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Deputy Children’s Home Manager Job in Lydney

Job Description

New Directions are currently recruiting for a Deputy Manager role for a Children’s Home in Lydney, Gloucestershire. Our client is looking for an experience, qualified (level 3 CYP) leader that can work full time hours in a very settled 4-bedroom service.

A fantastic salary (£30,945) along with benefits is on offer for this position along with encouragement to progress and develop. Our client specialises in promoting independence for young people that have social, emotional and mental health issues.

You will be working for an established, highly rated company within the sector that delivers for it’s residents.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • To manage a staff team and to deputise for the Home Manager in his/her absence delivering supervision in accordance with company policy.
  • To comply with the Company’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures which includes Whistleblowing and any associated guidance as may be issued from time to time and to report all causes of concern to the nominated Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately, while understanding that the safety of children in our care is paramount at all times and that safeguarding is a key responsibility of every employee of Headway.
  • To comply with and to have a thorough up to date knowledge of the Home’s Statement of Purpose, Policy and Procedures, all relevant legislation and be able to impart this knowledge to all staff and to promote best practice and maintain confidentiality.
  • To promote effective multi agency working and positive relationships with all staff, the local community, local authorities, other professional agencies and significant others who are part of a young person’s life.
  • To comply with and enforce company guidelines on Codes of Conduct and to set an acceptable role model standard within the home, acting as a mentor to staff.
  • To assist in the development and delivery of the objectives identified in the young person’s Plans.
  • To ensure the staff team contribute to the reviewing and monitoring process in the development of Care Planning and to ensure the Key Worker system is adhered to.
  • To promote anti-discriminatory and equal opportunity practices in line with Company Policy.
  • To implement and enforce legislation and company policies on Health & Safety, Fire and Data Protection.

A clean driving licence along with relevant qualifications and previous experience is essential in being considered for this role. For more information, please contact Omar on 0117 314 3512.


Additional Information

The role of a Children’s Residential Support Worker

Children’s Residential Support Workers look after the physical and mental wellbeing of children in care. Children living in a residential care home need the same kind of support and care that all children and young people need, in order to achieve the best they can in terms of their health, education and all aspects of their development.

As a residential support worker you will need to gain the trust of children and young people who for a variety of reasons need to use residential care to help them deal with issues affecting their lives. The work involves being a role model, developing good relationships and guiding children and young people in their learning, life skills and personal development. You will have an individual responsibility to comply with statutory child protection processes and make sure that children are kept safe from harm.

You’ll need:

  • the ability to get on with people of all ages and backgrounds and gain their trust;
  • tact, patience and understanding;
  • mental strength, to cope with challenging situations and clients.

To work in children’s homes, you must be at least 18 years old and at least 4 years older than the oldest child in the home. For this reason, many of these jobs carry a minimum age restriction of 21.

Children's Residential Support Workers will be required to hold or complete the relevant Level 3 qualification in Children & Young people.

In Wales, Residential Child Care Managers and Workers must register with the Care Council in order to practise.

Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 0117 3143512, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 1st July 2020

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