We are excited to announce the launch of a brand-new residential children’s home in Buxton which will support young people to achieve positive outcomes and fulfil their potential.
Part of the Kedleston Group, the home, called Dovedale House, will support children aged up to 16. It will provide a safe, nurturing and welcoming home for young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties as well as those with autism or a learning disability.
We are looking for committed, supportive and passionate people to join our dynamic and friendly team of residential care workers. You will play a key part in the development and wellbeing of the children at Dovedale House, and in return will be supported to progress in your career.
QUALIFICATIONS: NVQ L3 Working with Children and Young People essential
SHIFT WORK with some nights required
Main Purpose of Job:
To assist the Registered and Deputy Managers in the effective day to day running of an exciting new children's home that we are due to launch in early 2021.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Ensuring effective leadership of the house when on duty, such that it is organised, and managed in a manner that delivers the best possible child care.
2. Ensuring a high standard of care and support is available to each child when on duty and that all child care practices in place meet the requirements of current legislation and the expectations of the inspecting regulatory bodies.
4. Participating in the safeguarding of all the children and ensuring that Buxton House’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is adhered to
5. Promoting and ensuring the general health, safety and welfare of the staff and children and ensuring adherence to Heysham House’s Health and Safety Policy, and contributing to Buxton House’s Risk Assessment programme.
6. Ensuring all the medical needs of the children are catered for and routine appointments and check-ups are maintained.
7. Ensuring that all current legislation is followed in relation to the handling, recording, safekeeping, administering and disposal of medication.
8. Maintaining appropriate liaisons with parents / guardians and outside agencies.
9. Attending meetings of staff and young people under the direction of the Management team.
10. Assisting with the operational and management budgets relevant to residential life with fellow team leaders.
11. Taking 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.
12. Participating in the recruitment and selection of members of the care team including hosting Care Worker visits and providing feedback to members of the Management Team.
13. Collaborating with the Management Team and Team Teach Instructors in implementing and monitoring relevant aspects of Heysham House’s Behaviour Management: Policy, Procedures and Guidance.
14. Maintaining detailed records and logs pertaining to the above areas.
15. Participating in preparing and reviewing Placement Plans for each child and ensuring these meet all regulatory guides, and attending Reviews to represent Heysham House as and when it is appropriate to do so.
16. Providing cover for the role of Deputy Homes Manager from time to time, under the direction of the Management team
17. Undertaking other such duties of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Management team.
18. To adhere at all times to the GSCC Codes of Practice.
19. Training and Development
(a) Participating in arrangements for his / her induction, supervision, training and development.
(b) Successfully completing all training and qualifications in accordance with organisational and regulatory requirements.
· 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.