Deputy Manager- Children's Trauma
Deputy Manager- Children's Trauma
Hours: 35 hours per week, with additional sleep ins (5 per month)
Benefits: Bonus structure worth £2,500, 4 days off minimum per week, £5,000 car allowance, great training package and more
Deputy Children’s Home Manager required to work within an incredible provider of Therapeutic Residential Childcare in an all-girls care home, and they have some exciting opportunities to be part of a team that makes a real difference in the lives of traumatised children and young people.
Based in the Huntingdon area for young people 8 - 18 years of age in who have experienced childhood trauma and who may be vulnerable to CSE along with other complex needs. Our client provides therapeutic leadership and training those centres around Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy P.A.C.E. underpinned by Dyadic Development Practice and approach.
Our client firmly believes that by training, leading & supporting the staff team effectively, the best opportunity can be given for the restoration of the traumatised lives of the children and young people who are resident with them.
Duties to include:
• To lead and role model to the team a clear understanding of the Service’s Statement of Purpose. To be fully aware and conversant with its contents and be able to explain and implement its different elements to the team and ensure compliance with it.
• To be aware and fully conversant with the different approaches to each individual child and across the whole service in relation to the main dwelling Grange House and the Annex 1:1 care. To ensure that effective care is delivered day to day within the whole service environment.
• To lead and role model to the team a clear understanding of the Children’s Home Regulations and OFSTED requirements ensuring that the understanding is conveyed and understood by the team and that compliance is achieved in the day to day running of the service.
• To lead and role model to the team excellent Therapeutic Care and interventions, as outlined in each Child’s Care Plan and associated Care Documents. To ensure that the team are familiar with each child’s care documents, read and signed them and implement their contents on a day-to-day basis.
• To ensure the integrity of the Risk Assessments and Behaviour Management Plans are followed by the team and are adhered to across the whole service, main building, and Annex.
• To support, lead and role model the allocated Keyworkers in the delivery of all aspects of their function, ensuring that each child is receiving their care effectively and that the team always follow the key-work directions.
• To lead and role model the involvement Children and Young Peoples involvement in their care, ensuring they are collaborated with and advocated for in the formulation of their care, their concerns and complaints listened to, and their success celebrated.
• To role model and lead on addressing standards of the environment on a day-to-day basis by 'not walking by’ things that require addressing, ensuring the team adhere to the cleaning rota, tidiness of shared areas of the site and a particular focus on ensuring the children and staff keep a high standard of duty of care in the bedroom of the children and young people.
• To role model and lead on addressing standards of the outside environment, garden, and paddock, to ensure that the drive is kept clean, rubbish cycle is maintained and that the gardening (completed through a subcontract) is maintained to a high standard. To ensure that all garden equipment, toys, and furniture is cared for, stored correctly and maintained effectively.
• To lead and role model the addressing of all maintenance requirements, ensuring that staff communicate, record (in the maintenance log), escalate and address any breakages or failures in facilities and equipment. To ensure that any outside workforce attending site comply with the visitor policy and procedure and complete a sufficient high standard of work.
Our client work on a 3-week rolling rota for all senior staff.
All shifts are 7am - 10pm plus sleep. Finish at 7.30am after handover
Week 1 - Monday, Thursday, and Saturday (45 hours)
Week 2 = Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday (45 hours)
Week 3 - Wednesday (15 hours)
Working hours for this role as a Deputy Manager are negotiable. Ideally, we would like them to initially work a mix of office hours and shifts. Shifts allow them the time and opportunity to build on relationships with the young people and staff.
Qualifications, experience, and Skills:
• Educated to GCSE level or equivalent (Grade C minimum in both Maths and English).
• Diploma Level 3 Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) or equivalent.
• Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or equivalent
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to be tactful and diplomatic, and manage professional relationships effectively.
• OFSTED regulations and operating standards
• Safeguarding Children
• Operating processes and documentation requirements of a residential home
• ICT literate and fully competent in the use of all MS Office software.
• Good organisational and administrative skills, with a methodical approach and strong attention to detail.
• Logical and pragmatic approach to problem solving.
• Good report-writing skills.
• Financial management and budgeting
• Commitment to continuously improve service delivery.
• Resilient, patient, calm, able to perform under pressure.
• Ability to work as part of a team, or independently, and act appropriately on own initiative.
• Open-minded and flexible to new ways of working.
• Strong positive conflict resolution
£250 bonus in your 2nd month pay packet.
£250 on completion of your 6-month probation period
Automatic enrolment into Level 3 in Childcare qualification
£250 on completion of your level 3 qualification
Christmas gift perks
Team building activities.
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