Location: Headington, Oxfordshire
Closing Date: Monday 24th November, 5pm
Start Date: ASAP
Hours of Work: 38 hours per week
Interview Date: Various Dates TBC
MacIntyre Academies Trust opened its first academy, in Headington, Oxford in September 2014. Endeavour Academy is a new and exciting Academy School for children and young people with autism and associated severe Learning Difficulties aged from 9 to 19 years old.
We are currently recruiting for an inspirational and facilitative Residential Team Leader to join this exciting residential school.
You will provide leadership and mentoring to a team of frontline staff in the form of exemplifying best practice, providing support and supervision, acting as a key contact with families and all other internal and external stakeholders. You will also support the Head of Care in the management of the service and provision ensuring the children and young people resident at the school are kept safe, well and supported to live a life of independence and choice. You will support the creation of personal care and behaviour plans, you will arrange and on occasion support community and holiday activities.
You will be responsible for creating and participating in a flexible and person centred rota, effectively deploying staff resources to meet the individual needs of the children and young people within the academy, including where needed evening, weekend and bank holiday working, sleep-ins, waking nights and absence cover. You will hold a full driving license.
You will demonstrate an approach of facilitation and reflective practice with a belief in a life of independence and choice for the young people you will support at all times. Please note some of our students may present with challenging behaviour – we provide you with full training on how to manage this appropriately and safely.
You will need to have previous supervisory experience within social care or education and be a confident leader of a team. You will also be able to develop effective working practices and be really hands on within the provision; this may involve covering of shifts and operational support to include domestic task and personal care. You will have knowledge of regulatory frameworks affecting the work you undertake and be a confident and effective communicator, both written and verbal with good IT skills.
To be considered applicants will need to have experience in residential childcare and ideally will have an NVQ level three in care.
Please visit https://macintyrecharity.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1066966 and complete our online application form. For queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement and local government pension scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing as well as full induction, training and career opportunities.
MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining