Senior Registered Manager

Posted 8 September by Acolyte Resource Group
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Hours: 40 Hours a Week.

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We are looking for two Senior Registered Managers to join our team at Acorn Care and Education. This is a senior operational management role for a large complex integrated residential, education and clinical service - offering the opportunity for career development.

The roles would be to act as registered manager directly for a service as well as taking on leadership and management responsibilities to develop the junior registered managers in the cluster and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders. At times, you will be required to act as deputy to the Head of Care.

Someone who has passion, drive and commitment to deliver inspirational leadership to care staff and young peoplewould be perfect for this role.

About the homes

The homes are part of a six home cluster, based on a 30-acre family feel, site that includes a School. This setting is based in Norfolk, nestled in between the scenic and quiet countryside and the town of Attleborough. It provides a tranquil setting for not only our Children and young people, but also our staff and will always be a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of Norwich city.

Our main aim is to deliver high quality care for young people who have Autism and accompanying learning and behavioural challenges. 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 Group

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, the support and resources of a large company, yet the independence to make your children’s home individual.

Outcomes First Group provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

About the Role

At Acorn Care and Education we put the child’s needs first, aiming to exceed expectations, promoting as much independence as possible and nurturing a fun, family atmosphere. As a Senior Registered Manager, you will provide inspirational and motivational leadership and a primary focus on the quality of care. You will assist in setting strategy, working with the team to balance care, therapeutic and educational initiatives, delivering a multi-disciplinary approach that maintains a fun and nurturing environment whilst achieving for the children.

Working closely with the Head of Care and inspiring the other home’s Registered Managers, the successful candidates will ensure the homes have effective management and the required team capability to further develop and continually improve. You will drive and maintain high standards in the context of staffing, delegated budgets, resources, fabric of the buildings and the health & welfare of residents, legislation and current guidance in children’s residential care whilst ensuring conformity within Group expectations

You will be joining an experienced and committed staff team and will have the opportunity to deputise for the Head of Care in certain circumstances. You will have access to shared best practice, an unrivaled peer group and a wealth of experience across all the Acorn Care and Education Children’s homes.

The site cares for Children and Young people with Autism who may display challenging behaviour and have mild-moderate learning difficulties. Therefore, the successful candidate must have experience working with Autism and Challenging behaviour.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coach and develop the team to maximise their performance and potential and work effectively together to deliver the best outcomes
  • Enable the young people to fulfil their potential through structured education, care and wellbeing interventions that are relevant to their needs
  • Manage placement plans building relationships and gaining best outcome agreements with local authorities
  • Manage the home in line with the allocated budget
  • Oversee all referrals and assessments within the home
  • Ensure Ofsted quality standards are upheld.

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified or working towards Diploma Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Residential Child Care (England)
  • Experience of working with and managing challenging behaviour directly linked to Autism.
  • Proven track record of managing people and performance
  • Ability to work across and support the management of a 24/7 operation
  • Previous Good - Outstanding Ofsted rating
  • Experience or willingness to deputise for a Head of Care.
  • Attained Level 3 CCYP

Why work for us?

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
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • 'Your Wellbeing Matters'

A relocation package will also be offered for the right candidate

Required skills

  • Autism
  • Budget Management
  • Child Care
  • Nurturing
  • Wellbeing

Reference: 40838062

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