Calleydown is a residential short break care home for children with learning disabilities aged 5 to 18 years. Some of the children have associated physical disabilities and total care needs, and some have challenging behaviour.
Calleydown forms part of Croydon’s Services for Children with Disabilities Team and is located in New Addington.
We are looking for a shift manager with childcare experience to join our team and welcome applications from male and female workers.
Applicants will need to have experience of working children or adults with learning disabilities have and be willing to offer care and support that meets their needs. The key responsibilities of a shift manager are to support and care for children and young people, manage the team you are leading, organising activities and be responsible for running the home out of hours.
Key tasks will include supervision of staff and their annual appraisals, overseeing the rota’s and responding to emergencies out of hours. You will be part of a team providing care to children and promoting positive outcomes. You will have direct supervision from the Deputy Home Manager, and will need to be excellent at communicating, be child focused and have good organisational skills. You will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to adapt to situations and have flexible approach.
Additional skills required will be to maintain the home and carry out household and domestic tasks, complete children’s records. You will also need to be confident in managing challenging behaviour and carry out permissible forms of control and physical interventions.
Computer skills are essential for this role as most reporting and monitoring is now completed online.
The post requires you to work on regular shift pattern including weekends and bank holidays and sleep in duties. You will need to have NVQ level 3 children and young people or health and social care and may need to complete NVQ level 5 to achieve a managerial qualification.
Your application must evidence your experience knowledge and skills in line with the Advert, Role Profile and Person Specification
For further information please contact Jennie Pearce on 01689 842464
36 hours per week- Shift work and unsocial hours, including weekends, sleep-in duties and Bank Holidays as specified in the rota
Closing date: Thursday 28th September 2023 at 11:59pm
Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Subject to business needs, we will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part of their working week and work from home, or elsewhere, remotely for the rest of the time.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check