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Registered Manager

Company: Children & Families    Location: Leeds LS10
Leeds City Council is seeking to appoint an experienced and suitably qualified Registered Manager for our Cherry Trees Childrens Home at Lanshaw Crescent, Middleton, Leeds. We are investing significantly in our childrens home estate and provision; offering small, family style homes for up to 4 children. The Childrens Home at Lanshaw Crescent is one of two homes in the city which offer a specific 12 week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy approach and programme to re-unify children with their families or long-term carers.

We work to the ambition that all Leeds Children should be cared for within a family setting and actively prepare children for return to family life and deliver the 12 week programme together with the successful and well established Multi Systemic Therapy team in Leeds. Together this model is known as the Integrated Treatment Model.

We are looking for an innovative and creative leader to guide a team of care staff to fulfil our ambition of providing a responsive, professional and engaging service for children who have want to return to live within their family even after several years in care and often in placements outside of the Leeds boundary. You will be supported by a Deputy Manager and a Senior Practitioner and a staff team trained in both the Integrated Treatment Model and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.

Leeds Childrens Services were rated by Ofsted as GOOD overall with outstanding areas of practice across the service, this year, and we intend to ensure that all our childrens homes reach this standard. The home at Lanshaw Crescent is currently rated as GOOD.

You will have worked for at least 2 years, in the last 5 years, in a position relevant to the residential care of children and have worked for at least one year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role. You must hold a minimum of Level 3 Diploma in Residential Child Care OR equivalent or a related professional qualification. Ideally, you would be educated to degree level or similar professional qualification but this would not prevent a suitable applicant being appointed. Holding the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare is an advantage but again not essential as Leeds support all our Registered Manager to study for this qualification upon recruitment to post.

We have great ambitions for our residential childrens home provision in Leeds; we believe that childrens homes are an essential resource and that our skilled workforce is equally encouraged to develop their skills in the community, working directly with children and their families were needed.

If this the opportunity you have been waiting for?

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be carried out on preferred candidates.