Team Leader Residential (4430)

Newcastle, Tyne and Wear 
Circa £28,400 + £700 p.a on call allowance 
37 Hours – Full-Time

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

The role

Do you have a strong background in children's residential care? Are you focused and passionate about changing the lives of children and young people for the better? We have a unique opportunity for an experienced Team Leader to join our team in the newly developed children's homes in the North East for children and young people who are looked after. These are exciting, challenging and rewarding roles with the opportunity to make a huge personal impact. The roles will be based in Newcastle.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join a new dynamic residential team. The successful applicant will have a real opportunity to work as part of a team, who will improve the outcomes of children and young people by providing safe, stable and loving homes for them to live and thrive in. The successful candidates will bring with them their experience of working in ‘Good' or ‘Outstanding' Children's Homes.

As a Team Leader you will work with the registered manager in the day to day running of the home and deputise in their absence. Work as part of a multi disciplinary team ensuring that the children and young people we support develop to reach their full potential. We will actively support you in your role and provide you with regular supervision / APR process and specialist training including a commitment to achieve Level 5, Leadership and Management qualification from our newly developed Professional Development Centre.

What makes this role different to other similar roles is that you will be working a standard 37 hour week over a rota system which provides 24 hour care this will include, late and early shifts, weekend work and sleep in duties. Our children's home in Newcastle will accommodate a maximum of 4 young people at any one time.

You will make a difference by:

- Demonstrating experience of supporting Young People to achieve positive outcomes.

- Knowledge of leading shifts and supervising staff.

- Link working with young people (managing paperwork and files).

- Being knowledgeable and responsible for the safeguarding of young people.

You will need:

- Level 3 qualification (e.g. Diploma in Residential Childcare).

- Experience of working in a residential home for children.

- An understanding of attachment theory and impact of adverse childhood experiences on the development and behaviour of children and young people.


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 any further questions about this role, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner on Lynsey.Munro@actionforchildren.org.uk 

Interviews will be scheduled for 14th December 2020.

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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14 Westacre Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, NE5 2EQ
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England North
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    3 December 2020
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