Deputy Children's Home Manager

Posted 8 May by Proline Care
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Are you an experienced looking for a new challenge for 2024? Proline Care Recruitment Limited is seeking an experienced Deputy Manager for a Children's Home in Ashford

Deputy Home Manager vacancy details:

  • Deputy manager Salary = from £31,000
  • Contract Type = Permanent.
  • Job Type = Full time.

You will be responsible for managing, supporting and helping to direct a team of Residential Care Workers within the Children's Home. Take responsibility for ensuring consistent, clear and effective planning, monitoring and evaluation of the individual child’s needs. Have the knowledge and ability to manage the home in the manager’s absence.


  • To be responsible for the effective management, co-ordination and development of a range of quality services for young people.
  • To ensure delivery of care and education plan objectives.
  • To take responsibility for specified aspects of safeguarding within the home.
  • To promote the development of the children and young people.
  • To ensure that the home environment is appropriate and sensitive to the needs of the children being looked after there and complies with health and safety and other legal requirements.
  • To ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • To communicate evidence of identified need, strategies and support requirements through internal and external processes.
  • To participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of individual children’s care plans.
  • In liaison with the Registered Manager and school, to set review targets and prepare development plans for the individual house in order to contribute to the Development Plan and strategic plan.
  • To ensure that the individual needs of children and young people in regards to care, health and education are met; and to ensure religious observance and culturally significant activities are maintained.
  • To work alongside the Registered Manager to ensure the effective management of delegated budgets to achieve effective and efficient use of resources.
  • To ensure that excellent communication and consultation is maintained with children and young people’s Local authority throughout the time of their placement.
  • To participate and ensure that excellent communication and consultation with children and young people’s parents / carers or significant others throughout the time of their placement.
  • To have line management responsibilities for the care staff, ensuring they receive appropriate induction, supervision and performance management to enable them to fulfil their line management responsibilities.
  • To promote team development and effective team working in order to deliver high quality services.
  • To monitor and model best practise and performance and evaluate and record attendance of staff
  • To ensure consistent practice, approach and strategies across the staff team.
  • To maintain effective budgetary control with clear planning and delegated areas of responsibility and within laid down guidelines.
  • To monitor ongoing expenditure.
  • To ensure that staff operate financial systems within the required guidelines such as petty cash and purchase orders.
  • To ensure that risk assessments are completed, signed by all relevant parties and updated as necessary.
  • To maintain high standards of childcare and to be flexible in adapting to meet children’s needs.
  • To maintain and continue to develop professional knowledge and skills through appropriate training, reading and other such activities.
  • To maintain high standards of reporting to external agencies.


  • A minimum of 3 years successful experience working with children in a residential setting
  • NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care - Children & Young People or the Diploma Level 3 Children / Young people Workforce
  • Minimum of 1-year’s experience of staff supervision
  • Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy
  • Full Driving Licence

Please note that this is not an entry-level position. Prior experience is required.

Required skills

  • Care Plans
  • Child Care
  • Child Protection
  • Driver
  • Health Care
  • Supervising
  • Residential Care

Reference: 52486071

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