- Location: Monmouthshire
- Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
- Sector: Children Services
- Category: Children Residential Support Worker
- Job Ref: GF
- Salary: £25,191 per year
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Deputy Manager Children & Young People
Location: Monmouth, 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 an educational and residential facility based in Monmouth in Wales.
The setting is for young people with mild learning disabilities and autism who can display emotional behaviour disorders and challenging behaviours.
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.
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)
- 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.
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.
- 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 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 23rd July 2020