£35k - 43k per year
Job description
Do you want to be part of shaping a brand new innovative residential support service for families , children , and young people in Leicestershire ?

Can you achieve transformational change for families and children who have a range of complex needs ?

If you're passionate about the children and families in your care and can show understanding , tenacity , and consistency of care - this may be the opportunity for you!

History of Service

A new model of Children 's Residential Care provision has been developed within the Children 's Innovation Partnership between Barnardo's and Leicestershire County Council. The partnership was established to drive forward key elements of the Care Placement Strategy 2018-2021. The Care Placement Strategy is an overarching document which brings together key departmental strategies within the overall pathway of edge of care through to leaving care .

Service Overview

Multi- functional properties

An element of the model is the procurement of 3 properties to be used as multi-functional properties.

One of these properties will be regulated for use as a Family Residential Centre . A Family Residential Centre (also known as a parent-child residential placement) is an establishment that provides residential placements for parents and their children to monitor and assess the parents ' ability to respond to their children 's needs and to safeguard and promote their children 's welfare whilst this assessment is being completed.

The Team Manager will be the Registered Manager for the family residential centre .

Initial Location of Post

Market Harborough

Must be able to travel throughout the Locality to meet the requirements of the role.

Supplementary Information

Objectives of the Leicestershire Family Residential Centre

Children and Families Services have identified the need to provide increasing numbers of placements for parents and their children to assess parenting capacity where the courts have directed this.

Families utilising this type of service may include parents with moderate to high learning needs , those presenting with issues around domestic violence, and or substance /alcohol misuse. Additionally , they may have experienced mental ill health and/or trauma.

There have been limited family residential placements available in the local region. This new provision will allow for families to have a placement local to their communities , improving outcomes for the families and children .

This provision will take a therapeutic needs-based approach to ensure that the support to each child and family receives is the most appropriate to their specific needs .

This provision will focus on the following principles intended to improve outcomes:

* Self- contained family flats as part of a safe and structured living environment
* Residential workers who are warm and responsive
* Tailored support , role modelling and mentoring to support parenting with a focus on children 's behaviour , attachment, family relationships and children 's development
* Therapeutic support and relationships
* Trauma-informed approaches
* Assessment of risk and need

The aim of the service is to assess and support parenting within a nurturing high-quality environment . The centre will meet the needs of children and families who have experienced trauma, neglect, rejection and whose basic needs have not been met. The centre will provide a truly therapeutic environment that can support parents to reflect and develop their parent skills in a supported and structured environment to meet the needs of their children and families during the period of the parenting assessment, providing support to the parents to respond to their children 's needs and to safeguard and promote their children 's welfare, develop their resilience and prepare them for the demands of future life with their own families or in other settings.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification , Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

This post may attract an additional market supplement and /or relocation expenses.

Need more Information?

If you require any further information about this opportunity , please contact Michelle Hill on michelle. [email protected] .org.uk.

Previous Applicants need not apply.
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Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Job ref: 9776
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