Royal Greenwich Children in Care and Care Leavers Service is an exciting place to work right now. Join us as we create a new purpose designed residential-based service focussed on improving stability and outcomes for children and young people aged 11-17; and play an important role in shaping its development.
This new service, called the Adolescent Assessment Residential and Resource Centre (the AARRC), will deliver a multi-disciplinary service to children and young people who are either in or at risk of entering the care system (and where appropriate to their families and their wider support network), where staff will:
- Provide a Children’s Home for (up to 6) children and young people requiring multi-disciplinary assessments of needs, bridging placements or emergency accommodation.
- Carry out rigorous assessments to reduce unplanned moves and improve placement stability for children and young people.
- Provide multi-disciplinary and impactful services to improve outcomes for children and young people including therapeutic services and speech and language therapy which will contribute to better outcomes.
- Ease the number of new care-entrants by providing ‘edge of care’ services and to address crises and reunify children and young people with their families where it is safe and in their best interests to do so.
The vision for the AARRC has been developed informed by organisational and sectoral learning as well as best practice from our existing outstanding Children’s Home including the voices of young people.
We are changing the way we work by developing a new practice model to ensure that we are best placed to deliver on the priorities for children and young people.
We are now looking for a Registered Manager for the AARRC who will help develop this innovative new service, ensuring a first-class service delivering brilliant outcomes for children, young people and families.
You will be joining a genuinely values driven Children’s Services directorate which is rated ‘Good’ and with a strong and accessible leadership.
You will have experience of working with looked after children and young people with complex needs and the ability and successful experience of delivering high-quality and impactful services in a residential setting. You will have the confidence to lead a range of staff including (alongside a deputy manager) children’s home practitioners and clinicians; and have experience of managing a diverse team with a broad set of skills. You must be social work qualified with a Level 5 management accreditation (or willing to obtain this with us within six months).
If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and creativity to join us at this exciting time, we would like to hear from you.
Please include a supporting statement with your application which clearly addresses how your skills, knowledge and experience demonstrate that you meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
Royal Greenwich offers good remuneration and support including a generous holiday allowance; and a diverse and inclusive working environment.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact David Travis; David.Travis@royalgreenwich.gov.uk 020 8921 6467
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