’s Residential Practitioners that are keen to be part of setting up and managing new homes and staff teams and involved in the development of a new model of residential care across the borough.

 

This new residential provision will be part of a Children and Young People Service judged as `Good` by Ofsted in January 2018 and build on practice from our short break residential home judged as `Outstanding` in February 2020.
Senior Children’s Residential Practitioners in Rotherham will:

 

  • Promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of looked after children across the borough
  • Apply agreed evidence based therapeutic and behavioural management approaches and practice models
  • Provide opportunities for children and young people to influence the decisions that affect them and the service they receive
  • Work systemically and as part of team to ensure a joined-up service centred on the child
  • Manage and adapt rota arrangements to ensure that children and young people have safe levels of support.
  • Support the management of staff groups providing supervision, training and inductions for new staff
  • Engage in the running of the home including activities, meals, personal care, recording, report writing and administration of medication in line with the council’s policy.
  • Participate in and audit the completion of relevant records and reports
  • Provide and promote a safe, stimulating and nurturing physical environment.

Key benefits of working at Rotherham Council’s Children and Young People’s service are:

 

  • Strong support and clear direction from Managers
  • Extensive training programme, to develop and professionalise our residential practitioners. This includes the Rotherham Family Approach incorporating Signs of Safety and Restorative Practice
  • Residential services that have access to and work closely with our high quality in house therapeutic service
  • Innovative Edge of Care Services and a strong Early Help offer which is reducing demand and supporting professionals to think systemically and develop creative options to support children and young people
  • The prioritisation of Looked After Children for CAMHS assessment and intervention
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to the children, young people and families
  • Investment in you as a practitioner involving support, supervision, training and opportunity for professional development and progression.
  • Local Authority pension and 29 days annual leave.

About you

 

We are seeking talented, inspirational and innovative senior practitioners who can:

 

  • Innovate to help re-define children’s residential services
  • Promote and be part of a learning and coaching culture
  • Develop their skills and practices and others in a team to provide an outstanding service to children and young people
  • Add value and make the most of available resourcesOur vision is for the children and families of Rotherham to routinely experience and describe the services they receive from us, as outstanding and we intend to do that by putting the child first in everything we do.By being part of our residential teams, you will play a crucial role in developing skills and practice and our collective commitment to an ethos of excellence, integrity, trust and transparency. Joining us at a time of change with regard to developing our provision provides you an opportunity to be involved and influence the service design and development of practice in line with best practice and evidence-based approaches.About Yorkshire
  • If you have any questions regarding these opportunities and or would like a conversation about these new roles please email william.shaw@rotherham.gov.uk 
  • Rotherham and the wider South Yorkshire region is a great place to live and a stone’s throw from some of the UK’s finest towns and cities, and is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. Easy to reach from Sheffield or Leeds, there are plenty of places to see, things to do and property is excellent value for money – all within a 2 hour train journey from London.

If you have any questions regarding these opportunities and or would like a conversation about these new roles please email william.shaw@rotherham.gov.uk

 

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