Team Leader Residential (4296)

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Circa £25,500 per annum pro rata
6 Months FTC working Full Time 37 hours per week

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families – but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our lovely team at The Vines on a 6 months Fixed Term basis. Working hours are on a shift basis, with every other weekend off and at least one admin day a week although some flexibility is required.

You will make a difference by:

- Managing and leading a team of staff as directed in the delivery of the service.
- Helping staff meet their potential sharing responsibility for a delegated part of the service and allocated resources.
- Being responsible for ensuring a safe and positive work and service environment is achieved through compliance with all safeguarding, safer recruitment, health and safety, behaviour support policies and procedures within the defined area of responsibility.
- Delivering services and leading by example to ensure that staff are supporting children and young people to achieve their full potential.
- Delivering mandatory training and identifying areas of need, for staff and the service as a whole, for further development.
- Directing and direct responsibility for case/care (including complex cases), in planning management for individual children or young people, undertaking assessment of need, developing a care plan and identifying agreed outcomes and carrying out regular review in conjunction with children, young people and their families and other professionals.

You will need:

- Minimum of 1 years' experience in a supervisory role working with children with disabilities in a residential setting.
- Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent is Essential.
- Experience of leading and managing a team.
- Experience of Performance Management.
- Driver's Licence and access to car would be preferrable.
- Experience of working with people with disabilities and challenging behaviour.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Good IT skills.
- Time management and organisational skills

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Fatima Matin on 07918773592.

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.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.


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The Vines
Kite Ridge Centre, Verney Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3NE
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England South
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    1 November 2020
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