Residential Assistant Manager BLUR79555

Blue Octopus
£25,000 - £29,999
21 Mar 2019
24 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Residential Assistant Manager BLUR79555


Salary £25,054.00 per annum

Salary scale: £25,054 - £28,756

Permanent, full-time

About them...

Our client believes everybody deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions. They provide a wide range of support services including fostering, residential, community and family support. They also provide specialist educational support through our schools and colleges.

They have a number of specialist residential children’s homes which cater for children and young people with emotional and associated learning disability needs. They are now looking to recruit a NEW assistant manager to join their team in Offerton, Stockport.

About their residential home

Our client care for 5 children and young people and support them to live in successful and secure foster placements in the future. The young people are cared for by a team of skilled, experienced and passionate staff, supported by our client’s clinical team.

They empower individuals to help them make positive choices and grow strong feelings of self-worth whilst supporting them to lead fulfilling lives. Services continually evolve and develop to meet the needs of the young people in our care. Their strong philosophy and core values are integral to our work and drive staff recruitment, structures, systems, training, policy, procedure and practice.

Their philosophy and core values:

  • Person-centred provision

  • Positive behaviour support

  • Participation

  • Protection/safeguarding

  • Parity/promoting equality and valuing diversity

  • Promoting excellence

  • Partnership

    About you...

    They are looking for an exceptional leader with residential child care experience who can demonstrate success at delivering outstanding childcare in a residential children’s home.

    You will have experience of supervising teams and supporting managers in residential childcare settings to deliver excellent outcomes for children and young people with complex emotional needs.

    You will be able to effectively maintain and monitor robust recording systems in line with current children’s homes legislation alongside the registered manager of the service.

    In order to be considered for the role you will need to demonstrate the ability to recruit, manage, mentor and train staff to develop both key learning and core skills relating to reflective thinking, de-escalation and inter-personal skills.

    You will be working alongside a well-established and exceptional registered manager, where your skills and knowledge combined together will further enhance the children’s residential sector.

    Qualifications, Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • NVQ level 3 in children and young people

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a residential setting

  • Excellent up-to-date knowledge of childcare legislation, Ofsted regulations and Quality Standards and Children's Homes Regulations 2015

  • Ability to maintain a child-centred service

  • Motivation, flexibility and sense of responsibility

  • A strong 'can do’ attitude

  • Excellent communication skills and IT literacy


  • Extensive support from the registered manager and senior operational leadership team

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Excellent training program

  • Existing dedicated staff team

  • Pension, childcare vouchers, staff support service

    Our client provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a stringent recruitment process including an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and references will be taken.

    They value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. As long as you meet our needs you will be offered an interview.

    This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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