shift leader -support work in bristol

22 July 2019
richard french, randstad care
job type
£ 19,500 - £ 21,200 per year
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bristol, south west
social care
sub specialism
Social care
job type
working hours
£ 19,500 - £ 21,200 per year
Children services
reference number
richard french, randstad care
02920 877510

job description

We are currently looking for a SEN Residential Care Shift Leader in Bristol, where our care home provides specialist residential care for children and young people aged 7-19 with communication and associated difficulties.
Our students may be on the autistic spectrum, have Asperger's Syndrome or other difficulties that impact their emotional health and well-being and create barriers to learning.

Key Responsibilities:
Your role will be to manage, motivate and coach a team of Support Workers to ensure a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of our young people first.
Acting as a role model, you'll support the development and improvement of individual and team practices, review and monitor Support Worker performance and support the training and development of the team, with a particular focus on the development towards QCF and other mandatory training.
You'll also be expected to take an active role in ensuring that the Duty Rota and planners are complete and that adequate cover is available at all times.
This is very much a hands-on role where you will work directly with children and young people and will provide appropriate personal care and emotional support to those using our services.

It is a tough yet totally rewarding role. Ultimately we are looking for people with a passion to build relationships and positively change the lives of the children and young adults that we work with.

Successful candidate are likely to demonstrate:
* QCF Level 3 in Childcare or a QCF Level 3 in Residential Childcare (or equivalent) desirable.
* If not already qualified willingness to complete QCF Level 3 within 6 months of starting position.
* Must have strong experience in managing shift workers/supervisions.
* Experience working within special needs and/or support/care roles
* A positive and creative approach in meeting childrens needs.
* Good interpersonal and team working skills.
* Literacy skills.
* Able to work within the parameters of the physical demands of the job role.
* Be able to work within a rota pattern (which includes evenings, weekends and bank holidays). Sleep-in shifts will also be required. Early shifts 7.30am - 3.30pm / Late shifts 2.30pm - 10.30pm / Sleep-ins 10.30pm - 8am (£65 allowance payable per sleep-in shift)
* Must have full UK driving licence.

Salary: £19,500 - £21,200 depending on experience.

If this sound like the ideal opportunity for you then please send your cv or call on 02920 877510 Option 2

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.


be able to manage challenging situations



educational requirements

diploma level 3 in health and social care