Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full Time - 37 hours a week. There will be a requirement to work morning and evening shifts and alternate weekends as this is a 24/7 service.
Perks: Annual leave of 29 days (pro-rata) PLUS public holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, up to 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our careers portal.
Closing Date: Midnight on 6th June 2022 if we receive a high number of applications, we may have to close earlier than advertised.
Do you like working in an inclusive organisation that values all of its people?
Do you like working in an organisation that is committed to meeting the best interests of all children? If you do… then read on.
We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….
At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.
You will make a difference by:
As a Team Leader you will be supporting the Registered Manager to develop a brand new flagship single placement children's home for a young person with learning difficulties and associated needs with a love of singing along to Disney and other popular tunes. Being instrumental in forming the new staff team, you will ensure the young person's needs are central to all decisions made and opportunities for development are at the forefront. This is an innovative and exciting opportunity to make a difference!
Please take a look at the profile of this young person which is attached.
This is a 24 hour service, with an on-call facility, that operates 52 weeks a year.
What are we looking for from you?
- A Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care (or equivalent) and experience of improving the lives of children and young people.
- Commitment to helping children with disabilities to thrive
- Empathy and compassion
- Experience of taking on leadership responsibilities
- Flexibility to cover shifts including evenings and weekends
- Wants to work in an inclusive organisation that values all of its people
- Wants to work in an organisation that is committed to meeting the best interests of all children?
We may stop taking applications early than advertised if we find the right person. So, try to get your application in early.
Interviews will take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.
We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.
Application Process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration. Top Tip... Refer to the job description when writing your Supporting Statement.
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