Children’s Deputy Home Manager
Whitchurch
Highly reputable CSE service

Salary: £25,500 – £28,000 depending upon skills, experience and qualifications

Overview

A rewarding opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Manager to join extremely reputable and fast-growing specialist care provider for children & young people who have suffered or been at risk of child sexual exploitation.

We are looking for a Deputy Home Manager who can demonstrate compassion, empathy and a person-centred approach to caring for the people in their care. Willing to:

  • Deliver a quality focused service for excellent Outcomes for CYP
  • Bring passion and ambition to a first-class residential service
  • Have the welfare of the CYP at the core of their beliefs
  • Lead, mentor and develop frontline staffing teams

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a provider who truly values their employees, continuously investing in their training and development and offering excellent opportunities for progression.

You will predominantly be working Monday to Friday office hours with some expectation to cover shifts/sleeps as and when needed, paid at an additional £50 per night.

Benefits of working for my client

  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Specialist training courses available
  • Bespoke therapeutic model in place
  • Working hours are Monday- Friday 9-5 but flexibility will be required to work Shifts/Sleeps as and when required
  • Fantastic relationships with Ofsted and Local Authority’s
  • Funding provided for Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification if not already completed
  • Annual performance reviews

Job role

  • To work under the direction of the manager and deputise for him/her as and when required.
  • To support the aims and objectives of the project and assist the manager in the organisation of a high quality establishment for young people.
  • To provide high standards of care – to include the monitoring and reviews of the project, this includes providing a safe, caring environment to enable the emotional, social and educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities.
  • To direct and support staff as agreed by the homes manager.
  • Fulfilling duties as the Safeguarding Designated Officer for the setting to promote the safeguarding and welfare of the children, staff and parents/carers.
  • Ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of the children and young people we support at all times.
  • To ensure the project maintains a high standard of physical and emotional care.
  • Where required, deputise in the absence of the Project Manager, for the safe and effective running of the project for a clearly defined period of time.
  • To promote the high standards of the project at all times to parents/carers, staff, external organisations and visitors.
  • Liaise with parents/carers, other family members (as agreed) and staff to help ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given.
  • To assist the manager in setting, promoting and implementing objectives and policy for the project.
  • To assist with the planning and organisation of staffing schedules and holiday rotas. To ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained in accordance with Local Authority guidelines and the projects procedures.
  • To lead a team of professional workers to ensure good practice at all times.
  • To assist with the development and implementation of systems to monitor and record child development.
  • To assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment.
  • To be responsible for the Health and Safety standards appropriate for the needs of young people and ensure staff compliance and awareness.
  • To ensure the project maintains a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.
  • At all times promote and ensure anti-discriminatory practice is delivered within the project.
  • To ensure adequate data protection and confidentiality of information received.
  • To assist with staff development and training.
  • Assist the manager with the efficient upkeep of the building and maintenance/stock of equipment, furnishings and fittings.
  • To attend monthly staff / planning meetings and training sessions as and when required.
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the homes manager.
  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace. Ensuring that all staff and volunteers observe setting policies and procedures to keep children safe from harm.
  • Work as part of a multi disciplinary team both within the project and with external agencies.
  • Ensure all members of the staff team are aware of and deliver the support required to ensure the life chance opportunities of the children and young people we support are met in relation to their social, educational, leisure, emotional, physical and cultural needs.
  • Ensure that all the administrative requirements of the project are maintained in such a way that they are fully compliant with good childcare practice and the policies, procedures and practices of the organisation.
  • Oversee, write and edit reports as directed by the Project Manager.
  • You must co-operate with the Company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore expected to follow Company policies, procedures and practices and fully acquaint yourself with the Fire, Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work and carry out relevant risk assessments of unsafe practices and conditions that you consider present a safety risk.

Essential Requirements

  • Must hold Level 3 Diploma in Children’s and Young People’s/Residential Childcare or Equivalent.
  • You must hold a full UK driving license
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working within Children’s residential homes in a Senior/ Team Leading role

My client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in their care. Therefore, this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.

Please only apply for this role is you hold the relevant qualifications AND you have experience working within a children’s residential service.

INDRAC

Salary:
£25500 – £28000 per annum + Plus overtime
Contact Name:
Rachel Keam
Job Duration:
Permanent
Job Industry:
Children’s Residential
Job Location:
Whitchurch, Shropshire
Start:
ASAP
Benefits:
Plus overtime

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