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Children’s Home Deputy Manager Job Vacancy in Rhondda Cynon Taff

Job Description

Deputy Manager Children & Young People

Location: Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales

Permanent – Full Time Position

Salary – £25,191 plus sleep in rate allowance (£35 per sleep) and overtime if desired.

Hours – 39 hours per week

New Directions are currently recruiting for one of our long-term clients. They require a deputy Manager for their Children’s home situated in Gilfach Goch, Rhondda Cynon Taff in Wales.

The setting is a four-bed home for young people with mild learning disabilities and autism. As a Deputy Manager, you will be a key member of their team providing high standards of person-centred support and care to the young people and staff along with the Registered Manager.

The Deputy Manager role at this setting offers a salary of up to £25,191 per annum plus sleep in allowance or £35. There is also an opportunity for overtime if desired.

QCF Level 3 in Children and Young People qualification is essential for this role and you should be willing to study for the Level 5 Diploma. Successful applicants will need to have previous experience of working with young people with Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties. Due to the nature of the home and role you would need to have a full driving licence.

As a Deputy Manager, you’ll be required to undertake the following:

  • Supporting the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home.
  • To assist the management team with the supervisions of junior staff.
  • Inducting new staff into the home’s procedures and culture.
  • Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the young people’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs are delivered at all times.
  • Be the young person’s champion and as part of the wider team strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential.
  • Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans.
  • Support the young people in daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activity in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour.
  • You will be assigned a key child and play a pivotal role in their day to day life including attending reviews and liaising with external agencies/bodies.
  • Support and encourage educational engagement and attainment including homework and behavioural support within the education setting.

Working Hours:

Our client uses a rota system to ensure the young people in our home get the care they need. As a Deputy Manager, you should be happy to work a shift rota system planned 6 weeks in advance. this will include working some weekends and bank holidays. On average 8-10 sleep ins per month.

Benefits with this Client:

  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Pension
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Reduced price Gym membership
  • Gourmet Society Card
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Online benefits portal and high street store cash back rewards we support.


Next Steps:

To apply, contact us directly on 02920390150 option 1 to have a more detailed conversation with the relevant Recruitment Consultant and to run through a brief screening.

This conversation/screening captures information to help keep children safe so thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this.


Additional Information

The role of a Registered Manager

A registered manager is the person appointed by the provider to manage the regulated activity on their behalf, where the provider is not going to be in day-to-day charge of the regulated activities themselves.

This role is defined by the Care Standards Act 2000. Under this Act, the Registered Manager is responsible for the social care provision that he/she is managing.

Managers are responsible for the day-to-day provision of social care services. This means they support their staff and have a key role in ensuring the standard of care delivered is always high.

A first line manager’s role is to:

  • manage the primary tasks and activities of the organisation;
  • have a key role in determining whether standards of practice are being consistently maintained;
  • support staff engaged in complex, personally demanding work and ensure that staff are continually developed in knowledge based practice.

Knowledge of service requirements and previous experience of working in a care or health setting is desired.

Must have NVQ L5 or equivalent, or be willing to work towards a relevant management qualification.

In Wales, Mandatory registration is required with the Care Council for;

  • Domiciliary Care Managers;
  • Residential Child Care Managers;
  • Adult Care Home Managers.

Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 20th May 2020

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