Director of Care
Children’s Residential Care
About the role
Every day across Liverpool City Region, a child is placed in residential care. Like any child, that young person needs a safe and happy place to call home, a place they can enjoy their childhood. At the moment, there aren’t enough suitable placements locally, so more than half of children are placed outside of the City Region, away from their families, friends, schools, and the communities that are so important to them.
As a social enterprise, Juno’s priority will always be social good over personal profit. Juno will be part owned by the team who run it, so decisions about the organisation will be made by people who are part of Juno’s everyday life, and that includes you. What’s more, Juno’s profits will be reinvested to improve support for children who come into care, and into projects that help families to stay together
To make this vision a reality we are looking for somebody who wants the very best for children and young people, someone who is keen to take the lead in the development of our homes, never shying away from a challenge and always having the young people we support at the forefront of their mind.
Juno is a fresh and new approach to children’s residential care so the detail around the ‘what’ is going to be developed with you, the team and the young people you support. Because you’ll be here before we open our first home, you’ll have a real opportunity to shape what we do and how we do it.
The job description and person spec attached should give you a real feel for the person we’re after. You don’t necessarily need to have done this exact job before, but you do need a solid background in Children’s Social Care and an understanding of the legal role and responsibilities in this position. We’re looking for a Director ofCare who’s bought into the values and aims of the project. It’s not only about the usual ‘safe pair of hands’, and, although we know policies, procedures, risk management and experience are important, they’re not the things leading this recruitment for us. We’re looking for someone who is open minded and ready to challenge some of the norms in the system, using ideas that are relatively new to the UK but tried and tested in other parts for the world.
Place of work
Liverpool & Wirral, Merseyside
Permanent, flexible (0.6FTE – 1.0FTE)
£60,000 – £70,000
Please email your proposal to Sophie Clarke by Thursday 28th April 2022. All proposals will be reviewed by Juno’s Project Group and we’ll invite you to a session to get to know each other and discuss the plan in more detail if we feel it could be a great fit. Final decisions will be made by the end of May.
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