Registered Children's Home Manager

Prophet Care Recruitment
Chelmsford, Essex
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

At Prophet Care Recruitment we are looking for a Registered Manager to lead and manage a new Children's Residential home for severe Learning Disabilities for 8 to 18 year olds, and its new staff team.
As a Children's Home Registered Manager you will have overall responsibility for the day to day running of the Home in line with company policies and procedures, Ofsted requirements and Local Authorities' expectations. You will also be expected to take on call responsibilities for our Residential services when required according to the rolling rota in place. Successful candidates will have the ability to recruit, manage and mentor staff team.

To be considered for this position you must have previous ratings with Ofsted achieving the minimum of 'good', also you must have understanding of compliance procedures for all staff and be able to drive.

Qualifications and experience required:

Hold the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and management for Residential Childcare or a qualification that the registered provider considers to be the equivalent to the Level 5 Diploma.
Within the past 5 years has spent at least 2 years in a position relevant to the residential care of children and worked for at least one year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role.
Flexibility of hours as there will be occasion for contact outside of normal hours
Responsible for understanding and promoting equal opportunities policy
Health and Safety
To be responsible for the health and safety of residents and staff
Administrative Staff at the Home
Understanding of Ofsted guidelines and regulations
Duties & Responsibilities

To supervise and offer constructive feedback and be involved in the assessment and supervision of staff
To advise on policies and procedures to reflect the aims and objectives of the Home; to develop systems for monitoring progress towards the achievement of such aims and objectives
To ensure that services are delivered according to the Statement of Purpose for the Home
To access the development needs of residents and to monitor and improve the Home’s care plan and practices for each young person
To generate an open and supportive atmosphere within the Home between staff members and between staff and residents, to enable the growth and development of both staff and residents
To ensure the Home is physically safe and to provide a good quality environment for the children
To create and develop links between the community and the Home to enable children to participate fully in the life of the community
To ensure children and staff are aware of all the procedures relating to complaints and concerns and how to activate them
To recruit, train and develop staff to meet the objectives of the Home in accordance with agreed procedures
To manage and operate budgets within the agreed guidelines for the Home
To ensure the assessed needs of young people in the Home are met on a day-to-day basis
To contribute effectively to each child’s placement plan review and looked after child review
To ensure that the young person contributes as far as is feasible in the review process
To ensure that there is a comprehensive plan for young people preparing to leave care
If you feel that you have the experience required for the role above and would like to be considered for this position please do not hesitate in sending your CV across to us today!