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Careers

Updated 8th July 2019

 

We are currently recruiting for:

- Centre Manager (Coventry)

- Weekend Family Workers (Birmingham)

Centre Manager

Scale: 46 - 50 (£46,079-£50,272) (dependent upon experience and qualifications)

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours)

Centre: Coventry

An exciting opportunity to lead and manage an OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’ Residential Family Assessment Centre at Dudley Lodge, Coventry. If you are passionate about safeguarding children, driven to lead high quality practice and dedicated to developing and delivering an excellent service, we would love to hear from you.

JOB PURPOSE

To be the Registered Manager for Dudley Lodge, Residential Family Assessment Centre.

To be responsible for the day-to-day assessment and intervention practices within the Centre and the community.

To ensure the Centre remains compliant with relevant legislation and the National Minimum Standards (OFSTED).

To actively manage the Centre, staff and quality of all assessments undertaken.

To provide a high quality and dependable standard of service in line with the values and standards of the organisation.

YOUR QUALITIES

We are looking for someone who will be passionate about the values and ethos of Dudley Lodge, and will place the safety and welfare of children as their primary concern throughout all Centre practice, service development and delivery.

You will hold expert knowledge of children’s social work and working with vulnerable children and adults; including safeguarding, statutory responsibilities and assessment frameworks. You will have highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills in supporting managers and staff in their interventions, plans and decision making, to ensure the right recommendations for children are made.

You will have a proven record of accomplishment in strong and effective leadership skills. Your strengths will be in your ability to inspire, motivate, empower and support individuals to achieve their potential. You will have demonstrable experience of continuously monitoring, managing, developing and improving team and individual performance, through effective practice management and supervisory responsibilities. You will have strong performance in developing a culture of improvements in service delivery, with the ability to manage change and continually develop services and quality of assessments.

 

If you would benefit from an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Kelly O’Connor (HR and Communications Assistant) on 02476 502800 who will arrange a telephone call with the Operations Team at a convenient time.

Please note we do not accept CV’s

Closing Date: Friday 26th July

Applicants who have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the close date, please assume you have not been selected for interview.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 5th August.

Download the job description & Person Specification click HERE

Download an application form click HERE

Weekend Family Assessment Workers

WEEKEND FAMILY ASSESSMENT WORKERS
Base: Birmingham
Job Title: Family Assessment Worker   
Grade: 14 - 21 (£18,600 - £22,622) pro rata for part-time working
Hours: Saturday & Sunday - rota consisting of both shifts, 7.30am -3.00pm & 2.30pm – 10.00pm


Are you looking for a Change in Career or to gain valuable experience in the field of Social Care/Social Work? Look no further and apply today to join our friendly team at Dudley Lodge!

No experience or qualifications are required as we provide a thorough induction and ongoing training and coaching. We are committed to developing your knowledge base and skills and financially support all new staff to undertake the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Residential, where needed. There are great opportunities for career progression at Dudley Lodge!

Job Purpose:

As part of a team in a residential setting; to work with families on a day-to-day basis providing detailed evidence-based assessment recordings in line with the National Assessment Framework.

Key duties will include:

To observe and record the parents’ abilities to meet the immediate safety and care/welfare needs of their children.

To undertake individual sessions of work with families in order to promote positive parenting.

To examine and observe the nature of the interactions between the child, family and environmental factors and are key in helping make sound recommendations and to inform on future planning.

To provide appropriate advice and guidance to families in accordance with their work Programmes.

To work in partnership with families, colleagues and professionals

To provide a high quality, dependable service which meet our charity’s values and standards.

To provide childcare for children whilst their parents/carers attend Groups and Individual Sessions. To take responsibility for the security of the building and maintain a safe environment for residents.

To contribute towards ongoing risk assessments of families, acting decisively to protect children.

To carry out admin and domestic duties.

To actively promote Dudley’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults at a level appropriate to this group.

WEEKEND FAMILY WORKER - Close date: Sunday 21st July 2019 - If you do not hear from us by 22nd July 2019 please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Telephone Interviews: Tuesday 23rd July 2019, if successful you will be invited back for a face to face interview at the center held either on Tuesday 30th July .

Application pack: (we do not accept cv's)

Download the job description & Person Specification click HERE

Download an application form click HERE

Director-Trustees (Voluntary Post)

Would you like to join us in the challenges and rewards of governing our organisation which has been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted?.  If so we are seeking additional Trustee-Directors.

These voluntary posts are responsible for the governance of our long established organisation which has a national reputation for offering high quality residential and community based family assessments from both our sites.  The Trustee-Directors play a crucial role in our organisation and the next stage of our exciting developments in other safeguarding children services.

We seek experienced members of the public as Trustee-Directors.  We are keen to recruit individuals who are highly motivated and willing to actively participate and play an effective part on the Board.  You will be committed and have the ability to think creatively.  You will promote Dudley Lodge’s continued success through strategic planning and reviews.  All our Trustee-Directors subscribe to our core values in everything they do.

Trustee Job Description & Person Specification

Trustee Application Form


 

 

Dudley Lodge offer residential and community-based parenting assessments from our centres in Coventry and Birmingham.  To work as part of a team in a residential and community based setting; providing detailed objective evidence based assessment recordings in line with the Working Together 2018 Assessment Framework. To examine and observe the nature of the interactions between the child, family and environmental factors and are key in helping make sound recommendations and to inform on future planning.

Are you looking for a Change in Career or to gain valuable experience in the field of Social Care/Social Work? Look no further and apply today to join our friendly team at Dudley Lodge!

What are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our established and well-respected family assessment charity. At Dudley Lodge we work together with parents and professionals to achieve the best outcomes for children through undertaking comprehensive family assessments. You will need to be committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable people and show that you are able to empathise with others. You will need to be a great communicator and have good IT keyboard skills

No experience or qualifications are required for Family Worker roles as we provide a thorough induction and ongoing training and coaching. We are committed to developing your knowledge base and skills and financially support all new staff to undertake the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Residential, where needed. There are great opportunities for career progression at Dudley Lodge!

The successful candidates will join the company to become part of the welcoming and friendly team.

Why work for us?

We offer a great range of benefits including:

Competitive rates of pay within the Social Care sector

On-site parking

Career progression

Regular supervision

Great opportunities for training and development

Health Care benefits

Employee assistance programme offering independent advice and support 24 hours a day

A contributory pension scheme

Highly supportive team

Free tea/coffee and fruit

Are the jobs exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act? Yes

Does the post require a DBS check? Yes

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. Dudley Lodge adhere to a safer recruitment policy, therefore the post is subject to reference checks, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check. Reference checks will be carried out to all organisations where an applicant has worked with children or vulnerable adults since leaving school.

Dudley Lodge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

“We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons”

You are welcome to discuss any of our vacancies with our HR Team, please call 02476502800.

Please return applications by the deadline provided

Email: recruitment@dudleylodge.co.uk