Team Manager (18146)

  • Full time
  • £35,360 – £47,320
  • Inverness (On site)
  • Closing 25th April 2024

  • Advertised from 10th April 2024
  • 37 hours per week. Permanent.


Barnardo's Highland are developing a new partnership service with the Highland Council, supporting care experienced children and young people with additional needs.

This is a new service within Highland which will look at the individual needs of children and young people and develop bespoke residential care packages using a right based, trauma informed approach working with the whole family around the child.

The team working with the children will enrich their lives through care, support and activities which will be aimed at raising self-esteem, promoting a sense of mastery, and enabling the children to access experiences that are individually tailored to their interests and nurture their talents. The team will work with the wider partnership to ensure that Educational and Health needs are met.

We are looking to appoint a Team Manager to join this service and who has the below experience.

  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and written.
  • Experience in working with Children with additional and complex needs.
  • Experience working in a supervisory role.
  • Experience of Leading and Managing Care Services.
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of child protection, safeguarding and working with vulnerable children.
  • The post holder must have an excellent working knowledge of Children in Care and Care Experienced Young People.
  • Experience of chairing meetings, working in partnership with other agencies and staff supervision / coaching / mentoring is essential.
  • Use of IT is significant and candidates must be able to use and maintain client record systems.

Some of the Key Responsibilities include:

  • Providing a ‘duty' management role to the service, offering information, advice and support with operational day-to-day running of the service.
  • Ensuring consistent use of policies, procedures and processes.
  • Attending appropriately to the physical and emotional needs of children and young people, including health and safety aspects of equipment, environment and activities in consultation with Children's Services Manager.
  • To establish fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with parents and children, communicating sensitively and effectively

The post holder must have the Qualifications relevant to meet the requirement of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and hold the Registration for the Care Inspectorate, or be willing to work towards this.

Application notes

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