Residential Support Worker

Posted 5 days ago by Connect Staffing Limited Easy Apply

The client is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a nationally
based market leading care provider and to develop your career within an organization that promotes employee grown and development.

The client is a 5/6 bedded residential home for young people with EBD needs and is situated on the outskirts of Dover, Kent.
Taking complete responsibility for the running of service provision, the new Manager will be expected set up and open the home, set high standards in line with the
Company's expectations, provide leadership, support and direction for the care team and champion the Company’s ethos. They will also need to be able to work with
professionals from a wide range of different disciplines.
The successful applicants will need to have had a wide range of experience as a child care practitioner having managed teams for at least two years in a residential setting.
A Level 5 Diploma / DipSW qualifications or equivalent are essential. Full driving licence is required.

Job Purpose:
To take overall responsibility for the management and leadership of the Children’s Home as the Registered Manager in charge, promoting high standards of care in line with our
regulatory bodies.
The Registered Manager will ensure young people receive excellent levels of emotional and physical care, within a home that offers a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment
with a staff team that is supportive, and enabling, providing opportunities and experiences to instil positive values and reaffirm the importance of children enjoying a childhood.
To lead and manage both employees and resources to ensure high standards of service are achieved within the home, exceeding regulatory standards.
To manage the budget of the home and ensure the business remains viable and to meet and exceed the key performance indicators for people, quality and performance.

Meeting Standards / Compliance / Quality
Ensure that all employees within the home understand their role, so that they are able to undertake their duties and responsibilities to a consistently high standard in the
normal course of their duties. Comply with all statutory / legislative requirements. Comply with the Company’s policies and procedures and all other relevant supplementary
instructions. Liaise with and co-operate at all times with relevant Local Authority employees and other professionals, meeting their requirements as appropriate.
Prepare detailed reports for Statutory and Case Reviews to a consistently high standard. Meet legislative and Company Health and Safety standards. Implement quality
assurance practices to monitor and evaluate standards of the individual and of the team performance, to support the company to achieve its objective to continuously improve upon

To manage the designated budget, ensuring value for money is achieved.
Monitor and control expenditure of the homes spending. Take control of all of the home’s spending. Monitor the young person’s spending of their allowances.
Authorise and monitor items purchased for the home. Investigate and report any financial irregularities appropriately.

Employee Management:
Maintain a positive working environment. Recruit high calibre employees that demonstrate our values and behaviours and delivery consistently high quality services.
Drive a high engagement culture through vision and great leadership, coaching, development, recognition and communication to retain our people. Robust performance management,
including supervision and appraisals. Identify and pursue training and development needs to drive succession and talent management of our people. Manage people matters and
challenging situations, such as discipline, grievance, capability, and absence. Ensure the workplace upholds effective systems that are understood, implemented and monitored,
with consideration to Company policy and procedure, including those relating to Health and Safety, equality and diversity. To manage staff rota, enabling deployment of
appropriate staff resources to ensure key tasks are fulfilled, to include provision for back up as required in times of emergency/out of hours.

Children’s Outcomes:
Promote the Practice of working in partnership with our young people, their families and other professional agencies involved in the care of the individual.
Arrange admissions of young people to the home in line with Company policy and procedure. Ensure that the care and well being of the young people is maintained at the highest
level at all times. Encourage communication and interaction within the home in order to broaden life and stimulate interests. Ensure that all young people receive appropriate
medical, dental and other ancillary care in line with care plans. Encourage, stimulate and participate in social activities for the benefit of the young people.
Meet with Social Workers to develop, review and act upon individual care plans. Liaison with young person’s family as appropriate.

A sound working knowledge of the statutory requirements associated with the residential care of young people. This will include Childrens’ Homes Regulations, Health and Safety
legislation etc.
A management qualification of at least or equivalent to Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social care for Children and Young people. The role holder must have completed the full
registration process and declared fit by OFSTED.

Proven people management skills within a residential setting, including motivating, directing, delegating.
Proven organisational skills.
Proven financial management skills.

At least 2 years experience in a managerial role within a children’s residential setting.

Working Environment:
The educational and social challenges experienced by children may, at times, give rise to unusual or anti-social behaviour which can be very emotionally and physically demanding.

Reference: 34606421

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