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Job Title: Deputy Manager
Location: Arnold, Nottingham
About the Group
Pathway Care Residential is part of the NFA Group, the UK’s largest independent children's services group. Pathway comprises of 19 homes throughout the UK. We deliver high quality, child- focused residential care to young people from the age of eight upwards. It is by no accident that 95% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good. We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
About the home
Pathway are recruiting a Deputy Manager to join Woodview, one of our Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) home based in Arnold, Nottingham. Our beautiful and homely residential setting provides 24/7 care for up to three young people. Each child has their own room which they decorate to their individual tastes and cater for their requirements. The children could display a variety of challenges and be verbally or physically aggressive. Therefore, we are looking for enthusiastic and caring people to help make a difference to these children regardless of the challenges you may be faced with.
About the role
Candidates should possess and be able to demonstrate strong management, leadership and organisational skills, together with a relevant NVQ Level 3 or Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma or equivalent qualification. Sufficient experience will also be required to enable you to function at this level. Successful candidates should be willing to pursue and complete further professional training such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Residential Childcare. You must also have an up to date training portfolio and have a good knowledge of Safeguarding children with social, emotional, behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour.
You will also be required to be flexible with the working hours and you may be placed on call. Hours may vary within the week to include weekend and evening cover work as required. Your role may require you to attend evening meetings and shifts.
This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has aspirations to become a Registered Children’s Homes Manager. The post holder will be responsible for some aspects of management of the home and the team in accordance with Pathway Care Residential’s policy and procedure guidance.
Essential/ Desirable criteria
- Ability to work within a 24/7 operation
- Good communication and listening skills
- Able and willing to partake in relevant training and on occasion be involved in physical interventions
- Accurate record keeper
- Organisational skills
- Good team player
Be part of the UK’s largest independent children’s services group and receive:
- Career progression opportunities
- Continuous personal development opportunities
- Enrich and improve the lives of our young people
- An interesting and varied career
- You will be paid hourly
- Sleep ins are paid £40
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