We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Childrens Home Manager to join our brand new home in Poynton, East Cheshire which is due to open in the summer of 2021.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Registered Home Manager
QUALIFICATIONS: NVQ L3 Working with Children and Young People essential, NVQ L5 (preferred but can be acquired within agreed time scales)
SHIFT WORK with some nights required
Main Purpose of Job:
To assist the Manager in the effective and efficient management of an exciting new childrens home in Poynton that we are due to launch in summer 2021.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
· In the absence of the Registered Manager, to be responsible for all administration/child care functions at the home
· To assist the Registered Manager to promote good child care practice within the home
· Day to day supervision and guidance of staff regarding standards of care in line with the regulations for Children’s Homes, quality standards, company policy and procedures and other relevant legislation
· To play a significant role in supervision of Team Leaders and Key Workers encouraging them to be responsible for and accountable to senior staff in ensuring effective assessment monitoring, planning and evaluating for each child takes place.
· To ensure that full and complete casefile records for young people are maintained and that good decisions are made and carried out in order to support the child.
· To assist the Registered Manager in ensuring specific plans are carried out.
· To demonstrate good child practices in one’s own direct work with children to provide a model for other staff members.
· To be directly involved in Case Conferences, Reviews and Planning Meetings and to chair meetings as required or requested
· To compile written reports as and when necessary.
· To actively seek the views and opinions of children and provide a platform from which they can be heard.
· To help other staff to compile reports and encourage them to involve the children in reviews.
· To assist the Registered Manager in ensuring specific administrative tasks are performed accurately:
· To carry out any specific tasks as delegated by the Registered Manager.
· To monitor and assist other staff members in carrying out their administrative duties.
· To assist the Registered Manager to manage and control all financial budgets allocated in the home.
· To assist the Registered Manager in the management of the staff team in a manner which maximises their output and enables them to achieve their potential:
· To assist in the process of identifying training needs within the team and participating in enabling these needs to be met.
· To participate in appropriate Training and take responsibility for identifying own additional training needs.
· To prepare for and participate in staff meetings and organise these staff meetings in the absence of the Registered Manager to maintain the usual structure.
· To be responsible for preparing working rotas which utilise staff resources most effectively in line with the needs of both children and staff.
· To be responsible for previously agreed formal supervision of some staff and to assist the Registered Manager in informal supervision of staff.
· To play a significant role in the induction and initial support of new staff.
· To be involved in the recruitment and selection of new staff members
· To perform any other reasonable task that the Registered Manager may ask from time to time.
· To work to a flexible rota that meets the needs of the home and on occasion perform sleeping-in duties as required
· To complete out of hours On-call duties
· The Kedleston Group is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of all children and young people in our care. All staff have a key role and responsibility in this area.
· To perform the role of Designated Safeguarding Officer, acting as a source of advice on child protection matters and for co-ordinating action within the Home.
If you have a positive attitude, a good sense of humour and are passionate about working with Young People then we would love to hear from you.
We are Kedleston Group Limited. Our fantastic schools and homes support children and young people living with social, emotional and mental health challenges, autism and specific learning difficulties which may affect their behaviour. Our mission is to develop confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions. We work in partnership with young people, their families and carers and other stakeholders to achieve outcomes which make a difference.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to act in the best interests of our pupils at all times. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.