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  • Graduate Research Assistant

    The position is to ensure Five Rivers Baseline innovative baseline assessments for children and young people are effectively managed and co-ordinated. This requires an ability to summaries data from various screening assessment and compiling this information into reports for the psychological Practitioners in the team. There is a need to be an active member of the A&T team during team meetings, also attending the CPD events which are organised and attend regular meetings in London (AFC/UCL)

    Vacancy Name: Graduate Research Assistant
    Location: United Kingdom
    Salary: £18,000 to £23,000 PA
    Closing Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021
    Reference: VA259
    Department: Assessment & Therapy

    Would you like to be part of supporting children and young people to transform their lives?

    Do you have excellent skills in data management with high levels of numeracy, literacy and research-based knowledge?

    Five Rivers Assessment & Therapy Service is currently recruiting for a new Graduate Research Assistant to support the team based in Salisbury.

    This is a full time and permanent position.

    In order to be considered for the role, you will need to demonstrate a Strong interest in Children in Care, Children with Trauma and Abuse. Well-read around relevant material would also be an advantage. You will need to be confident, and personable. You will need to be able to work on your own and as part of a team.

    You will ensure the efficient maintenance (data collection, drafting of feedback reports etc.) of one of the largest research projects currently underway in the UK focusing on improving outcomes for Looked after children. You will need to demonstrate a good attention to detail in order to effectively analyse and assimilate of psychological information and maintain accurate records.

    Our benefits include; company pension scheme, simply Health Medical cash back plan , discounts in many high street shops, leisure facilities and restaurants, employee referral scheme and employee assistance programme.

    You will also be an integral member of a creative and innovative Assessment and Therapy service and have opportunities to take part in research and CPD.

     

    if you are intersted in this role please contact Recruitment@five-rivers.org for further information 

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

    Please note: In the event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than the stated date.


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  • Supervising Social Worker

    To promote the welfare of children/young people placed with Five Rivers Fostering Service by undertaking to recruit, assess, train and support foster carers to reach the standards required within the relevant legal framework

    Vacancy Name: Supervising Social Worker
    Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Salary: £29,000 - £33,444
    Closing Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2021
    Reference: TCFNE
    Department: Fostering

                                                                           

     

     

    The Fostering Company North East is part of the Five Rivers Child Care Group. Five Rivers Child Care is a Social Enterprise committed to transforming the lives of children and young people through reinvesting their surplus in children’s futures. 

    We are seeking to appoint a Supervising Social Worker Full -Time basis, to provide quality support and supervision to our Foster Carers throughout the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne area. Reporting into the office rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, your role will be one of importance to the carers and children.

    The position requires that the successful applicant is able to transport themselves around the area to undertake initial home visits, assessment visits, to provide supervision and support to our fostering families. 

    Responsibilities include:

    • Contribute to and participate in local carer recruitment activities.
    • Assist in undertaking initial visits, as required.
    • Carry out stringent assessment and completion of Form F to a high standard, presenting reports to panel.
    • Supervise and support allocated foster carers, and their placements, completing all necessary recording and reporting documentation.
    • Actively promote, develop and deliver training programmes which support the development of our foster carers.
    • Promote the agency externally ensuring that the agency’s policies to offer a professional, high-quality fostering service.
    • Work in liaison with all Regional colleagues to achieve a high standard of service which meets all Ofsted requirements and delivers improvements and enhanced standards.
    • Contribute to the Regional Business Plan regarding child/young person participation carer recruitment, carer retention and placement growth, in line with all targets and KPI’s.


    We are looking for someone who will always be thinking of the child, ensuring they are at the forefront of all decisions. Must be able to work as a team member to achieve best outcomes for the children, able to communicate with children and adults. Experience of working in the fostering sector and/or children/young people is essential. A formal social work qualification/s is necessary along with a Social Work England registration.

