Assistant Manager Child Support

Permanent East Midlands Jobs & Advice in Social Care
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Job Description

The Job

* To support the Home Manager with managerial tasks and delivering the Statement of Purpose and provide strong, motivational leadership to the staff team.

* To be part of a team providing high quality care that supports the needs of children and young people.

* To be an advocate for the young people so they have their physical, social and emotional needs met.

* 40 Hours per week (flexible rota inc weekends & bank holidays)/ 52 Weeks per year.


* Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce – Social Care Pathway.

* GCSE or equivalent English and Mathematics at Grade C or above.

* Full, clean driving licence.

* Evidence of commitment to own continuous professional development.

* Diploma in Social Work.

* Leadership Qualification.

* Coaching & Mentoring Qualification.

* Childcare Qualification.

* Evidence of recent safeguarding training.


* Sound experience of working with children and young people within residential care (Children’s Home (England) Regulations 2015)

* Experience of Child Protection and Safeguarding Management.

* Experience of care planning and reviewing processes as well as developing behaviour

* plans and strategies to address challenging behaviour.

* Working knowledge of supporting an Ofsted inspection.

* Experience of planning effective rotas in accordance with children and young people’s needs.

* Commitment to creating an environment which respects a person’s independence and encourages their individuality.

* Therapeutic interventions and strategies.

* Experience of working with a range of professionals and external agencies.

* Health and Safety Regulations.

* Experience and understanding of following HR practices and basic budget management.

* Experience of conducting staff supervisions and managing staff.

* Working knowledge of Quality Assurance systems.

The candidate needs to have a good working knowledge of the monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting of children and young people. They will be able to build effective relationships with children/ young people, parents/ carers, colleagues and the wider community; be able to work creatively and sensitively with children and young people; communicate effectively to a wide range of different audiences (verbal, written, using ICT as appropriate); have the ability to support, motivate and inspire colleagues by leading through example; deal successfully with situations that may include tackling difficult situations and conflict resolution

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