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Registered Team Manager- Residential

About the team we are recruiting to

In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best outcomes.  Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to children who are looked after.  

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families.  It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together. 

Children’s Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain at the heart of all it does.  We will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads.  Children’s Services is proud of its workforce, who are committed, dedicated, and work to a high standard. We are seeking other like minded practitioners who would like to join us.  We pride ourselves on building relationships with families and partners and hold respectful practice at the centre of all we do.

The Placements Team is responsible for sourcing quality residential, fostering and supported accommodation placements for children and young people who are in need of protection and are not able to live with their families. 

When a placement is required the team will contact and liaise with internal provisions and independent providers to identify a suitable placement match.  The team collate the potential options and shares them with the Social Workers or Personal Advisor to identify the most appropriate placement for the child or young person.

What is the job role?

OUR CITY, OUR HOMES.

Coventry has re-designed and transformed its’ children’s homes provision with four new homes having been created across the city. Each run as a small family style home, caring for up to four 'looked after' young people aged 8-16 on admission.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate and resilient Manager with a good knowledge of residential care, legislation and experience of managing staff.

We strive to achieve positive outcomes for our vulnerable children through the delivery of high-quality residential care and effective care planning for those children in need of this level of support. You will ensure that the voice of the child is heard and integral in supporting them and in the delivery of the service.

You will need to provide robust support to your staff team, identifying strengths and gaps in knowledge/skills and support them with the implementation of training plans, provide supervision and professional development opportunities.

You will participate in the recruitment and selection of employees, their induction and post-appointment assessments.

You will need to adhere to existing working practices and procedures and support the wider service to develop and implement change as needed, whilst demonstrating a good understanding of the legislative requirements of the role.

You will undertake relevant training and development activities and if you don’t already have the required management qualifications, be supported to complete these.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
 

Who are we looking for?

Successful candidates will be required to work closely with the Operational Lead to build an effective team and achieve successful outcomes for children living within the home.

You will need to be able to use your own initiative and be expected to drive forward improvements and meet the requirements of the Children Homes Regulations 2015 and best practice standards identified within the SCCIF.

We welcome applications from established and experienced Managers and applications from Deputy Managers/ seniors with the skills, experience and drive to progress. 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interview date: 5th February 2021

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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