Job Title: Team Leader
Location: Higford, Shifnal
Salary: up to £22,880 per annum
Hours: 40 hours per week
Can you enrich the lives of young people as a Deputy Team Leader in a Children’s Residential Care Setting?
We are looking for a caring, responsible, Team Leader to join our fantastic team at Higford. As Team Leader you will help lead a team of Support Workers who care for our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy.
This is a great opportunity to progress your career in care, working as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected, and involved in as many decisions as possible.
Our Team Leaders carry out an essential and varied role, supporting in leading a team to provide the individual, bespoke support required by the children and young people in our care. You will help design, implement, and monitor the care and education plans to meet the individual needs of our children and young people, ensuring that key life and independent skills are achieved in the enriching and positive environment we strive to create.
Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for a Team Leader who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world. Previous management experience would be great, but we would also like to hear from experienced Residential Care Workers taking your first steps into a management role.
Already qualified with Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, diligent regarding quality and compliance, and motivated to bring your experience to a team that is passionate about providing a safe, caring environment where every child can thrive.
Options Higford is a DfE registered school and OFSTED rated children’s home offering a purpose-built service specially designed to meet the educational and development needs of the children in our care. Set in 28 acres of rolling Shropshire countryside, we provide a caring, structured and homely environment for our children. We are within commuting distance of Shifnal, Telford, Dudley, Stourbridge, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Cannock, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Stone, Stoke and surrounding towns.
For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join us?
We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.
As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.
Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
Options Autism is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.