Registered Care Manager
£24000 - £28000/annum
Dudley, West Midlands
Full time, permanent position
Come and join our friendly and welcoming team
We are looking for candidates with a Level 4 or 5 qualification in Children & Young People
You will ideally be a car driver, due to the location of our service
Do you believe that some of your best traits are compassion, empathy and friendliness? Would you say that you're the type of person who likes to make people smile? Would you like to work in a job that adds real value to people’s lives and at the same time offers you an actual career and job security? If this is how you see yourself, and these are the type things you're looking for, then maybe this could be the right job opportunity for someone just like you.
At CareTech, we pride ourselves on our friendly, innovative, person-centred, empowering and positive values that we reflect as a company. We are seeking candidates who share the same passion for the values as we do, offering a career where you can develop these attributes further. Does this sound like you? Would you love the opportunity to make a real difference to our Young People’s lives as a Registered Manager? Then we need your support!
We are seeking a professional to act as the Registered Manager in our Dudley based home in accordance with the responsibilities and guidelines identified in the Care Standards Act. This is a very welcoming home, where you will work closely with young people with physical and / or learning disabilities and support them with respite care.
You will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring and review of the practices and systems in the home, to ensure that they meet and exceed the requirements of the Quality Standards for Children's Homes and the requirements of the Policies and Procedures of Inspire / CareTech.
The Registered Manager is responsible for ensuring the delivery and review of practices and systems designed to meet the Quality Standards for Children's Homes, including ensuring that young people:
• receive the individual support they need when they need it
• are encouraged and enabled to have choice over their clothes, personal requisites and have these needs met
• are able to maintain constructive contact with their families, friends and other significant people in their lives
• receive care and support which helps them prepare for adulthood
• have privacy that is respected and that information is confidentially handled
• enjoy appropriate, positive relationships with staff based on honesty and mutual respect
• are assisted to develop socially acceptable behaviour through the encouragement of such behaviour and constructive staff response to inappropriate behaviour
• enjoy homely accommodation, decorated, furnished and maintained to a high standard, providing adequate facilities for their use
• live in a well designed and pleasant home providing sufficient space and facilities to meet their needs
• are protected from bullying and benefit from an atmosphere where bullying is known to be unacceptable
You must also:
• maintain high standards of childcare and to be flexible in adapting to meet young people's needs
• create a homely and safe setting for children and young people and to actively involve them in this
• ensure that young people experience planned and sensitively handled admission and leaving processes
• ensure that young people enjoy the stability of an efficiently run home
• ensure that young people benefit from and are protected by clear procedures regarding absences without authority and are responded to appropriately on return
• ensure that all significant events relating to the protection of young people accommodated in the home are notified to the appropriate person
• ensure that young people, their families and other significant people are aware of what services are provided in the home, how they will be looked after and how the home operates, through the provision of the home's Statement of Purpose and Children's Guide
• ensure that children have their needs effectively and comprehensively assessed and that there is a written plan which outlines how these needs will be met and implemented
• be responsible for the recording of young people's needs, development and progress
• ensure that young people are encouraged and supported to make decisions about their lives and it influence the way the home is run
• We provide a full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards
• We provide superb FREE training to achieve qualifications in Social Care
• We have a proven progression path - most of those who started as Support Workers are now Residential Managers
• We offer competitive rates of pay, along with an impressive benefits package including an employee assistance helpline, flexible additional holiday purchase scheme, childcare vouchers, special retail discount vouchers, stakeholder pension scheme
• We offer apprenticeships to those with less experience looking to get into the sector
This is not a full job description, one can be supplied to the candidate on request.
Due to the nature of the role, we will pay for you to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, prior to starting with us. Under the Equality Act 2010, some posts may have a minimum age requirement, based on the age of the oldest child within the service you are applying for. CareTech is an equal opportunities employer and will invite disabled applicants to contact us to identify any additional support that they may require throughout the recruitment process.
Due to the volume of applications, if you do not receive an invitation to interview within 14 working days, then consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion; we do, however have other services you may be suitable for in surrounding areas for the roles below: Support Workers, Team Leaders, Deputy Managers, Registered Managers.