Nexgen Locum has a fantastic opportunity for a Deputy Manager.
* Experience as an EBD Manager/Deputy Manager
* Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management or equivalent qualification
* Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce, or equivalent
* Good understanding of Ofsted regulations
* Experience of working with children and young people in a residential setting
* Current Knowledge of childcare and child protection laws
The ideal candidate would be someone who is positive, career driven, energetic and self-motivated with outstanding leadership skills, has a child-centred approach and who has a desire to make a difference in helping young people develop their independent skills to support their life's ambitions.
About the Role
The roles and responsibilities of a Deputy Manager:
* Assisting the Registered Manager in overseeing the day to day running of the home including clear and effective procedures for monitoring and controlling the activities of the home, the financial viability of the home, any serious incident, allegations or complaints about the provision, and the quality of the provision.
* Ensuring young people take an active role in contributing to the running of the home and that their views and concerns are listened to and appropriately responded to.
* Ensuring staff engage and communicate effectively with young people, ensuring each young person's spiritual, moral, social, and cultural needs are met.
* Ensuring that all staff working within the home provide a consistent service to the young people resident in the home. Staff working in the home should work consistently within the framework of relevant legislation and the homes policies and procedures.
* Responsible and accountable for the day-to-day line management and supervision of care staff (Team Leaders and Care and Support Mentors) within the home.
* Ensuring training and development of care staff and others as required
* Providing and overseeing the required paperwork related to managing a children's home.
* Regular monitoring, in line with regulations, all records kept by the home to ensure compliance with the homes policies, to identify any concerns about specific incidents and to identify patterns and trends. This includes all relevant policies, the statement of purpose, children's guide, individual young people's case files, supervision and training records, health and safety information including fire safety, COSHH information, financial and budgetary information, complaints, incident reports and anything else stated as required in the appropriate legislation or requested for a specific young person, subject to agreement with the placing authority.
* Facilitating inspection visits from regulatory bodies and routine regulation 44 inspections ensuring all relevant information is accessible and easily available.
* Supporting staff in their interactions with young people, attend and chair multi-disciplinary meetings, team meetings, house meetings, attend LAC reviews, PEP reviews and other meetings at the request of the local authority, conduct debriefs and reflective practice when necessary.
* Deputise for the Registered Manager, covering any leave or periods of time where the Registered Manager is working away from the home.
* Being the senior member of staff on a shift rota basis.
* Identifying as the Link Worker/ Case Manager as appropriate for young people resident in the home.
We will offer you an in-depth induction plan to follow whilst completing your shadow shifts. During this time, you will complete various online training to help develop your skills and widen your knowledge allowing you to support the young people to the best of your ability. Training will also include face to face sessions in Emergency First Aid at Work, Safeguarding Children and Young People and Restraint Training.
You will receive four to six weekly supervisions and yearly appraisals giving you the opportunity to receive one to one support from your line manager