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Children's Services Manager (CSM) - Leicestershire Residential Provision

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Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£33,591 - £45,282 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:The Blaby Office, Unit 6 Westleigh Business Park, Leicester, Leics, LE8 4EZ 


Closing date:22 November 2020 at midnight 

This post can be considered for an internal secondment
We are excited to be recruiting a highly experienced Children's Services Manager to join a new model of Children's Residential Care provision has been developed within the Children's Innovation Partnership between Barnardo's and Leicestershire County Council. The successful candidate will have responsibility for leading the following services:
  1. Assessment and Resource Team (ART)- A multi disciplinary team working with young people in an outreach capacity. These young people could be in residential care, foster placements, adoptive placements, hospital, or living at home. The team will be able to work with up to 12 young people at a time, and the resource will be focused on our most vulnerable young people. The team will ensure strong staff to child ratios, and the skills to provide the following types of support according to the presenting needs of the child: crisis intervention; comprehensive assessment and care planning; transitional support packages; family work to facilitate a return home.
  2. Hub containing three assessment beds (to also house the ART)- The ART will be located in a Hub. This Hub will also contain three assessment beds which will be supported by the ART. These beds will be used to work to contain the anxiety and distress that children exhibit at the point of family or placement breakdown. They will help the child to feel safe and emotionally contained through clear and consistent boundaries and predictable nurturing routines. This stabilising process will help children to build trust with the adults allowing them to explore their world safely.
  3. Three Multi-Functional Properties The third element of the service is the procurement of three properties to be used as Multi-Functional Properties. Each of these properties will be fully self-contained, multi-functional and double occupancy – each will be able to house up to two young people as well as staff accommodation. There is the potential that for some young people, it would not be appropriate to fill both rooms as a result of their needs. In these situations, a decision could be taken to provide a single occupancy placement.
We are looking for leaders who are especially passionate about providing high quality, adaptive, trauma informed services to some of the most vulnerable children within the county. We would encourage applications from candidates with experience of leading and developing therapeutic services.
Please note that due to the flexible nature of these services, the successful candidate may be required to be on call outside of normal working hours including as part of a 24/7 on call rota.
When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
About Barnardo's
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
To apply for this post please visit the Barnardo's website here: www.barnardos.org.uk