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Residential Children's Home Team Leader

Posted 18 days ago by @ Polaris Community

  • Morecambe, Lancashire
  • Permanent
  • £26,202 to £32,922 /Yr
  • Standard
  • Expires In 10 days
Job Title: Residential Children's Home Team Leader

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Hours: 40 hours per week

Responsible to: Registered Manager

Location: Heysham, Morecambe

Salary: Basic salary of £26,201.60 with a potential to earn up to a total of £32,921.60 with sleep in shifts.

We are looking for dynamic and inspirational Residential Team Leader to join our already established Residential Team at Bayview. You'll be working in one of our family feel children's homes in Capernwray, Carnforth, with a maximum of four young people per home.

Our service requires individuals who will help guide young people aged 8-18 with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties to success and who are dedicated to supporting our ethos. As well as this, you will support in providing a safe, secure, homely and positive environment for the children and young adults in the home so that their lives are progressively improved.

To assist the Registered Manager and Deputy Manager in the leadership and management of the day to day operations of the Home so that the lives of all of the young residents are progressively improved. All our homes are rated 'Outstanding' or 'Good' by Ofsted so as such we would require you to assist in the continuous improvement and development of the quality, image and reputation of the Home. To deputise for the Registered Manager at any time when the Registered Manager is not physically present at the Home.

You must also hold a full UK driving license.

It is a requirement that you hold your Diploma Level 3 in Working with Children & Young People.


  • Competitive Salary plus up to £6720 in sleep in payments (average of 6-8 sleep ins per month at £70 per sleep in)
  • Regular Supervisions
  • Company pension
  • Access to our Exchange Employee Discount Scheme
  • Access to wellbeing programmes via our Exchange Provision
  • Comprehensive training programme, followed by a comprehensive and ongoing CPD Programme
  • Promotion opportunities

The Provision of Childcare

  • Care plans, which meet the pre-agreed standards, are religiously produced for each child, reviewed in line with the pre-agreed timescales and submitted to the Registered Manager for approval.
  • All legal requirements, Ofsted standards and the policies and procedures of Bay View Childcare are adhered to at all times by all members of staff.
  • Any feedback received from residents, family, friends, placing authorities and any other relevant parties is religiously noted and communicated to the Registered Manager by the pre-agreed method.
  • The Registered Manager is kept fully informed of all important issues and developments within the Home at all times, in line with the pre-agreed guidelines.
  • All members of staff are aware of the standards of behaviour required and any deviation from the pre-agreed code of behaviour is directly but respectfully addressed by the Deputy Manager.
  • All members of staff are approachable, friendly and professional, proactively engage with the children and create an open, positive and inclusive environment so that the children feel that they belong in the Home.
  • All members of staff work proactively and constructively with the children, endeavouring to build relationships with them, add to their quality of life and build foundations for future personal success.
  • The Team Leader is fully aware of his or her responsibilities in terms of the rota, sleeping duties and on-call arrangements and complies with them at all times.
  • Should the Team Leader have any concerns as to the behaviour or competence of the Registered Manager, these are communicated privately and confidentially to the Responsible Individual.

Business Management and Improvement

  • At any time when the Registered Manager is not physically present, the Team Leader assists the Deputy Manager in deputising for the Registered Manager and takes responsibility for managing all day to day aspects of the Home.
  • The Team Leader ensures that no element of the pre-agreed expenditure budget is exceeded without the express prior permission of the Registered Manager.
  • The quality of food provided to the children is in line with the pre-agreed food standards.
  • The Team Leader actively assists with and carries out menu planning, cooking and the purchasing of foodstuffs, as necessary.
  • When the Registered Manager is not present, the Team Leader assists the Deputy Manager who leads the weekly staff meeting. This is done in an open, positive and inclusive way ensuring that all staff have the opportunity to communicate concerns and put forward potential solutions and improvement ideas.
  • Click apply now to view the full list of duties on our careers portal.

Bay View is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates. Bay View is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. You must willing to undertake a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.