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Team Manager - Residential

Social Care

Childrens' Services

Wigan Council

Wigan Life Centre South
College Avenue

Salary: Grade 10, £36,876 - £40,760 per annum 

37 hours per week 

Your role:

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of transforming services for children in care and on the edge of care. You will lead the team to ensure the delivery of outstanding residential and outreach services to children young people in care and on the edge of care.

You will be responsible for a multi-disciplinary team, which will provide a range of creative support and placement offers that improve permanence for young people on the edge of care and in care. The service will promote family based care and support our ambition for all Children Looked After (CLA) to be cared for within the Wigan community. 

About you: 

You must have a minimum of two years experience working with children in a residential setting (within the last 5 years) and at least one year working at a supervisory level. You will have experience in supervising, guiding and supporting staff, managing budgets and completing detailed and analytical reports.

You will have a thorough knowledge of The Children’s Home’s Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards, as well as The Children’s Act 1989 and all other relevant legislation and guidance, to operate the home to a Good/Outstanding Ofsted grading.
You will be a committed, passionate individual with a proven track record of improving outcomes for the most vulnerable and complex children and families. You will have a solution focussed positive attitude and hold an appropriate professional based qualification. 

About us: 

Children Services in Wigan are good, with an ambition to be outstanding. The Deal and the Deal for Children and Young People outlines our ambition to transform our service to be asset based, with the child and family at the centre and drive our vision to support all children in Wigan become confident resilient adults.

You will be part of a high functioning team and will passionately lead our ambitious service offer to improve outcomes for children in care and on the edge of care. 

If you require further information please contact Lynne Bennett – Service Manager Children and Families on 01942 487150 -

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Job Specification
DBS Applicant Information
Interview date: week commencing Monday 17 June 2019

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures 

The employer is committed to safeguarding

Successful candidates will be subject to a 6 month probationary period

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application deadline

11 59 pm

9th Jun 2019

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