Are you experienced in Care leadership, eager to apply your knowledge and skills in a unique setting? The Deaf Academy has an exciting opportunity as Head of Care, with responsibility as Residential Care Manager for our 37 bed residential care setting based in Exmouth, supporting Deaf children and young people with complex needs. Leading our journey of improving our provision, you’ll have vision, process leadership, problem solving, and staff development and engagement as your priorities. In return, we’ll provide a competitive salary, a professional and fun environment, and the opportunity to complete BSL qualifications and Level 5 qualification, if needed.Working at the Deaf Academy, you can be certain that you are part of a team that does its utmost to inspire and enable our young people to thrive. Preparing young people for a happy, healthy and fulfilling future is what it’s all about for us.A relocation package is available for the successful candidate should they need to move to this area for this role. To enquire about this please contact HR@thedeafacademy.ac.uk About the roleResponsible for our purpose built 37 bed residential care setting in Exmouth which specialises in supporting Deaf young people, you will be a proven leader and will support our large team of Residential Care Workers in providing nurturing care 38 weeks of the year. This setting is unique in supporting children and young people who are Deaf but also with additional complex needs who attend due to living far from school or on a respite basis. Although you may not have worked with Deaf young people before you will be committed to learning about Deafness, British Sign Language, and have extensive knowledge of the needs of children and young people in residential care.The role will be challenging and fast paced but very rewarding and with a positive, solution focused approach as well as creativity and a willingness to be hands on you will transform the lives of the children and young people within the setting.Your strong leadership and management skills will enable you to manage a busy workload whilst ensuring that the outcomes for children and young people are central to everything you do. You will share our absolute commitment to safeguarding children and young people and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of child protection, risk management, and working with external services and professionals. You’ll have a wealth of professionals from our wider Academy to support you in We are looking for an innovative individual who can take the setting to the next level in providing outstanding care and developing an outstanding team. You will have a keen eye for detail as well as excellent skills in quality assurance and improvement. A very good understanding of both Ofsted and CQC Standards and Regulations is essential to the role, as well as exceptional reporting and presentation skills.Our offer to you:Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contributionLife assurance scheme of x3 the employees actual salarySponsorship to achieve British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications up to Level 3Recruitment referral bonus scheme of £500 in totalFree on-site parking (Academy site)Cycle to work schemeThe opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our young peopleEnhanced maternity and paternity payAccess to a 24/7 Employee assistance programOpportunity to work in caring and supportive care team, part of a larger Charity and located within a very close proximity to the beach.For an informal discussion about role please contact James Heaver on 07763 625110, or to come for tour of our academy please contact HR@thedeafacademy.ac.uk.Click here to applyDeadline for applications: 17th March 2024
Our school is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools that actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, Ventrus offers excellent career and development opportunities.An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Kitchen Manager to lead the kitchen at our vibrant primary school at Ashleigh. We are looking for a talented individual, who has great cooking skills along with a passion for preparing fresh food from scratch.Successful candidates will:• Manage the day-to-day preparation of meals to a high standard within budget• Order food and materials• Maintain a hygienic kitchen• Effectively manage another member of the kitchen staff• Promote the service to attract the maximum number of children and positively encourage healthy food choices• Possess knowledge and experience as a Kitchen Manager along with the minimum of NVQ Level 2 in Catering; Level 3 would be preferable• Have a proven track record of managing teams and controlling catering budgetsAshleigh is proud to offer an excellent education for all within a framework of our core values and ethos; put simply, we want our children to grow up to become confident, loving and responsible citizens.Our vision statement encapsulates everything about us: 'Learning to Love; Loving to Learn - Life in all its Fullness'. Our dedicated team work together to create a school where there is a real sense of community and where all can flourish.All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.Ventrus Multi Academy Trust require all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.To apply for this role please submit your application online via the following link;https://ashleighdevon.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/3417806The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 15th March 2024.
EDS roles also offer 20% unsocial hours allowance in addition to your base line salary Are you an experienced administrator who is looking for a new challenge, and passionate about making a difference to the lives of children and young people? Then we would love to hear from you! About the RoleWe currently have permanent vacancies for Referral Coordinators based in our Children’s Emergency Duty Service a team that provides statutory safeguarding services to Devon’s children and young people outside of normal work hours. This also includes support for children in Devon’s care and care leavers as well as the wider statutory duties under PACE. We are a small friendly team comprising of advanced social workers and family practitioners each bringing a variety of skill and experience. As the first point of contact you will answer and triage all initial enquiries to be able to filter and prioritise before inputting onto the database whilst actively promoting DCC Customer Service Standards. You will have contact with members of the public, service users, and professionals, providing guidance and/or information from Social Care. This includes gathering data from records relating to service users and other relevant information to either signpost or pass over to other professionals and colleagues. You will need to establish the nature of any enquires or requests for information, including being able to identify the urgency and importance, to enable you to make judgements to respond and triage accordingly. Good communication skills and an excellent telephone manner will be essential demonstrating empathy, sensitivity and understanding the importance of service user confidentiality. You will need to be able to establish situations that have reached a level of risk or seriousness in terms of urgency that require an oversight by delegated senior staff. You will also need to have a good understanding of various support services available to give callers the most appropriate guidance about where support can be accessed if this is not social care. About usWe are on an exciting and ambitious journey of cultural change to embed restorative and relational ways of working. We believe that for the vast majority of families, the family home is the best place by far for children to live, with local, place-based support that includes help and support at the earliest opportunity from us and our partners. By making key changes and improvements, we have made sure that our workers have access to better tools and technology: from mobile phones and laptops, to risk assessment training and care planning resources. Together, we've worked hard to get to know individual children better - understanding who they are and their needs, so we can implement appropriate interventions. By ensuring families have the necessary support, we can prevent concerns from escalating. We’re really proud of our workforce, and what has been achieved for children and families in Devon. Our social work teams are committed to providing the best service possible and are supported by our ambitious culture. We are keen to learn, grow and improve and we’re looking for people who share our values to join us. For more information on working with us here in Devon, please visit ‘Working for Devon’ and Working in Childrens Social Care. About youWith previous experience of working with families with multiple and complex needs, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to offer the family both high support and high challenge. You will need to:have a GCSE pass in English and Math (or equivalent)previous administration experience, preferably working within social carehave excellent communication skills to engage with children, young people and families from differing abilities understanding and languagea positive, professional attitude and approach to workhave excellent IT skills to keep records up to the date f you have any queries, please contact Karen Careford, Service Manager, Lead for Children’s Social Care and Adult Safeguarding EDS – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07967472934 Internal Applicants, please note: If you are an existing DCC employee, please use your iTrent Employee Self Service (ESS) details to log in and apply. What we can offer youAs a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat. We want you to grow and develop with us. In recognition of the vital contribution you will make, we offer an attractive package including:Dedicated support with regular supervision from line management so you can critically reflect on your practice on a regular basis.26 days paid annual leave per year, rising to 31 days with 5 years’ continuous service, plus bank holidays.Access to our confidential Devon Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme to support you to balance the demands of everyday life – available 24/7.Flexible working opportunities, including flexi-time and a degree of remote working (subject to the needs of the role - please discuss at interview).Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).Links to staff networks and forums such as our LGBTQ+, BAME and Staff Diversity support networks.Cycle to Work SchemeDevon Discounts Scheme which offers a variety of great savings. DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.Happy to Talk Flexible Working -The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.This role requires a DBS disclosure