Residential Lead – Children’s Services
£400-£500 per day, inside IR35, Umbrella
Midlands, UK

We’re seeking an experienced Residential Specialist on an interim basis for Local Authority based in the Midlands. The local authority is rated Ofsted ‘Good’ within children’s services and we’re seeking to appoint a passionate and committed leader who can drive the children’s residential service forward further.

What you’ll be doing

As the Residential Lead, you’ll develop innovative approaches to practice in collaboration with internal and external partners by providing short break packages to stabilise life at home or on residential placements. A key aim will be to secure the right outcome for young people, whether that’s to return home or move to alternative living arrangements.
Within post, you’ll role out a clinical model within the residential settings and take a therapeutic approach to working. Within the service, you’ll have oversight of clinicians that will provide a range of innovative services which strive to be psychologically informed and attachment and trauma responsive.
What experience you’ll need to apply:

  • Social work qualified with SWE registration or Residential Level 5 qualified.
  • Have a relevant management qualification or substantial management experience
  • Have substantial knowledge and experience of managing residential services for children and young people, along with the related regulatory framework and safeguarding
  • Leadership experience and the ability to manage 5 residential settings across the County
  • Leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others in what can be a challenging environment

What next
Please send you CV in response to this advert and get in touch to find out more. Interviews being held W/C 28th November. 

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Managing this role

Jade Fisher

Senior Consultant - Children’s Social Care