Assistant Residential Manager

Recruiter
Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited
Location
Stockport
Salary
£22862/annum
Posted
24 Jul 2017
Closes
22 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Real differences for real lives”

Our client currently has a great opportunity for an experienced and talented Assistant Residential Manager.

The role

Their six bed residential home in Offerton, Stockport offers a home to young people aged 6 – 18 with emotional and behavioural difficulties due to childhood trauma. The home and its staff provide a nurture lead, family centred environment where their young people are assessed and supported into foster placements.

You will be directly accountable to the Manager, to support the role of the Manager and deputise in their absence, taking responsibility for the management of the service, including the staff team, practice, budget, resources and the welfare of children and young people. Share responsibility for ensuring that all practices are developed and performed within the organisational policies and procedures and the legislative framework pertaining to children and young people. Safeguarding children and vulnerable people is a priority for all employees.

You will support an enthusiastic team of RSCW’s providing a safe, caring and accepting environment with direction and support to young people who may present challenging, emotional and social difficulties. They empower individuals to help them break through their barriers to take control of their lives, and experience happiness and feelings of self-worth. Services continually evolve and develop to meet ever changing need. Their strong philosophy and core values are integral to their work and drive staff recruitment, structures, systems, training, policy, procedure and practice.

Their philosophy and core values:-

• Person-centred provision
• Positive behaviour support
• Participation
• Protection/safeguarding
• Parity/promoting equality and valuing diversity
• Promoting excellence
• Partnership

Essential Job Requirements

• To support the development of a style of leadership and organisational culture to ensure open and participatory management and practice, promoting the well being of individuals and a positive image of residential care.
• Participate to establish an enabling culture, and effectively manage a provision which enables children and young people to achieve optimal outcomes in a safe and secure environment.
• Implement practices which foster positive working relationships productive networks with all stakeholders and local communities.
• Have responsibility for development and motivation of teams, individuals and self to enhance performance.
• Contribute to the management and monitoring of budgets to achieve efficient and effective use of resources and delivery of a high quality service.
• Contribute to the strategic direction and development of the service, consulting and working with others to produce proposals and plans as required.

Desirable Attributes

• Knowledge of current legislation.
• Experience of Ofsted inspections.
• Understanding of attachment and trauma in relation to young people.

Benefits

Our client is a company committed to its employees. As a company in addition to a competitive salary they offer many additional benefits to their employees:

• Pension Auto-enrolment
• Death in Service Scheme
• Recognized Training and Qualifications
• Childcare vouchers, aiming to assist employees with families.

Hours

The individuals in the care of the Trust will have a variety of complex needs for which they will need varying levels of support. In order to provide the required support the staff team will work shifts. This includes weekends, evenings, and potentially providing support on the young people’s annual holidays. They have full time roles available and full flexibility over 7 days is required (40 hours a week).

Our client

The Trust provides a range of social care, special education, community support and consultancy services in the North West of England. The charity is one of the North West’s largest providers of residential homes for children from short-term emergency care to long-term placements.

Their fostering service provides family placements in the North West and neighbouring regions.
They provide some of the leading specialist education services in the North West region, operating a range of special schools, a further education college and centres supporting those who cannot attend mainstream schools. In addition, they offer a wide range of training, consultancy and support services for parents and carers.

They provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of their safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo and enhanced DBS check (no cost) and references will be taken.

They value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. As long as you meet their needs you will be offered an interview.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email