We are looking to employ an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Residential Practitioner who wants to join the energetic residential care team.

Application deadline 26th November 2020
Job reference req2937
Job location Leeds
Hours per-week 37
Salary £27,741.00 - £29,577.00

The children’s home provides a variety of different levels of support to young people in developing their independence skills to become active members of society within Leeds.

We are seeking to strengthen the management team to enable Leeds to continue the positive growth in this area that has been achieved already and maintaining the underpinning ethos of Leeds being a child friendly city. Therefore, we are looking to employ an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Residential Practitioner who wants to join the energetic residential care team and assist it to maintain this outcome.

You will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of young people’s needs within a residential service, and able to work closely with and provide leadership to team members.

You will have internal responsibilities which will include staff supervision and appraisal; training and development of the team; liaising with stakeholders and external colleagues in health and education and contributing to developing the role in a positive manner.

The role involves helping to support a group of young people who may have behavioural and emotional difficulties at times which is both challenging and very rewarding. You must be also able to physically hold and support people when challenging situations are presented.

There is a requirement to hold a minimum of NVQ Level 3 in Caring for Young People or to work towards it within 12 months of appointment and successful probationary period. The post also requires the successful candidate to undertake QCF, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People Services which you will be supported to complete.

You will need a flexible approach to work as a rota shift system is in operation to meet the changing needs of the young people and you will also need to be confident in IT systems as the children’s home is moving to a paperless establishment.

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate adaptable skills to work across the residential estate should the need be required.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a rapidly developing child focused service for young people within Leeds City Council.For an informal discussion please chat to Charlotte Armitage (deputy) on charlotte.armitage@leeds.gov.ukTHE BENEFITS:

–  Excellent support network.

–  Commitment to development/training.

–  Competitive salary and benefits.

 –  Strong leadership and guidance.

–  Joining a great and committed staff team

To apply for this position, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site: https://leeds.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/2937?c=leeds 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident Leader.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

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