Team Leader Children

Team Leader Children

Prospero Health and Social Care are proud to be working with a leading provider of residential childcare services in Park Gate in Hampshire.

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Prospero Health and Social Care are proud to be working with a leading provider of residential childcare services in Park Gate in Hampshire. They are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for children affected by trauma, neglect, physical and emotional abuse, as well as those with learning disabilities. They have a 4-bedded home, located in a detached property, offers en-suite bedrooms and ample outdoor space for recreational activities.

We are seeking compassionate and experienced Children Team Leaders to join the team and make a real difference in the lives of the children we support. As a Team Leader, you will play a vital role in providing guidance, support, and mentoring to a dedicated team of Residential Childcare Workers. You will help create a safe and nurturing environment where children can heal, learn, and grow.

Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and support to residential childcare staff.
  • Develop and implement care plans, tailored to the individual needs of each child.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all children in the home.
  • Foster a positive and therapeutic environment for children affected by trauma and neglect.
  • Coordinate and participate in outdoor activities and recreational outings.
  • Collaborate with external professionals and agencies to meet the needs of the children.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation.
  • Assist with staff training and development.
  • Promote a culture of respect, empathy, and understanding within the team.


  • Minimum Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent).
  • Previous experience in a residential childcare setting.
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care and attachment theory.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Flexibility to work shifts, including evenings and weekends.


  • Basic wage: £14.15 per hour.
  • Contracted hours: 37.5 hours per week.
  • Overtime rate: 1.25x for overtime.
  • Sleep-ins: Between 4 and 5 sleeps per month, paid at £40 per sleep.


  • Highly Competitive salary.
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities.
  • Supportive team environment.
  • Opportunities for career progression.
  • En-suite bedrooms and spacious outdoor facilities.
  • Easy access to amenities in Fareham, Portsmouth, and Southampton.

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