Assistant Unit Leader
An opportunity to join our ‘Outstanding’ team at Clayfields House.
We want you to help us to make a difference to the lives of young people in trouble. We believe everyone can achieve positive change and we need positive thinkers to create a ‘centre of excellence’ for young people in custody.
Clayfields House is a secure children’s home which has been recently judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for the third year running. The Centre provides an intensive service to young people who are vulnerable, at risk to themselves or others, and/or placed in secure accommodation due to offending behaviour. We work with males and females aged between 10 and 18 so we need to recruit staff who want the rich rewards of working with some of the most demanding but rewarding young people in the UK, but at the same time have the emotional resilience.
Situated in Stapleford Nottinghamshire, just a few miles from the M1, we are easy to reach. Salary is plus enhancements for evening and weekend working (on average this can be around £4,000).
1. We are looking for an experienced Residential Child Care Social Worker with 3 years’ experience who has worked with challenging young people and wants to develop good management skills. You will hold a Diploma or NVQ Level 3 in CCYP or an equivalent qualification.
2. You will support us in managing one of our living units, so the ability to support staff delivering high quality primary care and individual plans through supervision and effective management of shifts is crucial for this role.
3. Ability to manage a variable work load, you will have a personal commitment to the welfare of young people in crisis and the skills to assist them in planning their future lives.
4. This role involves working on a shift basis and involves senior sleep in duties.
For informal discussions about the posts please contact Paul Cantrill (Deputy Manager, Head of Care and Safeguarding) on 0115 917 0010.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.