We are looking for somebody who wants the very best for children and young people 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 CIC has a staff ownership business model: you’ll play a central role in governance and decision making and drive the vision and values of the home in every aspect of its development
You’ll get plenty of holidays - 27 days+
We’ll give you world-class Social Pedagogy training, therapeutic coaching & mental health support and will be committed to your ongoing learning and development
You’ll have broader leadership development opportunities at Juno grows
You’ll get a good workplace pension; we offer a Salary Sacrifice Pension approved by the Pensions Regulator and we’ll match up to 4% of contributions
You’ll be supported by a core team committed to improving the quality of care in the UK with you.
If you’re right for this role, this should sound like you...
You believe in equality and that no one is better than anyone else - that children have the right to be treated respectfully as equals by the adults around them. You’re always showing this in your day job and beyond.
You truly understand that care is a ‘doing word’ and that the change we want to make at Juno relies on working with, not doing to, people.
You see and understand what’s not working within the current care system and you’re motivated to support every person and Juno (young person or adult) thrive. You’ll been absolutely bought into the practice of social pedagogy and constantly checking in with these principles.
You have a strong track record delivering top-notch care for children who have additional emotional, behavioural and mental wellbeing needs in previous positions.
You embrace a culture of innovation and thrive under the challenge of creating a new organisation at a challenging time, and you’re ready to commit to the journey for a long time
You push for creativity and make ‘doing things differently and better’ the norm for Juno at this crucial time. You’re positive, you’re a listener and you aren’t afraid of change.
You’re a people person and want to work with others and build strong relationships with them. You’ll feel excited at working across-different sectors with lots of different people (with loads of different backgrounds) and organisations including Local Authorities, local VCSE organisations and national care partners.
You are reflective, you’re always learning, and you know that no-one is the ‘finished article’. You’re able to use this perspective to keep calm with things feel challenging.
You’re a great leader, with splendid planning, people and supervision skills. You use these to create a safe environment and a real learning culture.
You’re very organised (‘a place for everything’ and all that), hard-working and flexible but you always know the needs of the children and young people come first.
You’re a brilliant communicator, able to inspire people to change their behaviour and approach depending on the situation they are in and who they are speaking to.
The thinking and doing:
We don’t need or want a lone soldier at Juno: you will be a key part of a brilliant, committed team (both internally and externally) who are driving this project forwards. However, because you’ll be here from the very start, you’ll have a real opportunity to shape what we do and how we do it; we’re likely to need to help our team “unlearn” old, less effective ways of doing things. The way of the current system means this will be as (if not more) important as helping the team to learn new ways of doing things; you’ll walk the talk and have a deep, unrelenting commitment to show love, bring joy and encourage each young person to take the lead in their own life.
But this is just a snippet of what we would love you to bring to this role! Check out the full job spec below and apply before the 1st August 2022
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