Salary: Starting Salary: £54,000 per annum (Including on-call allowance)

Position: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Positions available: 1

Closing date: 31st August 2024

Registered Manager: Children’s Home

  • Permanent, Full time Position – minimum of 37.5 hours per week
  • Starting Salary: £54,000 per annum (Including on-call allowance)
  • £2,500 Outstanding Ofsted Bonus
  • £5,000 Joining Bonus
  • 28 days paid annual leave entitlement + 8 Bank Holidays

Perks, Rewards, and Benefits

  • Private Optical, Dental and Audiological cover
  • Private Medical care
  • Loyalty scheme which rewards you with extra annual leave following 2 years of service, up to 5 extra days.
  • Long service awards for 5-, 10- and 15-years’ service
  • Regular team building days, parties, meals and more!
  • Complimentary health and wellbeing support with our employee’s assistance programme
  • Full Training Package. This includes a fully funded Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare qualification.

What does the job involve?

The Registered Manager plays a pivotal role in creating a nurturing and secure environment conducive to the growth and well-being of the children and young people in our Therapeutic Community. This position demands strong leadership, effective communication skills, and a steadfast commitment to safeguarding and enhancing the lives of the children and young people we care for.

The Registered Manager assumes primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Children’s Home, overseeing various essential aspects to ensure the well-being and development of both staff and young people. The Registered Manager has the overall responsibility for but not limited to:

  • Efficiently managing the house budget to optimise resources and maintain financial sustainability.
  • Oversee the professional development of staff and the holistic development of the young people in placement, providing guidance and support as needed.
  • To formulate and regularly updates placement plans, risk assessments and positive handling plans to meet the evolving needs of each young people in our care.
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality services encompassing care, welfare, safety, and security while promoting the company’s ethos as an activity-based organisation.
  • Adhere to Channels and Choices Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, monitoring and enforcing compliance with guidelines through monthly audits.
  • Maintain an up-to-date register of children and young people admitted, transitioned, and moved on from the service, facilitating smooth transitions and continuity of care.
  • Understanding of Safer Recruitment and maintaining operational manning levels within the home, actively identifying, and addressing potential shortfalls, collaborating with the HR Team to conduct interviews and recruit new staff.
  • Represent the organisation to Local Authorities and at panels, conferences, and strategy groups.

What we are looking for:

  • Due to Ofsted Regulations, all employees in our Residential Service must be over 21 years of age.
  • Experience of working in a Senior or Strategic Role within a children’s residential care setting
  • Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Residential Service or equivalent
  • GCSE in Maths and English at C Grade of above
  • Resilient, enthusiastic, and motivated person
  • Proven ability to lead staff teams and line management experience, including supervisions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Calm, approachable manner, adaptable and non-judgemental.
  • Able to work under own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Knowledge of Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • Knowledge of the Children Act & Children’s Homes Regulations
  • Ability to drive and holds a current driving licence.
  • NVQ or Diploma Level 5 in Leadership & Management in Residential Children’s Services or equivalent (Desirable)
  • Previous experience in a Deputy Manager or Registered Manager role in a Residential Children’s Care Setting
  • Social Work Qualification of Equivalent (Desirable)
  • Any relevant or transferrable skills, such as First Aid trained (Desirable)
  • Understanding and knowledge of Therapeutic Approach to Childcare. (Desirable)

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure that you and your staff work in accordance with the Statement of Purpose and Function of the home. Understand, update, and continuously improve relevant Channels and Choices documents to include The Statement of Purpose, Young Person’s Guide, policies, and practice standards, seeking approval and communicating changes to others as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership to direct and support the staff team to deliver person centered childcare working towards the best outcomes for each young person.
  • Manage, supervise, and mentor staff; organize work patterns and training, and conduct and record regular supervisions and appraisals.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge, implement, adhere to, and give guidance to other staff on: Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015, The Children Act 1989 & 2004, Care Standards Act 2000, Equal Opportunities Policies, National Quality Standards for Children’s Homes, and Local Authority Child Protection Procedures, and any subsequent changes to said legislation.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of Ofsted Inspection guidelines, promptly implementing any recommendations following an Inspection. Timely notification of any significant events or changes within the home, including completion of Regulation 45 Reports within the given timeframe as instructed by Channels and Choices.
  • To ensure that you and your staff team implement and adhere to Channels and Choices Safeguarding Policy and Local Authority Safeguarding procedures.
  • Work cohesively and in partnership with team members and other professionals (Social Workers, Police, Education, and Health) to contribute and monitor the multidisciplinary assessment of children’s needs, support children for them to reach their full potential as outlined in their care plans, and in accordance with Channels and Choices Policies & Procedures, Local Authority Instructions, and relevant legislation.
  • Ensure Local Authority Social Workers are notified of all significant events, incidents, important changes and physical interventions within 24 hours.
  • Ensure that young people receive a sensitive residential service which best meets their individual social, racial, psychological, educational, cultural, physical identity and health care needs according to the Statement of Purpose and Function of the Home and Channels and Choices policies and procedures, and children facing crisis and stresses are offered appropriate additional support in a timely manner.
  • Organising the availability and deployment of staff within the home and wider Channels and Choices Community, ensuring rotas are covered to meet regulations met.
  • Ensure that the home is fit for purpose by ensuring that Fire Regulations and Health and Safety Regulations are met, Quality Assurance and Regulation 44 Reports action points are addressed promptly. Appropriate records kept and that fire drill procedures are adhered to in accordance with Channels and Choices policies and procedures.
  • Manage Performance and Development by using regular staff supervisions and annual appraisal process to promote a culture of self-awareness and understanding. Working in partnership with Senior Management and Human Resources to address and manage any issues of poor performance or misconduct.
  • Participate effectively in the on-call duty system.
  • Attend monthly Manager, TDP, Community and house meetings and implement any actions as agreed.
  • Complete appropriate training including the level 5 diploma in Leadership and Management within the required timeframes, ensuring that an up-to-date training record is maintained.
  • Undertaking other duties as may be deemed appropriate from time to time.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career and the chance to make a real difference to children who need it the most, apply to work for Channels & Choices today. After a successful initial application, we’ll invite you in for an informal interview.

What are you waiting for? Apply online today.

Channels and Choices are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people in our care. Staff are all required to adhere to the organisation’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures. This post will be subject to a clear Enhanced DBS Disclosure, an employment background check, satisfactory references & verification of a right to work in the UK. As part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment, CVs cannot be considered without a completed application form.

Channels & Choices are committed to ensuring that we are always recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse mix of colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our local community. We actively celebrate our staff’s different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Everyone is welcome to apply for a job with Channels & Choices and our staff are supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us.

Please note that we do not provide Sponsorship.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Tiffany Higgins (HR Manager) on 01304 361888.

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