Registered Children’s Home Manager

Dunstable, Bedfordshire
£34000 Per Annum
03 Oct 2018
31 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and motivated manager with excellent leadership skills, who has a desire to make a difference to help young people develop skills to support and fulfil their life’s ambitions. My Clients aims of the home are to provide a safe haven in which children and young people can learn appropriate life skills and behaviour, which will help them to live fulfilling lives beyond their time and experience in care.  The successful applicant will manage all aspects of a 4 bedded children’s home

Duties and Responsibilities:
    Protect children and young people from threats to health, welfare and normal development inside and outside of the home environment
    Ensure home environment is appropriate and sensitive to needs of children and young people looked after
    Managing the home through procedures, policies and activities engaged in to provide a positive and enjoyable experience for the child or young person they are responsible for
    Ensuring key stages in the stay of the child or young person such as admissions, discharge, transfers are properly managed and recorded
    Ensure staff dealing with complex cases are given support and advice
    Develop and maintain professional relationships with social workers, teaching staff and other professionals from associated agencies engaged in childcare
    To assist in the management and operation of budget and petty cash within guidelines 
    To assist in the homes budgeting estimates
    Providing leadership and guidance to assist in the development of staff
    To have responsibility in the deployment and management of staff on a day-to-day basis
    To be involved in the monitoring, appraisal and disciplining of staff as necessary

Minimum requirements:
    QCF Level 5 in Childcare or Equivalent 
    Full UK Manual Driving Licence 
    2 years experience working with children in the last 5 years and at least 1 year at senior level 
    Supervision or management experience 
    Experience of working with children, young people and their families 
    Experience of work in a residential setting 
    Knowledge and understanding of the Children Act 1989 and associated regulations and practice guidance 
    An Enhanced DBS Disclosure

Closing date:  ASAP
Interview: ASAP
Contact: Ismail at Job Paths 4 U

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