Deputy Manger - Registered Chidlren's Home
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 a year
Job type: Full time Deputy Manager - Registered Children's Home
Required: minimum Level 5 leadership & Management completed or actively working on.
Do you want to join a unique children's home that makes a positive, lasting difference to children's lives? Highview Children's Home is an exciting provision that is looking for passionate individuals to join our brilliant team. We provide 24-hour residential care and support to children and young people between 11-17 years of age, some of whom may have challenging emotional or behavioural difficulties.
Are you an experienced deputy manager with aspirations to progress your career in management or an experienced senior residential support Worker looking to progress your career in children's residential care and build a rewarding career?
We are looking for a determined, resilient deputy manager who has a calm but confident personality, a great sense of humour and a willingness to work with vulnerable teenagers who need support to overcome challenging behaviour, past trauma, social and emotional difficulties, and mental health difficulties.
We are looking for people who are interested in providing the long-lasting, significant-adult relationships our children and young people need in their lives to provide them with the stability and consistency needed to thrive.
With our structured pay-scales and clear career progression pathways, we can support you with the training and experience you need to progress into a registered manager if this is something you wanted to pursue. Children benefit from having consistent, long-term adults in their lives, therefore your career progression, happiness and wellbeing is paramount to us.
Highview Children's Home is built around accepting a child as they are in a non-judgemental way. You will be leading the support staff to teach them how to build self-esteem and accept themselves, helping their journey through adolescence and into young adulthood.
CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Establishing meaningful relationships and providing practical/emotional support to the children/young people living with us. Contribute towards the provision of a secure, stable and supportive environment that enables our residents to build the life-skills and resilience needed to make the transition from living in care to living independently.
2. To support the children/young people with their daily routines and care needs in line with their assigned care plan. Act as a good role model for the children and young people in the Home, offering good advice, guidance and assistance when needed.
3. To support children and young people to make their own choices and decisions, ensuring that their needs and wishes are fully considered in decisions relating to them. To enable children/young people to develop their social skills, and to access educational and leisure activities and promote their participation in these.
4. To ensure the protection of the children and young people from significant harm, by, observing changes in children's behaviour or appearance and complying fully with the Home's Safeguarding & Child Protection policy.
5. You will be responsible for coordinating:
- Undertaking risk-assessments,
- One to one key-working the children and young people,
- assist staff in keeping accurate report writing by yourself & staff,
- Maintaining up to date daily records
- Attending meetings with external professionals and other duties allocated to you.
6. Being knowledgeable of and following relevant policies and procedures to ensure the smooth running of the Home.
7. To support the Registered Manager with:
- deputising in the running of the Home in the Registered Manager's absence or when directed, including providing staff supervision,
- Induction and mentoring of new staff within the home ensuring that they are fit to support the delivery of the service,
- Flagging areas of concern with the registered manager as they arise.
- Ability and flexibility to work varying shifts that might include evenings, weekends and public holidays depending on service need.
- Willingness to study and complete further training as identified by the manager including Level 5 leadership & Management.
- Enhanced DBS signed up to the update service.
- You must be at least 22 years old or above to apply as per children's homes regulations
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
- Level 5 Leadership & Management preferred
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
- Understanding of equal opportunities
- Minimum 4 years full time experience as a senior residential worker or 2 years as a deputy manager working in a residential setting with children / young people or care leavers
- Ability to relate well to children and young people
- Ability to communicate well with parents, carers and other professionals
- Strong working knowledge of safeguarding & child protection practices
- Sound I.T. skills (including Word, Excel and use of e-mail)
- Good time management and organisational skills
- Excellent training provided
- Opportunity to progress into registered manager post for the right candidate
- Supportive work environment with regular reflective supervision.
- Overtime opportunities and pay enhancements over public & bank holidays periods.
- Excellent career progression opportunities
- We will pay for your DBS check
- On-site parking and brief walk from underground and railway.
The recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be appointed subject to references and enhanced DBS checks.
Highview Children's Home values equality and diversity across our workforce and aims to ensure our staff community is reflective of the diversity of the children and young people within our care.