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Assistant Team Manager - Children's Home
 
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Salary: £37,842 - £40,728 SPs 33-36 
Hours: Full time, 36 hours
Appointment type: Permanent
Location: Teddington

About us
Achieving for Children has been up and running for five years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector. 

About the role
Achieving for Children are opening a children’s home. This is an exciting new service due to open in January 2020.

As the Children’s Home Assistant Team Manager, you will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring children living in the home are safeguarded at all times.
  • Assist with leading, managing and motivating a team ensuring the service provided is consistent, effective and delivers positive outcomes.
  • To assist the Registered Manager in achieving the aims and objectives of the Statement of Purpose.
  • To deputise in the absence of the Registered Manager.
  • To support and manage the staff to enable them to meet the needs of the children and young people.
  • To undertake direct work with children and young people as appropriate.
  • To assist in managing child protection concerns and complaints.
  • To work in partnership with other professionals to achieve optimum outcomes for young people.
  • To offer supervision and support to senior residential workers and residential workers in line with Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards.
This is a fantastic role in a lively and supportive team.


About you
To be Assistant Team Manager in our children’s home for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points

  • Hold a Level 5 Diploma in Residential Childcare or hold an equivalent qualification as defined in the Guide to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, or be working towards such a qualification.
  • Hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or hold an equivalent qualification* as defined in the Guide to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015.
  • Have worked for at least 2 years (within the last 5 years), in a position relevant to the residential care of children.
  • Have a minimum 12 months experience supervising or managing staff working in a care role.
  • Good problem solving skills and a structured approach to tasks.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team as well as taking individual responsibility for results.
  • Ability to relate successfully to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and build productive relationships and network effectively.
  • Excellent organisational, written, numerical and IT skills.
  • Be able to work to a shift system over a seven day working week including weekends, bank holidays and other celebratory occasions and cover sleep in duties.

Benefit of working for Achieving for Children

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. Our learning and development offer was highlighted as a key strength by the judging panel when they named us Social Work Employer of the Year in 2016.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Hannah Phillips for an informal discussion, on hannah.phillips@achievingforchildren.org.uk. 

As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to;

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support

  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)

  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post

  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached

  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety

  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team

  • A competitive salary up to £40,728 per annum

  • Funding for post qualifying courses

  • Access to our broad learning and development offer, see here

  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 30 days

  • A day off for your birthday

  • Offer to buy extra annual leave days

  • A bespoke employee well-being offer

  • Opportunities to utilise the support from the Social Work Teaching partnership

  • Use of Zip car scheme/ car pool scheme

  • Subsidised staff benefits

  • Discount season ticket loan Cycle to work scheme

  • Parking allocation

  • Welcome payment offered through the refer a friend scheme

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here


You will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk

How to apply
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile. Some of our positions require CV only.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

Closing Date: 21st November 2019
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