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Children's Home Registered Manager

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Northamptonshire Children's Trust
£40,949 - £44,911
Arnold House, Moulton
Closing date:
21 July 2022 at midnight
Full Time Permanent Role

£42,401- £44,030

37 hours per week

Are you a Children’s Home Registered Manager looking for a new opportunity in a varied, challenging and rewarding position where you can support children and young people with complex needs?

About the role

Arnold House is a five bedded residential unit housing young people with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and learning difficulties between the ages of 8-18. The Arnold House team are committed to providing the best quality care for the young people that they look after and as such we are looking for a candidate who will share that passion and have a genuine motivation to achieve the best possible care and outcomes for young people.

As the Registered Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day management of the home remains compliant with Ofsted regulations and in line with the ethos of the home. You will be responsible for ensuring that the staff team provides a high standard of consistent care and service in accordance with legislation, central government guidance, regulations and standards, and the policies and procedures.

The role includes creating and progressing the team plan and ensuring robust auditing and quality assurance is in place. It requires strong leadership skills. You will be expected to recruit, supervise and appraise staff and create an empowering and learning environment. You will be expected to develop and maintain positive working relations with partner organisations in order to ensure that services and agencies work together effectively to assess risk and respond to identified need to safeguard children and to promote effective information sharing with partner agencies.

The role includes managing a budget, to ensure efficient and effective use of resources and effectively managing the maintenance and health and safety of the home to a good standard.
The Team Manager must ensure that there is management support available for the staff team at all times. The home requires somebody to be on call 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The Team Manager and the Assistant Team Manager will share this responsibility between them.

About you

You will be committed to and focussed on improving the outcomes for the children and young people living in the home and on developing their life opportunities and chances.
You lead by example, hold a level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare, a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a position relevant to the residential care of young people and a Level 5 qualification in leadership and management. To have an empathetic and compassionate nature are key attributes for this position.
You will have experience in working with children with ASD and learning difficulties and have previous experience in a role requiring supervision and management of care staff.
You will be able to demonstrate auditing, managing budgets and monitoring skills and have excellent knowledge of Children’s homes regulations and the social care common inspection framework.

About us

Being an operationally independent Children’s Trust brings an exciting opportunity to take children’s social care services on a journey into a new organisation which puts children and young people at the core of all we do, and which its staff are proud to work for.

The Trust is becoming a centre of social work excellence, where best practice can flourish and outcomes for improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people are consistently achieved.

Our success will be measured by whether we are making a positive difference to the lives of our staff, children, young people and the community we serve, supporting them to feel optimistic and confident about their futures.

What we can offer you

A nurturing and supportive environment where managers are given the chance to engage in personal development, training and with ongoing support in addition to:

• Opportunities for career progression

• 27 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service (pro-rata for part time employees)

• Opportunity to purchase up to 25 days full time equivalent (FTE) additional leave based on their weekly contractual working hours in the year (amount reduced for part-time employees proportionate to their contractual working hours)

• Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme

• Employee discount schemes

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance.

When applying please ensure your supporting statement covers how you fulfil the essential criteria set out in the person specification. You will need to provide a full employment history including any gaps since leaving full time education. See guidance in General Information for Applicants.


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