Registered childrens home manager - Aberdare

The Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
28000.00 - 38000.00 GBP Annual
11 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Registered Manager is accountable for delivering high quality care to the children and young people resident within the home. This means that they are responsible for delivery of all care services, as well as the strategic planning for developments within the home, and all day to day management matters. They will demonstrate the ability to build on the well established principles and practice standards existing within the organisation and proactively contribute to the continuous improvement of childcare standards across the company.

The Registered Manager is responsible for delivering childcare that is focussed on obtaining the best outcomes for each child and young person within the home. Consequently, they are expected to demonstrate practical leadership in childcare, as well as organise and support staff to provide the best possible care for each child and young person. This involves being personally available, as well as the supervision and mentoring of staff, organisation of work patterns, facilitation of care focussed training, and accessing of appropriate services to support the childcare practices within the home.

As this is a vital role in the lives of children and young people cared for at the service, it requires an active and long term commitment. The Operations Manager and staff from Head Office work closely with each Registered Manager, assisting them to provide high quality care.

While the Registered Manager is employed for thirty seven and a half hours per week, they are expected to arrange their own work rota which may involve evening, weekend and sleeping-in duties. The Registered Manager is wholly responsible for ensuring an appropriate staff presence to meet the childcare needs of the children and young people in the home.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities
* Enrich the lives of young people in our care, helping them create a positive future
* To achieve the best outcomes for all children and young people, ensure that the home is managed effectively and efficiently in a warm and caring manner.
* Provide leadership and coaching in childcare practice within the home to ensure best outcomes for children and young people.
* Mentor and support the Assistant Manager and/or Senior Residential Childcare Workers in provision of best possible childcare practices.
* Ensure the effective implementation of the Children Act 1989 and the accompanying guidance and regulations (Vol.4 Residential Care), the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Children's Homes Regulations 2001. This will be achieved in consultation with the relevant statutory body.
* Ensure that any matters relating to child protection are managed in line with current legislation, national standards and best safeguarding practice.
* Maintain the highest possible standards of childcare and ensure that each child and young person's agreed placement plan is fully implemented.
* Co-ordinate and access the appropriate services (health, education, therapy) to ensure the needs of each child and young person is met.
* Manage the home within the agreed budget, taking full responsibility for all incidental costs as well as direct costs such as repairs to the property and appliances, new fridges and TV's, staff costs, food, heating, agency costs etc.