Team Leader (SEND)

Department: Residential Care (students 6 – 19 years), Residential Care (students 19 – 25 years)

Location: The Sheiling Ringwood

Employment Type: Permanent

Hours & Working Patterns: 40 hours per week / 52 Weeks

Salary: £22,533 - £23,998 per annum (Dependent on qualifications and experience)

Closing Date: 31 October 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Start Date: TBD

Team Leader (SEND)

The Sheiling Ringwood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS and Barred List check will be required. Staff are also prohibited  from promoting extremist/radical religious or one-sided  political views whilst working at The Sheiling Ringwood (TSR) and /or whilst participating in activities associated with their employment within TSR. 

Are you ready for your next supervisory position? Looking to progress your career in SEND care management?

Following a restructuring, we are looking for a number of qualified and experienced care workers with leadership ability to fill a number of these newly created roles.  Along with developing your own career you’ll assist in shaping and developing these roles and supporting an ethos of continuous professional practice across the department.

Supervising a team of support workers you’ll have direct responsibility for the shift on duty at any one time. Providing a role model of best practice you’ll make sure that the team provide high standards of support to our students, that policies and procedures are followed, and that record keeping is of the highest standards.

The successful candidates will have

  • a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Child Care (or equivalent),
  • experience of supervising/ leading a small team,
  • a working knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • have excellent administrative skill
  • have a calm and capable approach to both routine tasks and challenging or unexpected situations  

In addition to experience of working with children and young people who have complex SEN or Learning Disability needs, successful applicants will be able to offer knowledge, experience and skills in at least two of the following areas;

Ability to operate electronic rostering system

  • Coaching or mentoring staff
  • Maintaining comprehensive and detailed paper/ and electronic records
  • Medicines administration
  • Leading meaningful leisure activities and off-site excursions
  • Knowledgeable in relevant Safeguarding and Health and Safety matters
  • Creating a homely and safe residential environment, including meal preparation

You’ll have good written and verbal communications skills, be ‘IT-confident’ and able to use creative initiative within permitted boundaries.

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