Team Leader – Haslemere Children’s Centre


Haslemere Children's Home, United Kingdom

Closing Date:

12 Feb 2023

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade & Salary: PO2 – £37725 – £40614 per annum
Fixed Term Contract  – 18 months
Full Time – Shift Work

Closing Date: Sunday 12th February 2023
Interviews: To be confirmed

About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year-olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.

Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.

In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.

We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.

About the Role

Haslemere is a multi-agency residential assessment service dedicated to working in partnership with a range of specialist professionals to provide care for up to six children and young people between the ages of 11-15, who present with a range of challenging and complex needs.

We are actively recruiting for 2 dedicated and passionate Team Leaders to oversee a group of key workers to ensure they are working in the context of the AMBIT model to ensure that the young people’s wishes, and choices are always considered. The Team Leaders will carry out managerial tasks such as day to day shift management reflective supervision, and any other appropriate duties as directed by the Registered or Deputy Manager.

Working in the context of our AMBIT model, to take account of the choices, needs and wishes of each young person, promoting young people in their own plans and ensuring service user needs are always considered, taking into considerations their complex need and challenging behaviours.  As a Team Leader you will be responsible to plan, evaluate, implement, and review individual plans to enhance the capabilities and independence of the service users.
Maintaining records of incidents, accidents and near misses for young people and employees in accordance with Haslemere’s policies and procedures accurately and to organise duty rotas to ensure that the needs of the young people are always met.

About You

You will have a commitment to delivering the highest quality care and support to children and young people. Prepared to go the extra mile, with a positive attitude and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic team and autonomously under your own supervision. Essential skills and qualities include the ability to work well under pressure, using initiative, demonstrate patience and understanding with an overriding enthusiasm for wanting to support and help children and young people to thrive.

It is imperative that you possess extensive knowledge of writing/reviewing home policies and procedures, and thorough knowledge of Ofsted readiness and be able to support the Registered Manager and the Deputy Manager.

Previous experience of working in a residential or school setting, a Health and Social Care NVQ qualification of level 3 and above, a flexibility in relation to the needs of the duty rota and an availability to work weekdays, weekends, public holidays and sleep in.

For a full overview of the job responsibilities and Person Specification please see attached job description.

Additional Info

NB:  Everyone is expected to adhere to Diversity & Equality and Health and Safety Policies.

Availability to work across a 24/7 and late night/early morning-rota system is required and this is to include public holidays.

For a full list of benefits on offer, please visit our website:

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.

This role requires references for the last 5 years of employment in detail.


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