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Residential Children’s Home Manager

  • Location: Luton, England
  • Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a Residential Children’s Home Manager at Northampton Borough Council paying  £45,000 – £55,000 per annum

The role:

As the Residential Children’s Home Manager, you will play a crucial role in managing a new 3-bedroom children’s residential home in Luton. This position is responsible for delivering high-quality care and support for young people primarily with EBD, leading and developing a team of dedicated professionals, and ensuring compliance with Ofsted standards and the organisation’s policies.

Key Responsibilities:

      Oversee the daily operations of the residential home, ensuring a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for the young people.

Ensure that the young people’s needs are recognised and met in a manner that promotes dignity, respect, and non-discrimination.

Protect young people from harm and abuse, implementing robust safeguarding measures both within and outside the home.

Manage the home in compliance with Ofsted regulations, legislation, and align with the ethos and policies of the organisation.

Provide effective leadership, supervision, and management to the staff team, promoting a culture of continuous improvement.

Oversee the development, implementation, and regular review of individual care plans for each young person.

Engage in the recruitment and training of staff, ensuring adherence to safe recruitment practices.

Monitor staff performance, conducting appraisals and disciplinary procedures as necessary.

Foster collaborative relationships with families, social workers, educational professionals, and other stakeholders involved in the young people’s welfare.

Utilise the home environment as a platform for promoting and enhancing the social skills and overall wellbeing of the young people.

Ensure that the home’s facilities and resources meet the individual and group needs of young people.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of child protection, safeguarding policies, and best practices.

Establish and maintain effective communication within the team and with external bodies, ensuring proper documentation and reporting.

Actively engage in the organisation’s quality assurance processes and provide regular updates to the Responsible Individual and other senior figures as necessary.

Commit to the therapeutic philosophy of the home and organisation.

Participate in the organisation’s ‘On Call’ system for out-of-hours support.

General Responsibilities:

      Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and training sessions.

Share responsibility in creating and maintaining a positive working environment.

Demonstrate flexibility in working hours to meet the home’s operational requirements.

Adhere to Health and Safety regulations, particularly concerning the maintenance and safety of the residential facility.

Perform additional duties as assigned by the Responsible Individual or other senior management.

Support staff welfare, offering guidance in stressful situations, acknowledging achievements, and addressing performance issues, including monitoring sickness absence.

Engage in ongoing personal and professional development.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

      Must have been registered with Ofsted within the last 2 years.

Demonstrated experience in managing residential care services for children or young people.

Strong leadership and team management abilities.

In-depth knowledge of child protection, safeguarding practices, and relevant legislation.

Flexibility to participate in an on-call rota.

Desirable Attributes:

      Relevant professional qualifications in social work, childcare, or a related field.

Experience with therapeutic care models.

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

Working with Seven Social Care:

Established in 2011, Seven Social Care is a leading provider of social care professionals to county councils, charities, hospitals, care homes and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of social care; including Children and Adults, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community, Support Work and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

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