Head of Care
We are currently recruiting for an inspirational and committed Head of Care to join the leadership team in a children’s home.
You will be working within a school and Children’s Home for children and young people with Autism and associated severe Learning Difficulties aged from 8 to 19 years old.
Position: Head of Care
Location: Headington, Oxfordshire
Salary: £38,167.43- £49,072.42* - (*for exceptional candidates there may be scope to increase)
Hours: 38 hours per week (Full-Time)
Benefits: Local government pension scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave schemes (after a year’s service), annual flu vaccinations, cycle to work scheme, tailored wellbeing offering. A full induction, training and career opportunities.
Closing Date: 2nd June 2021, Midday
Interview Date: 8th June 2021
About the role:
As Head of Care you will lead the team to deliver an outstanding quality of support and care to children and young people on full time and short break placements. The Leadership team within the Children’s home is comprised of a Deputy, 4 Team Leaders and a Service Co-ordinator.
You will be responsible for the day to day management of the home, promoting a child centred, caring environment through high standards of professional practice which are conducive to the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of the children and young people. This also includes acting as the dedicated Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer within the Academy.
To be successful in the role of Head of Care you will ideally be a Registered Manager within a children’s home, you will also bring with you the following skills and experience:
- An NVQ level 5 in Child Care/Health and social care or equivalent and the willingness to work towards other qualifications
- Practical experience of working with children and young people who have Autism and Severe Learning difficulties
- A confident, effective manager with knowledge of regulatory standards and requirements.
- Experience of leading large staff teams and be able to demonstrate you have a flexible, calm and organised approach to work, even under pressure.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
There may also be a requirement to travel when necessary. You will need to be able to drive and have access to your own transport. You will also work flexibly in accordance with the rota including bank holidays, nights and weekends on occasion.
The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. Safeguarding Policy can be found on the charity's website and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process
Other roles you may have experience of could include: Registered Manager, Care Home Manager, Children’s Home Manager, Care Manager, Head of Support, Team Manager Children’s Services, Children's Home Registered Manager, Ofsted Children's Registered Manager, Senior Registered Manager, Children's Home Deputy Manager, Children and Young People Manager, etc.