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14 Ardross Street Inverness, IV3 5NS
Circa £35,360 - £47,320
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

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.

Please click on "APPLY" For further details and to see the role profile and additional information sheet.

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.