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Head of Care - Vinney Green Secure Unit

closing date 17 Aug

Job Summary

Contract Type: Part Time/Permanent
Advert Start Date: 27 July, 2017
Advert End Date: 17 August, 2017
Salary: £41,967 - £45,692, (plus allowances) pro-rated to hours worked
Location: Emersons Green (Vinney Green)
Weekly Hours: 25
Job Category: Social Work/Care
Vacancy Ref: SGC0889/729/RP

Job Summary/Person Specification

Further information

Under the general direction of the Head of Secure Services, you will (in partnership with another part time Head of Care), manage an integrated team of professional childcare staff to ensure the delivery of a sensitive and child-focused service for the young people held within the Secure Unit. The role of Head of Care forms part of the Senior Management group, holding specific responsibility for the operation and management of the two living units and includes deputising for the Head of Secure Services on all care issues.

This is a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated team working within a Secure Childrens Home. You will play a key role in designing and implementing a range of programmes in order to meet the needs of young people, with a view to rehabilitation in the community, and creating an environment in which both service users and the wider public are protected, at the same time as maintaining a hands on role with the young people.

You will possess excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills which enable you to motivate, manage and develop teams and individuals within the Unit and negotiate with and influence colleagues and partners.

You will also demonstrate substantial experience of managing complex projects, programmes and activities and be able to plan and manage service and departmental budgets.

Interview date: Friday 8th September 2017

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.