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An exciting chance to join a therapeutic children’s residential services provider which is committed to providing stability for its staff team and the children in their care.
They have a beautiful, 3 bedded home near Wellingborough in Northamptonshire which provides long-term care for children aged 8 to 17 years. The children have experienced severe trauma and have emotional behavioural difficulties and/or mental health issues as a result. The home is in current need of a Registered Manager to lead by example and inspire a residential staff team, with the support of the Deputy Manager.
This organisation has an excellent induction scheme and a first class therapy team. You will benefit from some great further training opportunities, both internally and externally, which are tailored to your interests and developmental goals. You will be supported by an extremely experienced and approachable Operations Director and Head of Care, along with the support network of other Registered Managers from their other homes in the South Midlands.
As a Registered Manager you will take total responsibility for the management of the care and therapy within the home and provide an optimum caring and therapeutic environment for the children / young people.
Essential candidate requirements:
A minimum of two years experience of working as a Deputy Manager or Home Manager an Ofsted regulated children’s residential service.
A Diploma "Level 3" and/or "Level 5 in Leadership and Management" in Residential Childcare or equivalent..
Full driving licence
Experience of budget management
Motivated, flexible and sense of responsibility
A strong problem solver with a “can do” attitude
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and IT literacy
Your main duties and responsibilities as a Children's Home Registered Manager will be:
To be the ‘Registered Manager’ for the home as specified in the Children’s Homes Regulations and required to fulfil the obligations set out in the Quality Standards for Children’s Homes.
To be responsible for medium to long term planned placements as well as for emergency placements, to ensure young people are supported and prepared to move on to independent living.
To ensure that high levels of emotional and physical care, appropriate activities, comfortable accommodation and the service of keyworkers are planned.
To deliver therapeutic packages which include physical activities such as cycling, going to the gym, running or football; an expressive art activity; a music activity; a meal out; leisure activities such as cinema or bowling and educational activities such as cooking classes delivered by staff.
To ensure that goals to improve are identified during key-working sessions and that the whole team are aware of each of the young person’s goals in order to support progress.
To encourage education as well as therapeutic support.
Ensure that effective finance budgets, control, administration and records comply with expectations and procedures