Do you have experience of working in a registered children's home? Are you seeking to move in to a management role?
Are you passionate about giving children and young people with disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential?
Do you have the skills, vision, enthusiasm and drive we are looking for to be a Deputy Manager in our successful residential short breaks service? If so, West Berkshire Council may have the role you've been waiting for.
We are looking for a Deputy Manager to work alongside the Registered Manager of our Castle Gate residential short breaks service. The role will include oversight of residential care staff and support staff, assisting the Registered Manager with strategic development of the service and helping to ensure that the highest standards of care are met and that a flexible and responsive service is provided to children with disabilities and their families in West Berkshire. You will have some responsibility for covering shifts in order to provide management oversight and model best practice to staff, but you will also have protected time for your management role.
To be successful in this role, you will be a highly skilled, experienced and motivated residential childcare worker, preferably with some management experience in a children's home, although this is not essential. You will have experience of working with children and young people with disabilities and complex needs. You will need a robust knowledge of the regulatory requirements of a registered children's home.
You will need excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to motivate staff and communicate your passion for achieving the best possible outcomes for children with disabilities.
We regard our staff as our greatest asset. You will receive regular supervision, have access to excellent training opportunities and will be supported to develop your professional skills and interests.
This is an opportunity to work for a Local Authority which delivers high quality services for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Our Local Area SEND Inspection report stated:
"The work of leaders and professionals in West Berkshire is driven successfully by their genuine and shared desire to do their best for children and young people who have SEN and / or disabilities. Throughout the West Berkshire area, at every level, practitioners demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and a drive for further improvement"
This is your opportunity to join a team of talented and committed professionals who are making a real difference for children with disabilities.
This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
Please contact Jane Seymour on 01635 519783 for an informal chat about this role.
West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
To be considered for this post, an application form must be completed. Applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.
Closing date: 30/09/2020
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people in under represented groups such as people with disabilities or from a minority ethnic group.