Children's Services Manager

3 days left

33591.00 - 45282.00 GBP Annual
20 Apr 2021
18 May 2021
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of shaping and leading a brand new innovative residential support service for young people in Leicestershire? Can you achieve transformational change for looked after young people who have a range of complex needs? If you're passionate about the children in your care and can show understanding, tenacity and consistency of care - this may be the opportunity for you!

History of Service

A new model of Children's Residential Care provision has been developed within the Children's Innovation Partnership between Barnardo's and Leicestershire County Council. The partnership was established to drive forward key elements of the Care Placement Strategy (Apply online only). The Care Placement Strategy is an overarching document which brings together key departmental strategies within the overall pathway of edge of care through to leaving care.

Residential Design Brief

The first Design Brief the Children's Innovation Partnership was tasked with was in Residential Care. A period of comprehensive design work was carried out between January - September 2019, led by Barnardo's. The design work analysed strengths, areas for development and opportunities within the county.

Service Overview

Multi-Functional Properties

An element of the model is the procurement of two properties to be used as Multi-Functional Properties. Each of these properties will be fully self-contained, multi-functional- each will be able to house up to three young people as well as staff accommodation. One of these properties will be regulated for use by children under 16 and one of them will be Plus 16's Supported Accommodation.

Initial Location of Post

Currently properties have been identified and plans are being progressed. Therefore initially you will be based at Unit 6, Westleigh Business Park, Winchester Avenue, Blaby, Leicester, LE8 4EZ

Objectives of Service

Residential provision - Leicestershire

This provision will take a therapeutic needs-based approach to ensure that the support each child receives is the most appropriate to their specific needs.

Children requiring residential care may have more severe behavioural problems than children requiring other types of provision for a variety of reasons, including:

Effects of previous neglect and trauma
Impacts of disrupted relationships, including separation from their parents, breakdown of previous placement(s)
Negative peer influences
Negative peer influences with concerns that they are on the cusp or involved with criminal exploitation or child sexual exploitation
This provision is being established to increase the capacity of residential provision within Leicestershire, to increase local support for our most complex and vulnerable children and young people. This provision will focus on the following principles intended to improve outcomes:

A safe and structured group living environment
Residential workers who are warm and responsive and who are specifically trained in attachment and
Opportunities for children's and young people's development
Therapeutic support and relationships
Trauma-informed approaches
Preparation for adulthood
The aim of the service is to provide a nurturing environment within two high quality homes/settings. The homes will meet the needs of children and young people who have experienced trauma, neglect, rejection and whose basic needs have not been met. The homes will provide a truly therapeutic environment that can meet the needs of young people who require support to manage their behaviours safely, develop their resilience and prepare them for the demands of future life with their own families or in other settings.

The Children's Services Manager includes responsibility of being the Designated Responsible Individual for the under 16's residential home: hours to include weekend working and on call.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described

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