Team Leader

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Role:  Children’s Residential Home Team Leader

Salary: £24,960.00 per annum

Hours: 40 hours per week, 7 day rota pattern

Location: Barton Residential School – Barton-Upon Humber

Options Autism are recruiting Children’s Residential Home Team Leader to join our teams within the Barton- Upon-Humber region. Our home provides specialist care for children & young people with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and associated difficulties. This means that the Children we care for may be highly capable and need support to develop their day-to-day skills or you could be supporting children who have high sensory needs, feel uncomfortable in certain situations or be non- verbal. That’s why we’re looking for calm, conscientious and kind people who can take care of the nightly needs of the children– vital help that can transform their lives!

Our home is within commutable distance from Hull, Grimsby, Barton-Upon-Humber, Scunthorpe and surrounds.

The Role

As a Children’s Residential Home Team Leader, you will support the Care workers and work directly with vulnerable children with Autism and complex needs. Daily tasks involve providing them with the care, support and opportunities they need to be happy, healthy and to make their way in the world. You will work with our multi-disciplinary and therapy team to contribute and develop individual Quality of Life Plans and provide a balanced programme of personal development focusing on social skills, independence and community involvement, enabling the young people to achieve their full potential. You will also be responsible for chaperoning the children to appointments and activities such as shopping or trips to the zoo, completing relevant paperwork, undertaking household tasks, personal care and where appropriate administering medication

Your empathy and warmth are just what’s needed in this rewarding role, working as part of and leading and developing, an incredible team of committed care workers to help vulnerable children and young people feel safe and secure as they build the skills they need for life.

You’ll be friendly, patient, kind and considerate as you help them learn, making sure they’re well looked after whenever they’re in our care. You’ll love giving them space to grow and thrive, playing your part in creating a nurturing environment in which they can fulfil their potential.

Great communication skills are essential, as you’ll be in close contact with the children you care for on a daily basis. In this role, warm and welcoming smiles really matter!

Who we’re looking for

You’ll be excited to help vulnerable children and young people to live happy, fulfilling lives, playing an essential role as part of our care-giving team. With your calm, conscientious approach, you’ll take care of everyday needs – vital help that can transform their lives.

You’ll play a key role in the smooth-running of the site, and you’ll have a good grasp of safeguarding and safety and hygiene. You must also already have an NVQ 3 in health and social care or equivalent.

This is a role in which attention to detail really counts – and one that touches the real lives of people every day.

Why join Options Autism?

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Up to 39 days annual leave each year (25 base entitlement + 1 One moment in time + 8 bank holidays + ability to buy up to 5 extra days)
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

Care assistant/ Support worker/ Children’s care worker/ Nights/ Team Leader/ Children development /Working with children/ Autism


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