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House Manager – Children and Young People

Contact Information: careers@kedlestongroup.com
Location: Kirklington, Newark
Salary: £29,180 – £32,538 per annum
Date Posted: 24/05/2022
Closing Date: "No Closing Date Stated"
Job Type: permanent
Setting: Wings School Notts
Job Description:

At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way.

We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.

About the role:

As a House Manager at Wings School Notts, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will be responsible for running the home on a day to day basis and provide a stimulating environment, conducive to the educational, personal and social development of the children as outlined on their education, health and care plans (EHCP). You will be a Key Worker for a child or small groups of children offering appropriate levels of support, guidance and care and you will maintain regular contact with the parents/carers of our children and young people, under the direction of senior staff. You will ensure effective leadership of the house and residential community when on duty, such that it is organised, and managed in a manner that delivers the best possible child care, you will take a full and active role in the induction, supervision, training and appraisal of the care staff which you hold responsibility for, and in particular working with other senior staff in promoting safe practices in positive handling and be participating in the recruitment and selection of members of the care team including hosting Care Worker visits and providing feedback to members of the Leadership Team. In addition you will contribute to the development, review and revision of policies, procedures guidance and documentation appropriate to residential life and share the operational and management budgets relevant to residential life with fellow senior care staff.

About you:

For this role, we are looking for someone who has experience of working within a children’s home setting and care planning for children, is passionate about supporting young people, has management experience and holds a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent. If you share our commitment to developing confident and capable young people and making a difference to their lives by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions, we would love to hear from you.

Why work for us?

  • a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
  • a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
  • continued professional development and training
  • contributions to your pension
  • a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people

Benefits include:

  • £500 refer-a-friend bonus
  • OFSTED bonuses
  • life assurance/death in service 2 x salary
  • cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
  • discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
  • birthday treats
  • long service and employee of the month awards
  • employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
  • optional flu jab

About us:                                       

Wings School Notts, part of Kedleston Group Limited, is an independent specialist day school and children’s home in Newark for children and young people aged between the ages of 9 and 17. Children who have social and emotional needs (SEMH), autism (ASC), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attachment needs, childhood trauma or other specific learning difficulties thrive at Wings School Notts and we have received four 'Outstanding' Ofsted Social Care gradings in a row, with Ofsted saying "The children’s home provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good."

We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.

Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.

The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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