    This is fulltime role 37 hours per week, which could include weekends and after school hours. A full UK driving licence is required for this role. You will be expected to be part of the on-call rota and report to our office in Killingworth. 

    if you are interested in the role please apply online or contact Caroline in our recrutiemnt teams on Recruitment@five-rivers.org  

    Five Rivers Child Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

           

     


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  • Qualified Teacher

    To plan, prepare and teach courses, schemes of work, and individual lessons, appropriate to the needs, interests, experience and existing knowledge of the pupils in the school

    Vacancy Name: Qualified Teacher
    Location: Liverpool
    Salary: £27,000 - £33,000
    Closing Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2021
    Reference: VA262
    Department: Education

    Five Rivers Child Care Education service is committed to providing warm and consistent environments where pupils develop positive behaviours, whether in an in-house facility or within our outreach service in the community, all our education services provide the same level of individual planning and learning for each child.

    Our schools and 1ACE Provision offer a balance of academic studies, physical and outdoor education, vocational studies, and personal development programmes for those who have had limited success in formal education, or who have struggled in specialist settings

    Our children are taught in small groups or on a one to one basis, using bite size learning based on personal interests and community issues to help engage the children and help extend their concentration. Our teachers are specialist trained to work in developing the child. Our holistic approach boosts confidence, self-esteem and helps our young people to develop skills to be a successful learner. A therapeutic informed approach is used to recognise and reduce barriers to learning and create a personalised curriculum.

    We are looking for Innovative and Creative Teachers with experience of working with children who are SEMH, to join our friendly teams at our Outreach provisions in Liverpool, on an initial 12-month FTC (with the view to going permanent). In this role you would be expected to ensure all children and young people within our care are secure and receiving the best possible educational provision and outcomes.

    Working alongside the Headteacher you will demonstrate a clear understanding of the challenges of delivering consistent, quality learning opportunities to students with higher and complex needs. The successful candidate will hold QTS as well as being able to evidence considerable experience in the following:

    • Working with children with Social, Emotional, Behavioural, and additional needs.
    • Researching, planning, preparing, and delivering outstanding lessons.
    • Developing and delivering flexible and purposeful, individualised curriculum.
    • Line management of Learning Support staff.
    • Robust baseline, assessing and tracking of both traditional and non-traditional curriculum and learning programmes.
    • Working with internal colleagues, critical friends, parents, and clinicians as well as the network of external colleagues in Local Authority SEN teams
    • High levels of self-reflection, motivation to improve own practice and a solution focused, positive approach to operational challenges.

     The post requires the practitioner to have a sound knowledge of child development and the Early Years Foundation Stage, excellent communication skills, a commitment to inclusive practice and can work within a multi-disciplinary team. You will also contribute to an integrated model of care and school development plan, whist supporting the pupils, recognising, and responding to their individual needs

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of differentiation and be flexible to work with and take responsibility for a small group of KS2 and lower KS3 learners. In return, we will offer to the right candidate the opportunity to join a developing and improving establishment that is in an exciting period of transition and growth. You will receive training in Pro-active Approaches techniques as well as commitment to and support of your own professional development aspirations.

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. 

              


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  • Fostering Panel Chair

    Due to recent expansion we are looking recruit Independent Fostering Panel Chair to advise on Foster Carer’s for our South West fostering Panel based in Thornbury.

    Vacancy Name: Fostering Panel Chair
    Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Salary: £300 per panel
    Closing Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021
    Reference: VA263
    Department: Fostering

    The Fostering Compnay North East is part of the Five Rivers Child Care family, a Social Enterprise committed to transforming the lives of children and young people and turning children’s lives around in children’s futures.

    Due to recent expansion we are looking recruit Independent Fostering Panel Chair to advise on Foster Carer’s for our our Fostering Company North east Service based in Newcastle. 


