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

Can you achieve transformational change for looked after young people who have a range of complex needs ?

If you're passionate about the children 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 .

Residential Design Brief

The first Design Brief the Children 's Innovation Partnership was tasked with was in Residential Care . A period of comprehensive design work was carried out between January - September 2019, led by Barnardo's. The design work analysed strengths, areas for development and opportunities within the county.

Service Overview

Each of these properties will be fully self-contained, each will be able to house up to three young people as well as staff accommodation .

One of these properties will be regulated for use by children under 16.

The Team Manager will be the Registered Manager for the under 16's Residential home .

Initial Location of Post

Potential sites will be confirmed at interview.

Supplementary Information

Objectives of the Leicestershire Children 's Home ( name to be confirmed following consultation with children and young people).

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

Children requiring residential care may have more severe behavioural problems than children requiring other types of provision for a variety of reasons, including:

* Effects of previous neglect and trauma
* Impacts of disrupted relationships , including separation from their parents, breakdown of previous placement(s)
* Negative peer influences

This provision is being established to increase the capacity of residential provision within Leicestershire , to increase local support for our most complex and vulnerable children and young people . This provision will focus on the following principles intended to improve outcomes:

* A safe and structured group living environment
* Residential workers who are warm and responsive
* Opportunities for children 's development
* Therapeutic support and relationships
* Trauma-informed approaches

The aim of the service is to provide a nurturing environment within a high quality home . The home will meet the needs of children and young people who have experienced trauma, neglect, rejection and whose basic needs have not been met. The home will provide a truly therapeutic environment that can meet the needs of children and young people , who require support to manage their behaviours safely, 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 Jane Richardson on jane. [email protected] .org.uk.
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Posted on: 08 December 2021
Closed date: 20 December 2021
Job ref: 7927
Tags: Social Care/Development