Registered Children's Home Manager
The Manager has particular responsibility for 2 homes within the Organisation but is expected to assist in the support of other parts of the company. The Manager is part of the Management Team and is expected to contribute to development of the company as a whole. As the company develops, this post will be reviewed in recognition of its key role in our expansion. Appropriate further training will be actively supported. Applicants must remember that this is more than a job. It requires active, long-term commitment. A practice focus is essential and the Manager must take on responsibility for practice leadership.
Effectively implement and communicate to staff teams the Quality Standards and Regulations for Children’s Homes/ The Children Act 1989 and other relevant Guidance from Ofsted/ Department of Health and the current policies and procedures of the company for Children, which should be read in conjunction with this job description. Ensure that the home is operating in accordance with its Statement of Purpose, and young people are admitted to the home whose needs can be met.
Be responsible for administering the home’s staff, and resources effectively; in a manner that delivers the best possible child care within agreed budgets through effective leadership, resourcefulness and appropriate management style. Be responsible for a written development plan for the home, which is reviewed at least annually and identifies the resources and staff development required to achieve the plan. Ensure that the Ofsted Inspection Report is displayed and communicated to all staff, and young people at the home, parents or significant others, and also on request to placing authorities of existing young people or when considering placing a young person.
Take timely and appropriately agreed action to findings from Ofsted Inspection reports regarding any issues of concern. Take timely and appropriately agreed action on Regulation 44 visitors reports regarding any “findings” which need addressing. Undertake twelve monthly as a minimum Health and Safety risk assessment on the home and its environment resulting in action plan for medium to high-risk areas to be reduced. This is to be displayed and communicated to staff and young people as appropriate. Comply with the quality standards Leadership and Management standard as detailed below, or any subsequent replacing standard.
To have achieved a Level 5 Diploma in leadership and management for residential children or working towards.
To have 2 years experience of working with children within the past 5 years and in addition at least 1 years experience of working at a senior level in a residential setting.
To keep oneself up to date with all legislative training and development needs i.e. Recruitment Interview Training, Supervision Training and Mandatory Training as set out in the Quality Standards for Residential Children’s Homes and / or our own internal training and development policies
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