Deputy Home Manager - Children

Fortress Recruitment
From £24,000 to £24,500 per annum
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a great opportunity for an experienced children & young people's support worker, to become a Deputy Manager for a small residential children's home based in Harlow Essex. As the Deputy Manager, you will hold QCF/NVQ3 in Health & Social Care or Children & Young People and be a car driver. You will work within the home which is registered for children between 11-18 years old with emotional and behavioural needs.

You will assist the Manager in achieving the aims and objectives of the statement of purpose and support the staff team to enable them to meet the needs of the children and young people. You will undertake direct work with children and young people as appropriate and ensure each shift is planned and resources are allocated. You will work in partnership with other professionals to achieve positive outcomes for the young people. You will facilitate supervision and support staff in line with the Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards and as directed by the Registered Manager.

As the Assistant Manager, you will be attending childcare reviews, preparing reviews and weekly reports, undertaking direct work with young people and acting as an appropriate role model. Maintaining accurate written records in logs, continuation sheets and files both to record information and enable regular monitoring and evaluation to take place. Chairing children’s meetings and facilitating consultation with young people generally.
Providing supervisory control and direction in relation to staff duties and responsibilities. Taking responsibility for planning shifts and ensuring their smooth running when on duty. Providing consultation and informal advice and support to staff in relation to day to day matters. Providing an out of hours on call support service on a rotational basis. You will be contracted to work two whole shifts and eight office hours per week. You will need to work a minimum of one weekend in every three.

If you are interested in this role and would like to see a full job description please send your CV over online for a prompt response.