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Assistant Home Manager

Posted 13 March by Simple Recruitment Services Limited Easy Apply Ended

Our client provides bespoke packages of Care and Education in a therapeutic environment . They work with young people with extensive , complex needs with high risk behaviours .

Our client based in the Silsoe area is looking for an Assistant manager to work closely with the Home manager in running of a busy home.

Job Purpose

  • To support the home manager to provide professional support, guidance and supervision to a team of residential child care practitioner and be responsible for the day to day management of the home in the absence of the home manager.

  • Assist the home manager to ensure effective working relationships with all relevant Local Authority staff and social workers, and with all other relevant statutory agencies, e.g. police, child protection and CAMHS.

  • Assist the home manager to ensure the home provides and maintains the highest levels of therapeutic care and service in accordance with the legislative framework, company procedures, ethos and policy.

  • Assist the home manager to ensure the safety of all children and staff, and that safeguarding practice, procedures and recording meet all regulatory requirements and professional expectations.

  • Assist the home manager with the implementation of the relevant plan for each child or young person, to monitor progress against the relevant plan and ensure it is reviewed as necessary

  • Assist the home manager to manage effectively and efficiently all allocated resources of the home, both human and financial.

    Assist the home manager to ensure effective maintenance of all documented procedures for tasks that deliver statutory compliance.

Managing Service Delivery

  • To assist with the management of all matters of statutory compliance for the home and ensure that all statutory requirements are met.

  • To ensure key stages in the stay of children and young people such as admission and discharge are properly managed, and reflect decisions recorded in relevant plans.

  • Ensure that effective placement plans, risk assessments, risk management and health care plans, and all relevant documentation, are in place for all resident children.

  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with parents and other family members; social workers; school staff and other professionals with a concern for the children’s needs such as general practitioners.

Managing People

  • To assist the home manager to provide leadership, guidance and management to staff within the home and create a positive and mutually supportive culture within the staff team.

  • To assist the regular and effective supervision and performance management are in place and that staff are trained and meeting all relevant requirements.

  • To assist the home manager to maintain of effective communication systems, including handovers, logbooks, regular supervision and staff meetings

  • To assist the home manager to monitor staff well-being including sickness absences, implementing company policy and procedures as appropriate.

Managing People

  • To assist the home manager to provide leadership, guidance and management to staff within the home and create a positive and mutually supportive culture within the staff team.

  • To assist the regular and effective supervision and performance management are in place and that staff are trained and meeting all relevant requirements.

  • To assist the home manager to maintain of effective communication systems, including handovers, logbooks, regular supervision and staff meetings

  • To assist the home manager to monitor staff well-being including sickness absences, implementing company policy and procedures as appropriate.

Managing Resources

  • To be involved in the recruitment and appointment of staff within the locality and the home within the company’s Equal Opportunity policy.

  • To be involved in the allocation of roles and responsibilities within the Home and to maintain effective operation at all times whilst deploying resources efficiently.

  • To work with the home manager to ensure that staff hours worked and annual leave are accurately recorded and ensure that the correct information is passed to Payroll within specified deadlines.

  • To work with the home manager in monitoring staff performance to maintain high levels of performance and low absenteeism.

  • To work with the home manager to ensure that the home is kept in a clean, tidy and well-maintained condition and that repairs, linen and furnishings are of an adequate standard.

  • To work with the home manager to ensure that adequate and appropriate security, health and safety and fire safety monitoring and recording systems operate within the Home.

Person Specification/Competencies

  • Ability to work independently, lead a staff team and managers and work cohesively within the management group

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Demonstrate commitment to the staff in the home and other home managers in their locality, young people, the service and each other in order to achieve high quality outcomes.

  • Work in such a way which 'models’ expectations and behaviour to both staff and young people.

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements

Within the last 5 years, worked for at least 2 years in a position relevant to the residential

  • care of children and young people

    Worked for at least one year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role

  • Hold on appointment or complete within 2 years from the date of appointment Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or a considers to be equivalent to the Level 5 Diploma

  • Level 3 QCF children and young people qualification
  • Full manual driving licence

Excellent comm

Reference: 34385878

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