Deputy Manager - Residential home for young people
You will support the home manager in the leadership and management of the home, including representing the home to outside agencies, ensuring Children’s Home Quality Standards are met and be a role model and mentor to the team. You will work shifts on a flexible rota pattern, including sleep-in duties and provide on-call support. Some budget and financial management is required.
You will contribute to assessment, admission and care planning, ensuring the promotion of education, physical health and emotional wellbeing of the young women. When required, you will be a link worker, working to build positive relationships, promoting positive behaviour, ensuring a safe environment and ensuring that young people are aware of their rights.
You will work with the service management to ensure that staffing needs are met, in terms of recruitment, shift cover and training. You will provide supervision, hold and attend staff meetings, and communicate well with staff, keeping them informed with important information they require to fulfil their responsibilities. You will also contribute to the quality of the overall service, acting on recommendations from inspections, develop and update policies when required, and maintain the necessary paperwork.
About the employer:
This employer provides a high quality service for looked after young women (aged 12 to 18) with therapeutic residential care. There are two homes, which are 30 minutes and 1 hour south of London, respectively, accommodating five/six young women in each.
This is a small organisation, which takes a personalised, strengths-based and relational approach to its work with young people who have emotional, behavioural and social difficulties and complex needs resulting largely, but not exclusively, from early life experiences of abuse, neglect and trauma. These difficulties include low self-esteem, attachment difficulties/disorder, and difficulties with emotional regulation, destructive behaviour and extreme emotional distress, as well as behaviour that places them at risk including self-harm, alcohol and substance misuse, running away and sexually inappropriate behaviour.
We will provide full job descriptions to interested and suitable candidates. Please note that these posts are not open to anyone requiring a visa to work in the UK. EU citizens currently do not require a visa.
If you’d like to be considered, and to arrange a Skype talk with us, please email your Word CV to email@example.com , quoting the relevant vacancy reference - VR1140.
You must have a Level 3 qualification, ideally higher
You must have significant experience in residential child care at a senior level
You should have a good knowledge of the relevant legislation, guidance and safeguarding procedure, as well as an understanding of child development, attachment theory, developmental trauma and appropriate interventions
You should have skills to supervise/mentor staff, have good assessment and placement planning skills, computer literacy, reporting skills and be able and willing to drive in the course of your work
The employer is looking for someone who is child-focussed, self-aware, and is psychologically-minded, with an ability to bring out the best in people.
Salary in the region of £26,000