Salary range: £49,827 - £52,866 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Ade Adepitan Short Break Centre, Kingsbury
Do you have a record of accomplishment of making a significant difference in the lives of Disabled Children, Young People and their families?
Brent Council presents a unique opportunity for you to work with our families and there has never been a better time to join our service.
The Ade Adepitan Centre rated as Ofsted Outstanding. Last report stated:
“The actions of the children’s home contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people who need help, protection and care”.
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that will enable us to better meets the needs of our community in the years ahead. This agenda is reflected in the current growth of our 0-25 CWD service and so it is an exciting time to join a team where staff and managers are ambitious for our children and young people. The lived experience of our children and young people is at heart of all of our practice.
This is an exciting opportunity for a person with significant experience and strong leadership skills; who respects and values each young person through person centred ethos, to join as Registered Manager at our outstanding Short Break Centre.
The role involves working in our unique in-house provision, to lead best practice in supporting children and young people with; autistic spectrum disorders, profound disabilities and complex health needs and learning disabilities to offer high quality short breaks
Successful candidates will be part of a strong team to provide direct service to disabled children and young people and support our vision of improving education, health and well-being outcomes for our disabled children and young people working in partnership with schools, health colleagues and other local partners to improve outcomes and prepare children and young people for adulthood.
We are looking for an experienced registered manager with strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, experienced and enthusiastic about working with children, young people, young adults and their families.
• Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare, or a qualification, which is considered equivalent to the Level 5 Diploma.
• Effectively manage and lead the care of disabled children and young people.
• Significant experience of working in a social care setting, managing diverse teams.
• Significant experience of working with children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders, profound disabilities and complex health needs (essential).
• Knowledge of Children's Homes Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards with proven experience in delivering positive outcomes for young people.
If you can live up to the rewards and the challenges that come from delivering dedicated, person-centred active support services, focusing on positive outcomes, we would welcome your application.
This role will offer you the opportunity to be part of a permanent team at our established outstanding Ade Adepitan Short Break Centre. You will have supportive managers and you will work within a dedicated team of colleagues with good knowledge around disabled children and young people.
Our benefits and support package to staff is extensive, comparing favourably with other London boroughs.
• Your own laptop, iPhone 7, probably the best supportive technology amongst London local authorities.
• Good working environment and a state of the art building.
• Competitive salary,
• Generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
• A host of other rewards and benefits such as a childcare deposit loan scheme, reduced cost gym membership, cycle to work scheme plus many more.
• Regular monthly supervision and appraisal for your development.
A practice framework that provides sturdy roots and areas for you to grow your practice.
If you have any queries, please contact recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr Mirjan Dhamo, Service Manager on 0208 9372664 or Mirjan.email@example.com
Closing Date: 25 November 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.