Royal Greenwich Children in Care and Care Leavers’ Services is an exciting place to work right now. Join us as we develop a new purpose designed short-term 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 Resource and Residential 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.
• Undertake rigorous assessments to reduce unplanned moves and improve placement stability for children and young people.
• Provide impactful multi-disciplinary 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.
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.
The vision for the AARRC has been informed by organisational and sectoral learning, best practice from our existing outstanding Children’s Home as well as the voices of children and young people.
We are now looking for 2 Practice Supervisors who, under the leadership of an experienced Deputy Manager, will line manage our practitioners ensuring that they deliver a high quality service to children and young people residing in the centre.
Working through your respective team, you will develop this innovative new provision, ensuring a first-class service delivering brilliant outcomes for children, young people, families and their wider networks (where appropriate).
You will be joining a genuinely values driven Children’s Services directorate which is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted with a strong, inclusive and accessible leadership.
You will have experience of direct work with children, young people and families with targeted or complex needs; and the ability to lead, support and guide staff, to interact and role model positive interactions with young people, and maintain a welcoming home environment.
You will have the confidence to lead front line children’s home practitioners as well as contributing and coordinating the work of clinicians; and have experience of managing a diverse team.
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.
Royal Greenwich offers good remuneration and support including a generous holiday allowance as well as a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact David Travis; David.Travis@royalgreenwich.gov.uk 0208 921 6467
To apply please click the Apply Now link below.