    You will take on responsibility to participate on the recommendation on each case drawing on both personal and professional knowledge and experience. To participate with other members in advising on policy and procedural matters, to address diversity issues and promote anti-discriminatory practice and to sit on Panel to make recommendations about the suitability to foster of applicants and foster carers 


    We are looking for someone who will always be thinking of the child, ensuring they are at the forefront of all decisions. Must be able to work as a team member to achieve best outcomes for the children.

    Experience of working in the fostering sector and/or children/young people would be an advantage but not necessary. No formal social work qualifications are necessary, but an understanding of and empathy for the work required is necessary.

     

    If you are interested in these posts and have the necessary skills and experience, please do not hesitate to apply by completing our online application form or contact Recruitment@five-rivers.org


    As a Panel Chair you will be paid £300 per panel

     

    Five Rivers Child Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check

     

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

     

                             


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  • Supervising Social Worker

    To promote the welfare of children/young people placed with Five Rivers Fostering Service by undertaking to recruit, assess, train and support foster carers to reach the standards required within the relevant legal framework

    Vacancy Name: Supervising social Worker
    Location: London & East
    Salary: £29,000 - £39,000 DOE
    Closing Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021
    Reference: VA264
    Department: Fostering

     

     

     

    Supervising Social Worker London & East  Fostering Service

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Supervising Social Worker to join Five Rivers, a leading Social Enterprise who has been “turning children’s lives around” since 1989

    The service covers London and the surrounding counties in line with our growth and development strategy.

    Your base will be from the Romford Office - rated good by Ofsted 

    Working for Five Rivers has many benefits arising from its commitment as a Social Enterprise to invest heavily in the services it provides to Foster Carers, children, and members of the staff team. A significant benefit for the person appointed to this post is that they will have a manageable case load and the support and resources to engage positively with foster carers and children.

    Five Rivers works from a Trauma informed (ATIC) model with integration across our fostering, residential, clinical and education services to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people.

    You will be responsible for:

    =         Direct support of foster carers within a realistic caseload which enables a high level of supervision, monitoring and intervention.

    =         Working within a Trauma informed practice model which is continually evolving in line with research and practice developments

    =         Assist in undertaking initial visits to prospective foster carers and join carer recruitment activities.

    =         Complete Form F Assessments

    =         Be part of our Children and Young People Participations strategy and events

    =         Work in collaboration with all colleagues and managers to achieve a high standard of service to foster carers and young people whilst meeting all Ofsted requirements.

    =         Taking part in our Out of Hours support to foster carers on a rota basis

     

    You will receive:

    =         Formal induction and training in our paperless electronic recording and management system (CHARMs)

    =         Professional social work supervision provided by a Manager

    =         Individual and group Clinical supervision provided by a qualified psychologist/clinician

    =         Opportunities to integrate with our clinical, education and residential service provision

    =         Competitive annual leave allowance

    =         Career progression opportunities

    =         Market related salary plus on call allowance plus car allowance

    =         Pension scheme and access to employee assistance program

    =         Perk box discount scheme membership

     

     

     You will have

    =         The desire to be a team player who wants to achieve best possible outcomes for all our children and foster carers

    =         Experience of working in the fostering sector and/or children/young people in social care

    =         A formal social work qualification

    =         Be registered as a social worker with Social Work England

    =         Have a valid driving licence

    =         The right to work in the UK

     

    Do not delay your application. For more information please e-mail our recruitment team at Recruitment@five-rivers.org or

    call and speak with Caroline  on 01722 435766

    Five Rivers Child Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

     

                         


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  • Supervising Social Worker - Southwest Fostering

    To promote the welfare of children/young people placed with Five Rivers Fostering Service by undertaking to recruit, assess, train and support foster carers to reach the standards required within the relevant legal framework

    Vacancy Name: Supervising Social Worker - South West Fostering
    Location: Bristol, Gloucester, Swindon, Somerset
    Salary: £29,000 - £33,444 - DOE
    Closing Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2021
    Reference: VA267
    Department: Fostering

     

     

     

    Supervising Social Worker  – South West Fostering Service

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Supervising Social worker to join Five Rivers, a leading Social Enterprise who has been “turning children’s lives around” since 1989.

