My Client is looking for an Assistant Manager to join their organisation within the Kent area. My client cares for children and young people from the ages of 8-18 years of age. You must have your diploma level 3 in Health and Social Care, Children and Young People or equivalent, and at least two years experience of working within a residential children's home at a senior level. You must also have at least five years experience of working with children and young people with behaviour problems.
As the Assistant Manager you will work closely with the Registered Manager in the Management of the home, including the day to day running and the quality of life enjoyed by the children. The Assistant Manager will be required to foster good morale and team spirit amongst the staff team and good relationships with the local community in order to create a warm, homely, caring environment within the home whilst catering for the children as a whole, nevertheless take account of the needs of the individual.
You will be required to work alongside the Registered Manager in managing the home in an efficient manner within the available resources, ensuring these are used to the best effect for the proper care of the children and running and maintenance of the home and the equipment therein. In conjunction with the Registered Manager, to be responsible for the arrangements of admission of children to the unit in line with the policy and procedures laid down by the Directors. Ensure that staffs, both Senior Residential Childcare Worker and Residential Childcare Workers (including their relief workers) are kept fully conversant by guidance, instruction and practice with all aspects of managing the home, so that they are able to take proper charge of the home in the normal course of their duties. To take appropriate action to ensure there is sufficient staff coverage at all levels, within the agreed limits, to maintain the efficient and safe running of the home.
Ensure that there are efficient and known channels of communication for the proper dissemination of information, instructions and reporting back within the home and that all staff are fully conversant with their duties, rights and responsibilities. Ensure that the care and well being of the children is maintained at the highest level at all times and that this care reflects the needs and is appropriate for the children of both sexes and if necessary, residents of varied ethnic origins, by monitoring that all staff are undertaking their duties in a responsible manner and by taking appropriate action to remedy any unsatisfactory performance, including the identification of any further staff training needs. Seek to maintain the maximum level of individuality and independence of the children commensurate with group living and encourage communication and interaction within the home in order to broaden life and stimulate. Ensure that all children receive proper medical, dental and other ancillary care appropriate to their needs and that they are kept under regular planned review.
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