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Children’s Services Manager

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Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£33,591 - £45,282 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Barnardo’s, (initially) Unit 6, Westleigh Business Park, Winchester Avenue, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE8 4EZ 


Closing date:23 March 2021 at midnight 

Contract Type: Permanent
Salary Details: £33,591 - £45,282    
Working Hours: 37
Job Ref No.: 7908
Do you want to be part of shaping and leading a brand new innovative residential support service for young people in Leicestershire?  Can you achieve transformational change for looked after young people who have a range of complex needs? If you're passionate about the children in your care and can show understanding, tenacity and consistency of care – this may be the opportunity for you!
History of Service
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 partnership was established to drive forward key elements of the Care Placement Strategy 2018-2021. The Care Placement Strategy is an overarching document which brings together key departmental strategies within the overall pathway of edge of care through to leaving care.
Residential Design Brief
The first Design Brief the Children's Innovation Partnership was tasked with was in Residential Care. A period of comprehensive design work was carried out between January – September 2019, led by Barnardo's. The design work analysed strengths, areas for development and opportunities within the county.
Service Overview 
Multi-Functional Properties
An element of the model is the procurement of two properties to be used as Multi-Functional Properties. Each of these properties will be fully self-contained, multi-functional– each will be able to house up to three young people as well as staff accommodation. One of these properties will be regulated for use by children under 16 and one of them will be Plus 16's Supported Accommodation.
Initial Location of Post
Currently properties have been identified and plans are being progressed. Therefore initially you will be based at Unit 6, Westleigh Business Park, Winchester Avenue, Blaby, Leicester, LE8 4EZ
Objectives of Service
Residential provision – Leicestershire
This provision will take a therapeutic needs-based approach to ensure that the support each child receives is the most appropriate to their specific needs.
Children requiring residential care may have more severe behavioural problems than children requiring other types of provision for a variety of reasons, including:
• Effects of previous neglect and trauma
• Impacts of disrupted relationships, including separation from their parents, breakdown of previous placement(s)
• Negative peer influences
• Negative peer influences with concerns that they are on the cusp or involved with criminal exploitation or child sexual exploitation
This provision is being established to increase the capacity of residential provision within Leicestershire, to increase local support for our most complex and vulnerable children and young people. This provision will focus on the following principles intended to improve outcomes:
• A safe and structured group living environment
• Residential workers who are warm and responsive and who are specifically trained in attachment and ACES
• Opportunities for children's and young people's development
• Therapeutic support and relationships
• Trauma-informed approaches
• Preparation for adulthood
The aim of the service is to provide a nurturing environment within two high quality homes/settings.  The homes will meet the needs of children and young people who have experienced trauma, neglect, rejection and whose basic needs have not been met. The homes will provide a truly therapeutic environment that can meet the needs of young people who require support to manage their behaviours safely, develop their resilience and prepare them for the demands of future life with their own families or in other settings.
The Children's Services Manager includes responsibility of being the Designated Responsible Individual for the under 16's residential home: hours to include weekend working and on call.
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.