Senior Therapeutic Carer
This is a position with my client in Hove in a Residential Home and School for children and young adults with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, trauma and complex needs.
The role is more managerial type, team pleader and SEN support with the accent on Senior.
Successful candidate is expected to:
Effectively and appropriately assist in aspects of managing, leading, monitoring, and developing the Therapeutic Children's Home.
Share appropriate and delegated responsibility for improving the therapeutic care and education provision offered, and promoting all aspects of the Home as a 'facilitating environment' conducive to therapeutic thinking and practice.
Involve yourself helping to implement the Home's agreed Improvement Plan to ensure continual development of the Quality of Care provided by the Home.
Offer and provide appropriate and necessary support to the Deputy Manager and Registered Manager, and where necessary to other Managers, the Head Teacher and members of the Executive Team.
Accept delegated responsibility for relevant aspects of recruitment, staffing, legislation, managing financial processes, and efficient use of resources.
Support colleagues in meeting the emotional, safeguarding, social, psychological, educational, and academic needs of the children looked after by the Home and across the whole of The Group.
Appropriately liaise and interact with all colleagues across the organisation and wider external networks to ensure effective communication & promote positive and harmonious working relationships.
Comply with current legislation, regulation, and guidance relating to the care and education of children looked after by their local authority with particular emphasis on Safeguarding Children and Child Protection duties and responsibilities.
Exercise responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Implement & develop the Organisation's policy and practice of Equality and Diversity.
In the absence of the Registered Manager, assist the Deputy Manager in their responsibility to lead and manage the Home.
Promote the Therapeutic Community practice and approach underpinning the work of the Home and wider organisation, ensuring this is consistently conducted and maintained to a high level of professionalism and accountability, with all work being implemented in an appropriate and agreed manner.
Comply with all relevant legislation and regulation and guidance (particularly the Education Act 1996 and 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2014, Children's Act 1989 and 2004, the Children's Homes Regulations [England] 2015, and legislation relating to child protection and safeguarding).
Experience of working in a Residential Children's Home.
Knowledge of an SEMH school or similar learning environment.
Understanding the real difficulties faced and felt every-day by the children in our care.
Experience of encouraging children to develop their full potential.
Experience of supporting colleagues to develop their full potential.
Experience of delivering quality care, learning, education, and nurture to vulnerable children.
A good standard of education and general knowledge.
Knowledge of theory & practice in providing quality care and education for children.
Knowledge of strategies that promote purposeful experiential learning & real progress for children with emotional & behavioural difficulties, and experience of implementing them...... click apply for full job details