    You will be based in our Somerset and Bristol Offices as part of our South West Service rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

    The service covers Somerset, Bristol, Gloucester and Swindon, with the role being based in the Bristol/Somerset team.

    As one of our Supervising Social Workers your main duties will be to provide a quality service to our carers and young people. This will mean working closely with approved foster carers to support trauma informed practice and promote positive outcomes for the young people placed with the organisation.

    Five Rivers is a social enterprise, and this has many benefits. One of the most important benefits is that Five Rivers invests heavily in the services it provides to Foster Carers, children, and members of the staff team. This separates us from other providers and is evidenced by our Gold Investors in People Award.

    If you are successful in your application you can look forward to working in an established and experienced team of child-centred, dedicated professionals including, social workers, fostering support workers and the service clinician who informs our therapeutic practice.  

    Your Role and Responsibilities will include:

    =         Direct support of foster carers within a realistic caseload which enables a high level of supervision, monitoring and intervention.

    =         Working within a trauma informed practice model which is continually evolving in line with research and practice developments

    =         Undertaking initial visits to prospective foster carers and taking part in carer recruitment activities.

    =         Completing Form F Assessments

    =         Organising and supporting Children and Young People’s participation events.

    =         Working in collaboration with all colleagues and managers to achieve a high standard of service to foster carers and young people whilst meeting all Ofsted requirements.

    =         Taking part in our Out of Hours support to foster carers on a rota basis

     

    You will receive:

    =         Formal induction and training in our paperless electronic recording and management system (CHARMs)

    =         Professional social work supervision provided by a Manager

    =         Individual and group Clinical supervision provided by a qualified psychologist/clinician

    =         Opportunities to integrate with our clinical, education and residential service provision

    =         Competitive annual leave allowance

    =         Career progression opportunities

    =         Market related salary plus on call allowance plus car allowance

    =         Pension scheme and access to employee assistance program

    =         Perkbox discount scheme membership

     

     You will need

    =         The desire to be a team player who wants to achieve best possible outcomes for all our children and foster carers

    =         Experience of working in the fostering sector and/or children/young people in social care

    =         A formal social work qualification

    =         To be registered as a social worker with Social Work England

    =         A valid driving license

    =         The right to work in the UK

     

    Do not delay your application. For more information please e-mail our recruitment team at Recruitment@five-rivers.org or

    call and speak with Caroline  on 01722 435766

    Five Rivers Child Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

     

                         


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  • Deputy Head Teacher

    The main responsibility for this position is the development of an effective whole school Behaviour for Learning and Safety culture and to deputise for the Head Teacher in their absence.

    Vacancy Name: Deputy Head Teacher
    Location: Park House School, Taunton
    Salary: £32,000 to £37,000
    Closing Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021
    Reference: VA269
    Department: Education

    Deputy Head Teacher 

    Five Rivers Child Care is a leading Social Enterprise who turns children’s lives around. Our Education service is committed to providing warm and consistent environments where pupils develop positive behaviour, whether an in-house facility or our outreach service in the community, all our education services provide the same level of individual planning and learning for each child.

    Park House School in Taunton  works with children who have social, emotional and emerging mental health needs. The school is based  in a quiet area of Taunton, providing a safe and nurturing environment for anxious, vulnerable pupils unable to sustain a mainstream placement.

    Our educational offer is a balance of academic studies, physical and outdoor education, vocational studies and personal development programmes. Where the children are taught in small groups or on a one to one basis.  Bite-size learning based on personal interests and community issues engages pupils – helping extend their concentration

    We are looking for a Deputy Head Teacher who will be responsible for Curriculum and Assessment. 

