Have you got the resilience and the drive to provide an outstanding short break service?
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This is an exciting opportunity for a person with significant experience and strong leadership skills to join as Deputy Manager at the Ade Adepitan Short Break Centre to work in our in-house provision to lead best practice in supporting children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders, profound disabilities and complex health needs and learning; that respects and values each individual through person centred ethos.
In conjunction with the Registered Manager, you will be responsible for the overall management of the health and wellbeing, safeguarding of the young people, the staff team, and the environment they live in.
Also, for the monitoring and review of the practices and systems in the centre.
You will be expected to provide strong leadership, and manage the centre to the highest professional standards and to ensure that the provision of care meets the Children's Homes Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards as outlined by Ofsted and to be fully aware of all relevant statutory legislation and requirements, and ensure compliance within the centre.
Ade Adepitan Short Break Centre is a centre of excellence in Brent for children and young people aged 5-18.
We offer these children opportunities to have an enjoyable short break and new experiences to make a positive difference to their lives.
Our first class modern facilities go a long way towards transforming their quality of life for children with disabilities and in turn giving families a chance for a valuable short break.
This is a unique opportunity for you to contribute to maintaining our Ofsted Outstanding status and embrace the strong focus on delivering positive outcomes young people.
To provide continuity of service to children and young people this role involves working unsociable hours and shift work and sleep-ins.
You will be rewarded with a very competitive salary and an excellent benefits package as well as the opportunity to develop and deliver the prospect of a brighter future for the young people under the care of this fantastic service.
The successful candidate will play a significant role in ensuring that the young people's needs are met according to their short break plans and ensure that all professionals and families work in harmony to ensure that the young people's aspirations and aims are achieved to give them the best possible experience during their short break.
To apply for this role you will need:
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (or equivalent), (or working towards this) together with experience of working in a social care setting and proven team working skills.
Significant experience of working with children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders, profound disabilities and complex health needs is essential.
To be an experienced and resilient childcare professional with experience of operating a service and have a proven track record of providing positive outcomes for children and young people, improving and developing the service you have managed implementing Ofsted and care policies to a high standard.
Essential to have good knowledge of Ofsted Quality Standards, excellent communication and time management skills as well as proven experience in managing and developing a staff team.
If you can live up to the rewards and the challenges that come from delivering dedicated person centred active support services, focussing on positive outcomes, we would welcome your application.
Closing Date: 22 April 2018 (23:59)
Assessment & Interview Date: 17 May 2018.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced and barred from working with children’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.