Children's Care Home Manager - Crawley

Nurse Plus UK
05 Feb 2017
05 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client are an outstanding care provider for young people with challenging behaviour and learning difficulties across West Sussex and have been running for over 10 years. They are looking for a care manager to run one of their amazing homes. Are you a care manager with experience of working with children or a deputy home manager working with children looking for your next step? Then apply today.

You will be required to:

  • Take overall responsibility for all staff, delegating effectively and appropriately.
  • Manage and monitor labour costs, staffing structures and rotas.
  • Provide Leadership and management of the home
  • To maintain in depth knowledge of current legislation, company procedures and policies.
  • To manage a quality service and achieve a Good OFSTED standard and aiming to increase the rating subsequently.
  • To represent the home to outside agencies and ensure compliance with the statutory requirement imposed by them.
  • To promote a positive image of care as part of the overall service.
  • To display leadership promoting the well-being of all individuals within the home.
  • To carry out regular cleanliness and hygiene checks.

Person Specification


  • A minimum of two years experience within the last 5 years of working with Children in a residential setting.
  • Experience of Child protection procedures.
  • Experience of staff support.
  • NVQ/QCF 3 Caring for children & young people or equivalent.
  • A good understanding of: Every Child matters, Children homes regulations and the Care Standards Act 2000.
  • Motivated and positive approach
  • Ability to organise self and others.


  • Experience of leadership within a children's home setting
  • Supervision of staff
  • Therapeutic strategies
  • QCF Level 5 leadership within a children's home setting
  • Knowledge of West Sussex safeguarding procedures and the joint protocol for reducing the prosecution of looked after children
  • HR support skills
  • Computer skills

The role is a Monday - Friday from 9-5pm with some flexibility. Managers are expected to do a minimum of one on call per week which may involve attending the homes in the night in emergency situations. These additional hours will be paid at applicable over time rates.

The salary is between £30,000 and £33,000 with the possibility of earning bonus via Ofsted reports.