Registered Children's Home Manager
£37,819 - £42,021 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time
Nobody chooses the family or circumstances they are born into. Our client firmly believes that with the right care, there is no limit to what can be achieved.
They work across East Anglia with children and young people on the edge of care, in care and leaving care. Whether you’re interested in working in their residential homes and short breaks for children with disabilities, their pioneering Staying Close Staying Connected project or vital essentials like their family assessment centre and wraparound care offer, one thing is universal: you’ll be joining a team of passionate and dedicated individuals who want the very best for the young people they care for.
They invest in the future of their staff just as they do for the young people in their services. They strive to provide the highest quality of care, so whether you’re just starting your career in children’s social care or are already qualified, you’ll be supported, recognised and rewarded for your essential part in their vital work.
To manage and lead the residential team to deliver a standard of care which is Good or Outstanding with high aspirations for the children within their care
To lead the residential team to deliver the best possible outcomes for Looked After Children, within a nurturing family home environment
To manage staff in a manner that provides an empowering, positive experience for young people through appropriate use of their processes including recruitment, support & supervision, annual appraisal and disciplinary
The ideal candidate:
The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with a professional, therapeutic, caring and calm approach, able to think creatively, act as a positive role model, and have a track record of motivating others to strive for excellence. They must be able to demonstrate resilience, emotional warmth and an extensive understanding of working with children who present complex emotional and behavioural difficulties.
The ability to work shift patterns and be flexible with working hours in order to meet the home’s needs, which could include the occasional sleep-in duty (£56.92 paid per sleep-in).
- Candidates must have experience relevant to children’s residential social care within the last five years and at least one year’s management experience in a social care setting. Experience must include:
- Working with complex difficulties related to childhood trauma and the impact on emotional and behavioural development
- Knowledge of therapeutic work with children and young people
Candidates must have a relevant Level 5 management qualification, or be prepared to complete one within two years of appointment and as a minimum hold the Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma Level 3 or equivalent.
If you are looking for a varied and stimulating opportunity and a position that will provide you with lots of professional development opportunities and experience then apply for this position. Not only will it be stimulating opportunity but a real chance to make a difference.
In your role, you’ll have access to the following benefits:
- Free, career-enhancing qualifications
- A “golden hello” scheme welcoming you to their services, with £250 paid to you one month after your start date and a second £250 at the six month mark.
- A referral scheme offering the same two payments as the golden hello if you recommend a contact who goes on to be employed by them.
- A benefits platform enabling you to access discounts across a range of shops, venues and services.
- A free counselling service to all their employees.
- The opportunity to influence their strategy and direction through the Staff Consultation Forum.
- Life assurance to the value of 3x your annual salary.
- Enhanced sick pay.
- Free flu jabs.
The first interview which will be a Safe Care/ Warner style interview. If successful after the first interview, candidates will then attend a formal interview. The interviews will take place virtually.
Please note, all invites to interview will be sent via email. Please regularly check your emails, including any spam folders, for further communication from them. Failure to attend an interview may result in your application being withdrawn.
Our client operates services for vulnerable children and families and they need to ensure that they take steps to protect both them and their staff teams from the transmission of the Covid 19 virus. It is therefore a requirement for all staff unless they provide evidence of an appropriate medical exemption to be able to meet at least two of the following three requirements 1) Maintain a full vaccination status (including any recommend booster injections) 2) Undertake LFT / PCR or other approved Covid tests as required 3) Wear PPE including e.g. face masks when requested.
To comply with the Immigration Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 and additional amendments, and UK Visa's and Immigration (UKVI) requirements, all prospective employees will be asked to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. They will ask to see and take a copy of an appropriate official document as set out in the UKVI guidelines. Do not send anything now, further information will be sent to you should you be invited to interview.
They are committed to equality of opportunity. Your current immigration status will not be taken into account when assessing your application against the selection criteria for the post. They welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
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