Full Time – 40.00 hours per week
All those employed within the CrossReach Children & Family Services will, with a commitment to our Christian values, work as part of a holistic team to deliver a service that ensures that the needs of the children, young people and their families that we support, are fully met. You will be expected to work to the highest professional standards of those working within the Children’s workforce and adhere to professional codes of practice of SSSC, GTCS and other relevant professional bodies; ensuring that the aims and objectives of CrossReach and those specific to Children & Family Services and the section within which you are based are met
All adults within our services, regardless of specific job remit & role, have a responsibility to promote a Therapeutic Environment and contribute to the Relational Health of children and young people in our services and have an understanding of how their role contributes. The following values and attributes are applicable to all those employed within Children & Family services and not solely to those whose primary role is to support the direct care and education of children and young people.
In undertaking your role you will be expected to demonstrate, from an asset/strengths based approach the following core principles
The above core attributes takes cognisance of
To implement and uphold the aims, objectives, policies and procedures of CrossReach and Children & Family Services.
As Service Leader you will be responsible for overall management of a cluster of community based houses, in general a cluster will comprise of two houses and a maximum of three.
As Service Leader your main responsibilities will include:
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
To assist the Head of Care in the regular review of services and planning, ensuring priorities outlined are met within timescales allocated.
As part of the staff team to play an active part in the formulation of a yearly plan. Thereafter to be committed to working towards meeting the objectives identified.
Ensure that all services are delivered in accordance with the CrossReach Policies and Procedures providing quarterly management reports which will contribute to annual Standards and Quality report in line with National Care Standards and Care Inspectorate Quality Standards.
To register with the Scottish Social Services Council and be committed to ongoing professional development in line with the requirements of the SSSC Codes of Practice.
To participate in staff development programme and attend meetings, training courses and seminars as required.
To maintain professional standards & responsibility for ensuring that you meet minimum standards required for SSSC registration.
FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT
To assist the Head of Care as required in the preparation, management and monitoring of the annual operating budget, for cluster of Houses/services for which you are responsible.
To ensure daily management of operational budget.
To ensure that client records are maintained in line with CrossReach’s policies.
To contribute to the maintenance of systems, to gather, record and store data/information.
To be responsible for monitoring the quality & accuracy of reporting and recording of information contained within
To monitor and ensure that all communication is accurate and timely with
To ensure that all information relating to service users is kept strictly confidential in line with CrossReach Policy and the Data Protection Act 1998 and to ensure that the staff that you manage also maintain this level of confidentiality.
To assist in the recruitment and selection of staff as required.
To be responsible for the direct supervision of Team Leaders.
To ensure that CrossReach’s personnel policies are implemented and understood by all staff and hold responsibility within delegated powers for the discipline of staff when appropriate.
To undertake and facilitate the assessment of staff for SVQs and/or the supervision of students through Practice Teaching.
To be responsible for the allocation of work carried out by team members.
To assist in induction training and ongoing training for the team and be accountable to the Head of Care for the training and development of team members.
To convene regular team meetings, with an agenda and minutes.
To assist the Head of Care in the promotion of services and to maintain close working relationships, as required, with all relevant professionals involved in the care of children, young people and their families, maintaining effective communication and co-operation with relatives and friend of children and young people.
Reflect Christian love from own Christian experience.
Uphold and reflect behaviours consistent with the Christian Faith and the CrossReach values.
Lead daily Christian worship in accordance with CrossReach daily guidelines.
Provide Christian support to service users and staff if requested.
Open staff meetings and changeovers with set prayer and bible reading.
Explain the Christian faith to those who ask.
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