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Residential Care Shift Leader

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Work Location
50 Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon  EX2 4NF
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Occupational group
Social Care & Health
Salary details
£19,500.85 to £22,151.52 based on an FTE of £20,136.00 to £22,873.00 (depending on qualifications held) plus sleep-in allowance
Job term
Appointment type
Term Time Only
42 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (term time shift rota)
Closing Date
27 February 2019
Interview date
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Exeter Deaf Academy provides specialist education and care tailored to the individual needs of Deaf young people. The sense of belonging to an inspiring bilingual community transforms students as they develop language skills and journey towards independence and fulfilling their potential.

Later this year the Academy will begin to build a groundbreaking, purpose-built facility in Exmouth scheduled to open during the 2019-20 academic year. This new world-class Academy will change the lives of Deaf students. It will break down barriers to Deaf young people, bring communities together and enable families to thrive.

Shift Leader (Residential Care department)

42 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (term time shift rota)

Actual Starting salary: £19,500.85 to £22,151.52 based on an FTE of £20,136.00 to £22,873.00 (depending on qualifications held) plus sleep-in allowance 

The Residential Care Department at the Exeter Royal Academy for Education is looking to innovate rapid improvements in the level of quality and care it provides. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Care Manager/Supervisor or an ambitious Care professional seeking management experience.

Working alongside the Head of Care and the Deputy Managers, the Shift Leader will be an essential part of a management team responsible for the Care of our students.  We are very keen to hear from those with experience in residential special schools or children's care homes. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of each shift. Making decisions in regards to staffing, safeguarding or behaviour.  They will ensure that the shift is run using the provided placement plans, risk assessments and safety plans as well as adhering to any health and safety policies/responsibilities. 

Shift Leaders will be required to supervise, appraise and performance manage the team they support. They will be influential in creating an environment and atmosphere within which the needs of our students can be met, through ensuring the setting delivers the very best care and best practice in line with safeguarding requirements and current legislation.

The candidate must be passionate in providing care to young people and adults and must have experience of managing children and young adults with challenging behaviour. A thorough understanding of safeguarding legislation and best practice is a necessity for the Shift Leader to be successful within the role.  

As we specialise in providing care to some of the most vulnerable Deaf young people in the country, experience in this field would be desirable and being competent in British Sign Language would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be provided. 

We will offer you: 

    • A highly competitive salary;
    • A CPD program geared to your specific training needs;
    • Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3;
    • If required, sponsorship to gain the Level 5 in Health and Social Care;  
    • Group Personal Pension including 8% employee contribution;
    • Life Assurance;
    • On-site parking;
    • Cycle to work scheme.

For a job application pack please call the Human Resources department on 01392 267096 or e-mail employment@exeterdeafacademy.ac.uk  Details are also available on the Academy’s website (www.exeterdeafacademy.ac.uk)  

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27 February 2019  

Interview date: TBC 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.

The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

 (Registered Charity No.1124523).


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