Children and Young People Co-Ordinator – Coventry and North Warwickshire

2 February 2024
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The Closing Date for this role is Monday 19th February.

JOB TITLE: Children and Young People Co-Ordinator – Coventry and North Warwickshire Region

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Permanent

RESPONSIBLE TO: Children and Young People’s Operations Manager

SALARY: £26,101

HOURS: 37 hours weekly

WHERE:  Coventry Based office, weekly visit to head office, Birmingham,

Who We Look for?

Are you a warm, personable, and highly motivated individual who can empower and drive a team?

Do you have passion for what you do, are a strong communicator, leader and have good problem-solving skills?

The Co-Ordinator will work alongside and experienced and established team of Co-Ordinators across the West Midlands, including our services in Birmingham, Worcestershire, Coventry and North Warwickshire.

We place a high value upon integrity, ethical standards, and a commitment to excellence.

If you have experience leading and managing a team and experience working with children and young people with complex disabilities, that’s a bonus.  But don’t be put off if not. We value transferable skills from other sectors and provide comprehensive training to all our staff.

What does a CYP Co-Ordinator do?

Midland Mencap is looking to appoint a Co-Ordinator who will work alongside colleagues to turn Midland Mencap ‘s Children & Young People’s vision and mission into a reality. They will need to lead and facilitate structured sessions and activities based on identified need that meet desired outcomes of our unique children.

Our team of Co-Ordinators manage staffing rotas to ensure all sessions meet required legal ratios and are confident in ensuring staff skills match all children and young people’s needs.

As a Co-Ordinator you will provide frontline support and leadership during sessions as and when required, these are weekend based as well as weekdays during school holidays. Coordinators are also responsible for being part of the on-call team to fulfil duties as outlined within the business needs.

As part of our Children and Young People’s Services you as a Co-ordinator will embrace person centred approaches to recruit, lead, manage and support a team of Support Workers which include inductions, supervisions and supporting HR, personnel and training needs.

You will also support the marketing & promoting of Midland Mencap services to children, young people, their family’s and potential referral agencies in both the statutory & voluntary sectors. You will undertake, review and ensure good quality risk assessments and person-centred plans are in place to support the needs of children and young people engaging with the service.

You will have an understanding of the barriers facing a child or young person with a rage of complex and diverse needs as well as a commitment to maintain and uphold the rights of such individuals. You will be expected to undertake the initial investigation of the complaints, disciplinary and grievance procedures of support staff.

The ideal candidate will be able to work well within an established and experienced team as well as using their own initiative when communicating with staff, families and professionals. They will have experiences in participating with all CQC, Ofsted and other regulatory inspections.

They will be able to build and maintain good working relationships with multiple agencies such as social workers. They will be organised in planning and managing their working schedules and working towards our referrals and assessment process. They will be able to identify and act upon any safeguarding or child protection issues in relation to multi-agency guidelines, ensuring compliance in relation to the guidelines as well as maintaining all reports and records in a confidential and timely manner, in line with Midland Mencap’s policies and procedures, in line with GDPR and Safeguarding aspects.

They must be enthusiastic, have motivation and have the ability to drive staff recruitment and children’s assessments. They have a willingness to try new things alongside being able to adapt to the needs of Midland Mencap and the children’s services.

Key Tasks:

  • Process and manage new referrals, by conducting face to face assessments and complete children’s files. Liaising with all professionals involved with the child to complete these.
  • Lead team meetings and ensure that problems are resolved, and strategies created for the management of the service.
  • Participate in planned regular meetings with Children and Young Persons Operational Manager and other colleagues.
  • Adhere to and implement organisational policies and procedures.
  • Plan, organise and facilitate weekly children’s sessions, working on a rotation of weekends, as well as during school holidays.
  • Supporting implementing and running HAF sessions during school holidays.
  • Completing monitoring for Birmingham services and sharing this with line managers for reporting.
  • Communicate effectively with all staff, managers and professionals in order to all work together for the child. This also includes keeping in regular communication with families as well as being able to share in a timely manner other information which needs sharing between the team.
  • Attend training courses as required to develop knowledge and skills to improve the quality of service.
  • Carry out any other tasks that are deemed appropriate within your job role and the aims of the organisation.

Full job description and person specification.

Applications:

When Applying for this job role please complete the 2 forms below and attach them to your email when you apply:
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