Residential Childcare - Registsred Children's Home Manager
Salary - £34000 - £36000/annum
Location - Kent
We are recruiting for our client, a care group that is a specialist company providing wrap around services for children in care.
Due to expansion, we are seeking to add to its successful management team. The successful candidate will join one of the few expanding and specialist children's services.
Within four years the group has already established itself with a wide range of authorities for the provision and excellence of care and support we give young people.
Our reputation is preceding us and you will be joining a team with a strong philosophy and ability to deliver for every young person. As a registered manager, you will work alongside our own specialist DFE education services, outward bound projects, Transitions and outreach teams.
The approach to young people in care services involves significant involvement in external activities and programs of sports and community involvement.
We are seeking managers with a proven track record of designing and delivering care through registered services, and those who seek to be an integral part in the design and development of care within a young and expanding company which will offer further opportunities.
You will form part of the management team and through structured meetings be involved in the development of services and the company as well as your home.
You must have an NVQ4 / RMA or equivalent and at least two years in a senior role within a registered children's home. You will also have a good understanding of the children's acts, but most of all you must have a passion for young people and a vision for their future.
This is an equal opportunities employer.
Every member of our childcare team is equally important to us, whether they are a Residential Support Worker, School Support Assistant or our Operations Director. Every staff member will experience a variety of situations on a daily basis, making roles with us both challenging and rewarding. Support and Training is at the heart of the Group, and as such, staff are encouraged to enhance their knowledge and skills and work towards nationally recognised qualifications and career development.
Our Philosophy of Care
The Philosophical approach is based in on the concept that we strongly believe that Children and Young People need positive engagement and re-enforcement through creative play, sporting activities and individual interests, abilities and talents.
We aim to provide children and Young People with new and exciting experiences that will develop and enhance their confidence and self-esteem to bring about positive changes in their lives.
We have a multi-talented and diverse staff team who have the ability to role model and develop relationships with Young People in our care, whose early attachments with their primary care givers has often been inconsistent and not developed securely.
All homes are suitable for both genders for between eleven and eighteen years old.
Our home’s provide a safe environment incorporating our philosophy of care. We provide comprehensive planned or emergency services for Young People in need of immediate, temporary or longer term support and intervention. Each Young Person will have an individual planner that caters for all their interests, whatever these may be, to engage and channel them in a positive way.
The aim of our homes Quality Assurance is to implement framework that can assist in improving outcomes for the children in our care.
The Framework is influenced by guidelines such as:
Adoption and Children Act 2002 (and associated National Minimum Standards and statutory guidance);
Care Standards Act 2000 (and associated National Minimum Standards);
Children Act 1989 Guidance and Regulations Volume 5: Children’s Homes(2011);
Children and Young Person’s Act 2008 (and associated Care Planning, Placement and Care Review Regulations);
Children Act 2004;
Working Together to Safeguard Children (Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2010).
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply or contact us.