    Working alongside our fantastic Head Teacher based at Park House school, you will be the lead on curriculum development and quality within the school, supporting the staff team through leadership and development, you will also be the lead on evaluation on standards of teaching and learning , supporting the growth of Park House and 1Ace

     

    In return, we will offer to the right candidate the opportunity to join a developing and improving establishment that is in an exciting period of transition and growth. You will receive training in Pro-active Approaches techniques as well as commitment to and support of your own professional development aspirations.

    for more information please contact Caroline in our Recruitment Team, Recruitment@five-rivers.org or call 01722 435766

    Five Rivers Child Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

     

          


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    • Residential Child Care Worker

      As a member of the care team you need to be committed to the provision of high standards of care at all times. This role requires a willingness to work with a range of presenting needs of children as part of a wider team including education staff, fostering social workers, foster carers and therapists with the aim of enabling children to successfully move into foster care

      Vacancy Name: Residential Child Care Worker
      Location: Weymouth
      Salary: £18,250 to £21,556 (DOE) pro rata + £36 per sleep in
      Closing Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2021
      Reference: 2020/2003
      Department: Residential

      Employment Type: Permanent

      Location: Weymouth

      Hours per week: 39 Hours a week 

      Holiday Allowance: 30 days holiday which includes bank holidays (Pro-rata)

      Benefits: £36 per sleep in

      Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

      Here at Five Rivers Child Care we are looking for Residential Childcare Workers to come and join our family at our home on the outskirts of Weymouth just 30 minutes from the town centre, with a beach nearby. The home is a home from home for a solo placement where our incredible team support our young person aged 7-17. Our aim is to provide an in-depth understanding of the young person’s life and how related patterns of behaviour affect everyday choices of how they live. As a team we believe this will support our young person to reach their full life potential. We aim to support the young people to be able to manage their emotions and behaviours in a more positive way by ensuring the home is a safe, positive, therapeutic environment in which our young person can thrive

      As a Residential Childcare Worker, you will walk into a small family friendly team who have developed strong bonds and relationships not only with our children but also with each other. The role offers new members of staff the opportunity to have a pleasant and enjoyable work life which will in no doubt offer you daily challenges and hurdles, as our children can demonstrate high level of challenging behaviour including physical and verbal aggression, in which you will learn how to cope with and be supported by the family of staff members working at the home.

      We are looking for people who are strong minded, capable, have a secure understanding of what makes a positive person, open minded, not afraid to get involved. Who is easy going, relaxed, has a “Can do” attitude, smiley, happy, can learn quickly, is willing to go above and beyond, fun, outgoing but above all is Warm, Loving, Caring and Forgiving. To come and join our family and help support our children and share their important childhood memories. We need people who are willing to open their hearts, emotionally invest and prioritise our children’s needs because the achievements and experiences of our children are genuinely important to them

      If this is, you and you want to help give something back to our young people along with having a challenging and rewarding career then please apply here.

      Essential Criteria:

      • Must have a Full UK driving licence - this is essntial for the home 
      • Must have a passion to work with children
      • QCF Level 3 Children & Young people workforce or Health & Social Care is desirable, if you do not have this qualification, we will put you through it
      • Flexibility and understanding is a must, as we are open all year round

      Who are we?

      Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

      Employee benefits

      We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

      •       A generous annual leave allowance
      •       On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
      •       Company Pension scheme
      •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
      •       Employee discount scheme
      •       Employee assistance programme
      •       Long service and recognition scheme

       

      Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

      We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

      Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

                            


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    • Residential Child Care Worker

      To deliver the highest standards of care, protection and support to children and young people by facilitating their physical, psychological and emotional development through the application of Five Rivers practice model, care standards and all relevant guidance. To actively promote Five Rivers’ philosophy of creating a residential care home environment that assists each child to achieve their maximum potential.

      Vacancy Name: Residential Child Care Workers
      Location: Salisbury
      Salary: £18,250 - £21,556 per annum + £36 per sleep in
      Closing Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2021
      Reference: VA197
      Department: Residential

      Five Rivers Child Care first welcomed girls and boys into their residential care homes in 1989. Our high-quality residential environments around the country provide a sense of calm, care and belonging to our children/Young people. 

