Children and Young People Shift Leader

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With around 1250 passionate and committed staff, we deliver high quality services across a spectrum of age, need and ability.

Norwood is as devoted to our staff as we are to the people we look after. We offer a strong career progression, training and support to improve your skills. We have a range of care homes across London, and a major centre in Berkshire, plus our Head Office in North London.

Each and every role in Norwood is an essential part of the vital support services we offer.

Job Description


1. Establishing relationships and providing practical/emotional support to the children/ young people who use the service. Working closely with the children's families, carers and other professionals, ensuring that their short break is a positive experience both for the children/ young people families and carers.

2. To support children/young people with their daily routine, including personal care, religious and cultural beliefs, mobility, administering medication and any health related procedures.

3. To support children and young people to make their own choices and decisions, ensuring that their needs and wishes are fully considered in decision relating to them. To enable children/young people to develop their social skills and to access appropriate leisure activities and promote their participation and independence

4. To ensure the protection of the children and young people from significant harm, by, observing changes in children's behaviour or appearance and complying fully with the Norwood's Child Protection policy.

5. To be responsible for shift leading; this includes welcoming children and parents into the service, receiving and recording all information clearly and accurately, including medication.

6. You will be responsible for key working named children, writing reports and attending meetings with external professionals and other duties allocated to you.

7. To be responsible for the supervision of allocated staff. To support the Assistant Manager in the induction and mentoring of new staff within the home ensuring that they are fit to support the delivery of the service in line with the Children's Homes Regulations 2001.


1. To maintain standard of dress that is appropriate to role and in accordance with the organisation's dress policy.

2. To maintain confidentiality at all times and to ensure respect for, proper observance of and adherence to Norwood's confidentiality policy for all staff.

3. To attend regular supervision sessions with line manager, regular team meetings and undertake relevant training as and when required.

4. To take all reasonable care of the health and safety of her/himself and of other persons who may be affected by her/his acts or omissions. As regards to any duty or requirement imposed upon the organisation by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions, to co-operate with the organisation as far as it necessary to

5. enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with. To report to the Health and Safety Manager either serious risks or your concerns over safety issues.

6. To work collaboratively with volunteers to ensure that their contribution enhances quality of service provision and support across the organisation.

7. To work at any other Norwood location, as and when required.

8. To undertake any other duties which are consistent with the post.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.

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The Details

£Up to £23,712.59
Job Type:
Reporting To:
Homes Manager
Finchley – Buckets & Spades
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Who Norwood Supports



o Experience in a residential or respite setting with children / young people with learning disabilities .


o Experience of shift leading and supervising staff.




o Willingness to study for NVQ 3 Caring for children and young people.

o English and Maths to GCSE Grade C or equivalent.


o NVQ 3 Caring for Children and Young People, or equivalent .

o Education to NVQ Level 3 or higher.


Knowledge & Skills


o Working Knowledge of residential/respite child care practice.

o Sound understanding of needs of children/young people with learning disabilities.

o Knowledge of child protection practice.

o Understanding of equal opportunities.

o Awareness of National Minimum Standards.

o knowledge of Key working .

o Excellent leadership skills.

o Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

o Ability to relate well to children and young people.

o Ability to communicate with parents carers and other professionals .

o Sound I.T. skills (including Word, Excel and use of e-mail).


o Awareness of Judaism.




o Flexible.

o Co-operative.

o Decisive .

o Reliable.

o Empathic and Understanding.

o A willingness and commitment to further develop yourself both personally and professionally .

o Is able to coach and mentor new and existing staff.

o High degree of personal integrity with a commitment to confidentiality.

o Approachable and aware of effect of self on others.

o Able and willing to work flexible hours.


o Clean driving licence and willingness to drive Norwood mini bus.


This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Norwood is a Two Ticks accredited employer, this means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

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