Children's Care Home Manager

35000.00 - 42000.00 GBP Annual + GBP35000 - GBP42000/annum
12 Oct 2017
19 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Responsible To: Service Manager, Residential Care

Responsible For: All Staff

Qualifications Required (Desirable/Essential)

Diploma in Social Work, DIPSW or Formal Certificated Study at level 5 which includes the following elements: child development, childcare legislation and communication techniques

Purpose of Post

The post holder reports to the service manager of Holibrook House and is responsible for all the staff within the home. He/she will manage the resources of the home to provide a positive living experience for the resident children. He/she will undertake the responsibilities of the registered manager under the Care Standards Act, the Children's Homes National Minimum Standards and the Children's Home Regulations.

Responsible For

• Deputy manager
• Senior residential care workers
• Residential care workers

Duties And Responsibilities

a. To supervise and offer constructive feedback and be involved in the assessment and supervision of staff
b. To advise on policies and procedures to reflect the aims and objectives of the home, to develop systems for monitoring progress towards the achievement of such aims and objectives
c. To ensure that services are delivered according to the Statement of Purpose for the home
d. To be responsible for delivering integrated therapeutic care
e. To access the development needs of residents and to monitor and improve the home's care plan and practices for each young person
f. To generate and open and supportive atmosphere within the home between staff members and between staff and residents, to enable the growth and development of both staff and residents
g. To ensure the home is physical safe and to provide a good quality environment for the children
h. To create and develop links between the community and the home to enable children to participate fully in the life of the community
i. To ensure children and staff are aware of all the procedures relating to complaints and concerns and how to activate them
j. To recruit, train and develop staff to meet the objectives of the home in accordance with agreed procedures
k. To manage and operate budgets within the agreed guidelines for the home
l. To ensure the assessed needs of young people in the home are met on a day-to-day basis
m. To contribute effectively to each child's placement plan review and child in care review
n. To ensure that the young person contributes as far as is feasible in the review process
o. To ensure that there is a comprehensive plan for young people preparing to leave care

Special Conditions

• Flexibility of hours as there will be occasional contact out of normal working hours

Equal Opportunities
• Responsible for understanding and promoting equal opportunities policy

Health and Safety
To be responsible for the health and safety of residents and staff