Registered Service Manager, Residential Child Care Service - Perth and Dundee
Holidays: 35 days a year for full-time position
Do you want to be part of a dynamic organisation, with real opportunities to inspire and deliver change?
Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people?
The Social Care Community Partnership are looking to recruit a Registered Service Manager for a Residential Child Care Service in the Perth and Dundee area for a highly regarded charity. This is an essential car owner position due to the location of the house.
The Service specialises in providing care and support to young people with a variety of needs and has recently been refurbished and can accommodate three young people aged between 11 and 18, either male or female.
A nurturing and therapeutic care environments is offered; conducive to developing the safe, trusting and loving relationships essential in promoting young people's wellbeing. Flexible placement packages include the option for young people to attend the residential school, and/or access mainstream education resources where appropriate.
The approach is firmly based on building positive, nurturing relationships with young people through the principles of playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy (PACE). Comprehensive training and support to all staff is provided in Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP).
To encourage young people to participate in events and activities and make friends in the local community, positive links are maintained with local services including youth clubs, leisure facilities and specialist support groups. Family activity programmes, engagement and effective communication with parents are a priority.
Key role and experience
The successful candidate will be part of the service management team and have line management responsibilities for staff with a key role to develop the skills of staff complimenting Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) in engaging with young people.
Sound working knowledge of child care practice and theory, therapeutic intervention techniques, relevant legislation, guidance and standards.
Qualified in social work, nursing, psychology or hold an HNC and SVQ4 or other combination that meets the SSSC criteria or be working towards this.
Minimum of 1 year's management experience working with young people
Full UK driving license and access to a car.Please note, all successful applicants will be subject to stringent vetting processes, update of PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.
For more information about this job opportunity, please click apply and submit your CV to Social Care Community Partnership or contact Martin Brownjohn or Steve More on (phone number removed) for a confidential discussion.
The Social Care Community Partnership is Scotland's premier social care recruitment agency, sourcing and placing Social Care professionals, support staff and administrators throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Established in 2006, quality is built into everything we do; from day to day recruitment and selection processes, to The Social Care Community Partnership employees and to the Local Authorities, Government bodies and Third Sector/Non-Governmental Organisations that we work with. The client groups we work with range from Children and Families, Adults, Disabilities, Youth Offending and more. We recognise that our Social Care professionals make daily decisions that affect the lives of thousands of vulnerable people