Children's Resource Centre Opportunities

Opportunities available to work with children and young people with complex disabilities and health care needs to support and help them to reach their full potential.

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The future is bright at our Children's Resource Centres - join us as we empower and support children and young people with complex disabilities and health care needs and inspire them to reach their full potential.

We support children and young people with complex disabilities and health care needs between the ages of five and eighteen across North Yorkshire. We also help the families of the children we support through offering overnight short breaks, day care, overnight care, support in the community, holiday programmes and services available to assist carers in the evenings and weekends. 

We pride ourselves on working collectively as a team to deliver high levels of service.

Across the service, we provide an opportunity for children to socialise, develop new skills, visit different places, and experience a range of activities within the units and the community. They are enabled and encouraged to contribute to the local community, whilst building relationships with others and practice having a voice in the planning of their care and future. 

At the core of our work is the belief that children and young people deserve to receive the outstanding care and support they need to live and reach their full potential.

We work closely with families and other professionals to ensure that we have sound knowledge of the children we are caring for and are able to meet their diverse range of needs, interests and backgrounds. We focus on the strengths and positive attributes of the children to encourage the growth of self-esteem and empowerment and support them to develop to their full potential.

Management Opportunities at our Children's Resource Centres

Location: Scarborough
Title: Disabled Children’s Resource Centre Manager, Short Breaks
Salary: £40,578 - £46,549 per annum, pro rata plus welcome bonus of up to 10% of annual salary & possible relocation allowance
Contract type: Established 
Contract hours: Full time

We are looking for a full time Registered Manager to work alongside the current Manager at Cherry Tree Children’s Resource Centre in Scarborough. 

We are a registered children's home, providing short breaks for children with disabilities. Some of the young people we work with have complex health needs, which may include moving, transferring, and emergency medication administration. We also support children with autism and some behaviours that can be challenging. Staff receive regular training to meet these needs alongside a comprehensive induction package.

You will need to demonstrate experience of leading teams and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the service which includes attending key meetings, ensuring Ofsted requirements are met, rota preparation and management, health and safety, staff supervision and appraisal.

For this role, we require the successful candidate to have worked for at least 2 years (within the last 5 years) in a position relevant to the residential care of children and worked for at least 1 year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role.

Experience of working in a multi-agency environment is essential and IT competence is also necessary.

You will ideally be able to demonstrate evidence of experience within a regulated care setting and have experience of working with children or adults with disabilities.

We are looking for a candidate who is a strong communicator, who is organised, with an eye for detail, child focused in their approach, able to advocate for and empower young people and lead teams to work to the best of their ability and give children exciting life opportunities.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday in the main but there may be times when other hours are required. You will take part in an out of hours standby rota after completion of induction for the CRC's across North Yorkshire for which an allowance is paid.

For an informal discussion please contact James Cliffe (Group Manager No Wrong Door) on James.Cliffe@northyorks.gov.uk or 01609 797495.

Key Documents

Job Description
Total Rewards

Key Dates

Closing Date: Sunday 11th September 2022
Interview Date: TBC

Apply here!

***DBS***  
Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.

Title: Disabled Children’s Resource Centre Manager, Short Breaks
Salary: £33,485 - £36,370 per annum pro rata
Contract type: Permanent
Contract hours: To be discussed

Location:  Morton on Swale, Northallerton. The role may include supporting other Children’s Resource Centres across North Yorkshire.  The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. We provide exceptional technology and all the equipment to support home based working, to ensure we provide the best service possible.

We are looking for a Deputy Manager to work alongside the Registered Manager and other Deputy Manager at Morton on Swale Children’s Resource Centre near Northallerton. 

We are a registered children's home, providing short breaks for children with disabilities. Some of the young people we work with have complex health needs, which may include moving, transferring, and emergency medication administration. We also support children with autism and some behaviours that can be challenging. Staff receive regular training to meet these needs alongside a comprehensive induction package.

For this role, we require the successful candidate to have experience of working with children and young people and to have either completed Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management of Children’s Homes (or relevant qualification) or the commitment to complete this in an agreed timescale. 

As Deputy Manager you will demonstrate real leadership and direction to enable staff to work at their best. You will provide on-the-ground support and drive change in finding solutions, building sustainable and meaningful relationships.

You will be responsible for supporting the Registered Manager with the day-to-day management and leadership of the service and deputising for them in their absence. This includes attending key meetings, ensuring Ofsted requirements are met, rota preparation and management, health and safety, staff supervision and appraisal.

We are looking for a candidate who is a strong communicator, who is organised, with an eye for detail, child focused in their approach, able to advocate for and empower young people and lead teams to work to the best of their ability and give children exciting life opportunities.

The role of Deputy Manager is dynamic and diverse, requiring a confident, autonomous individual to drive forward practice. We are looking for an innovative professional with experience and resilience in working with young people with complex needs.

You will ideally be able to demonstrate evidence of experience within a regulated care setting and have experience of working with children or adults with disabilities. Experience of working in a multi-agency environment is essential and IT competence is also necessary

Hours of work are Monday to Friday in the main but there may be times when other hours are required. You will take part in an out of hours standby rota after completion of induction for the CRC's across North Yorkshire for which an allowance is paid.

For an informal discussion please contact James Cliffe (Group Manager No Wrong Door) on James.Cliffe@northyorks.gov.uk or 01609 797495 or Suzanne Hunt (Head of Disabled Children’s Service) on suzanne.hunt@northyorks.gov.uk or 01609 536837.

Key Dates:

Closing – 11th Sept

Interview – TBC

Key documents

Job Description

Total Rewards

Apply here!

***DBS***  
Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 
 
NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.

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North Yorkshire is a thriving county that adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work. 

Photographs of Whitby Abbey and Ribblehead Viaduct.North Yorkshire's natural beauty is captured in its three areas of Outstanding Natural Parks, National Nature Reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2019. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators.

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors (life satisfaction, happiness).

Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

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Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) March 2019 bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates.  

In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London/ Edinburgh is just two hours away by train. 

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer.

As a whole, North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location.

Great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

If you can help us make a difference in young people - we want to hear from you.

Application tips

Before completing your application please ensure that you read the job description and person specification carefully - the information within these documents can be used as a guide for you to complete your supporting evidence section within your application. This section is very important and will play a key role in the success of your application so please take your time when completing it. Please note to be successfully shortlisted, managers will use your supporting evidence and will not consider any CVs uploaded.

If you are having any difficulties completing your application and would like some advice on this please contact Resourcing Solutions via resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!