Children's Home Deputy Manager

07 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Person Specification

All applicants must be able to commit to 39 hours and 3 sleep ins per week. Overtime opportunities are available however these are to be agreed between the employee and the business.

Our shift pattern is flexible, with the rota being released every 6 weeks and will be given with notice. The usual shift is two 8am - 11pm and a 8 hour shift with a sleep in 3 times a week (totalling 39 hours) however this is flexible and different shifts will be rotored to consider for training and specific client requirements.


* Ensure the home you are working in is kept to a high standard and maintains a positive and warm feel

* Ensure health and safety checks are complete

* Complete all necessary training, such as food hygiene and fire safety.

* Ensure information is passed to the administrative team as required

* Manage medication, petty cash, logs/reports and admin of home to a good standard; this may include the delegation of tasks to other staff,.

Management of Staff

* Ensure all new staffs are supported fully and complete their induction packs.

* Ensure you are providing both informal and formal support to the staff working with you

* Offer formal supervision monthly to the staff in your line management

* Raise any concerns about staff to your line manager

* Contribute to the internal training package.

* Develop your own and the staff ability to learn social work theory and enhance their reflective skills.

* Work with the Social Worker to ensure all meetings are implemented regarding your house, as per the meeting protocol of FEVACA.

* Complete the on call rota and partake in this on the days you are on shift, ensuring it is covered (even if by other managers) at all times: It is also the Deputy Manager's responsibility to ensure they provide up to date profiles and information on the it system for other managers.


* Positive and non Judgemental value base

* Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and anti discriminatory practice

* A knowledge of the Children Act, Leaving Care Act and subsequent guidance.

* Ability to represent the organisation to external bodies and members of the community.

* Ability to oversee and contribute to the management of the households.

* Willingness to work shift including sleep Ins, weekends and bank holidays.

* Experience of working with children and young people

* Good standard of written and verbal English, including report writing and assessment skills.

* A knowledge of the regulatory framework for Supported Housing (QAF & minimum Standards)

* Ability to supervise and lead other practitioners within the project.


* Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and guidance

* Knowledge of Housing legislation and the process of moving young people on

* Knowledge of Criminal Justice and young peoples experience of this process

* Knowledge of mental health issues and services which can respond to this need

* Knowledge of drug and alcohol issues and service which may support clients in this area