      Each child has a unique therapeutic, clinical and educational need. At Five Rivers Child Care we don’t subscribe to ‘one model fits all’, we create a bespoke, integrated package for each child which pulls on the full range of services and resources and specialisms which is applied in a joined-up and tailored way.

      We are looking for Residential Support Workers to come and join our family at our homes in the heart of Salisbury and to the north of Salisbury. Here you will assist the children/young person in understanding their own emotions and articulating their feelings, building a culture of mutual respect within the home by offering a rationale for their actions, and by apologising when mistakes are made. We do this by developing our teams understanding of psychological dynamics through training and regular clinical consolations with a psychologist, who will explore practice within he home

      We are looking for positive people who are willing to open their hearts, emotionally invest and prioritise our children’s needs. You will need to be able to adaptable in all you do whilst showing respect to the children/young people and your colleagues. Your integrity plays a big part in this role and along with support from others we will teach and train you to be excellent in all you do

      The position(s) are full time (39 hours a week) where you will be expected to have a flexible and understanding that we are open all year round, you will be expected to go on holiday with the children and work over Christmas to make their memories special

      Requirements

      • Must have a Full UK Driving license.
      • Be aged 19 or over  
      • Good written and IT skills.
      • Able to communicate with children, colleagues and external customers. 
      • Able to actively listen to others.
      • Ability to work individulaly and as part of a team.
      • Be calm in situations of crisis and follow the lead of a shift leader .
      • Must have a passion for working with children.
      • QCF Level 3 in Children and Young people is desirable. If you do not have this qualification, we will put you through this.
      • Be committed to ongoing professional development and achieve the Level 3 diploma in Children and Young people.

      Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

      We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

      Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

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    • Residential Regional Operations Manager

      To support, develop and maintain Residential Services to a consistent high standard across all Homes.

      Vacancy Name: Residential Regional Operation Manager - South and South West
      Location: South/South West
      Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 plus car allowance
      Closing Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021
      Reference: VA258
      Department: Residential

      Five Rivers Child Care has an exciting opportunity for a Regional Operations Manager to join our Residential service covering the south and south west region, this role is home based, however, you will be expected to travel around the region as well as head office.

      We are a leading social enterprise who through trauma informed practice, put the children in to everything we do, turning children’s lives around every day. 

      In this role you will be supporting our registered managers by overseeing and coordinating their duties in accordance with their roles, including all regulation and compliance standards, you will become “The Responsible Person” for this region and become registered with Ofsted within six months of taking up post with the leadership and guidance of our Deputy Head of Service 

      As a regional manager you will be representing Five Rivers Child Care in all professional matters and promote the reputation of Five Rivers Child Care to placing local authorities, relevant external organisations, and individuals, ensuring that the agency is recognised as a leading residential care service provider.

      Participate in the Senior on call rota

      To be considered for this role you will need to have the following:

    •         Proven business acumen
    •         Have worked in Residential child care leading and managing.
    •         Supervision of staff
    •         Educated to a Degree standard or equivalent (Social Work or equivalent)
    •         Must have worked in the field of Residential Child Care for more than 3 years in the last 5 years
    •         Have worked at an advanced leadership level for more than 2 years within the last 5 years
    •         Level 5 in Leadership and Management
    •         DSO safeguarding
    •         Local Authority customer and contract management – desirable 
    •         Right to Work in the UK
    •         Full Driving Licence
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      Not only will you be working with our fantastic children and registered managers and inspiring leadership team you will also receive:

      Ongoing development and support, proactive training, competitive annual leave allowance, company pension scheme, Simply health medical cash back plan, Perkbox high-street discounts, employee support programme,

      Do not delay your application. For more information, please e-mail our recruitment team at Recruitment@five-rivers.org or 

      on 01722 435766 and speak with Caroline 

      Five Rivers Child Care is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People. Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

      We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

                            


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