Children's Home Deputy Manager

24000.00 - 27000.00 GBP Annual + GBP24000 - GBP27000/annum
13 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
The company are providers of small residential children's homes situated in Staffordshire.
They strive to provide an inspirational care provision in order to raise the aspirations of vulnerable and socially excluded children in society. They have a commitment to service-user involvement, empowerment, and development to help children achieve their full potential.
Their homes have their own personality, which is centred on a therapeutic model of care and allows them to cater for the diverse range of needs presented by the children/young people in a family orientated environment.
The Deputy Manager role involves providing support and education for children and young people with EBD and challenging behaviour aged between 12 and 18, providing therapeutic care to young and vulnerable children in a safe, residential environment.
This Deputy Manager role will be assisting the registered manager in the running of the home. As deputy manager you will need to be prepared to be a role model for the young people you work with and be able to demonstrate resilience in challenging situations. We also are looking for a candidate who shares our passion for improving the lives of our young people.
Deputy Manager Responsibilities will include:
* Undertaking direct work with young people and acting as an appropriate role model.
* Working in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people.
* Attending childcare reviews and planning meetings to provide information and achieve best outcomes for young people.
* Assist with the recruitment and retention of staff including induction training for new staff into the home.
* Offering 1:1 supervision to staff in line with childrens home regulations.
* Attending to all administration issues in relation to the Home and the provision of weekly management information reports for HQ.
* To assist the Registered Manager in the implementation of all aspects of the Statement of Purpose
The Deputy Manager will need to work on a flexible basis, with sleep-ins and shift work, including evenings and weekends on a rota system.
Ideal candidates for this role will have their Level 3 Diploma in children and young people or NVQ 3 or equivalent.
The successful candidate MUST HAVE:
A full driving licence
NVQ 3 or equivalent
Flexibility to respond the changing needs of those who we support
Excellent communication skills, and a strong "can do" attitude
Experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour