Deputy Manager: Southend

Deputy Manager: Southend

Deputy Manager: Southend

Specialist Therapeutic Children’s Home – looking for Team Leaders, Seniors or existing Deputy Managers who wish to pursue the next step in their career.

Are you looking for a great opportunity to continue to develop your career in care, working as part of a team committed to helping young people? Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected, and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Come and join us, we have the perfect role for you.

About the Role

You will support the Registered Manager in the overall management of the home, in line with the Statement of Purpose. The Deputy Manager will be responsible for the home in the Registered Manager’s absence undertaking full management and day to day responsibilities.

Specifically, your responsibilities will be:

  • To co-ordinate and oversee the provision of all aspects of the young people’s individual placement plans; care, education, therapeutic Input, and assessment.
  • The day-to-day administration of the home particularly in terms of meeting legislative and business requirements.
  • To provide line management and supervision and ensure that a model of supervision is offered to all staff.
  • Ensuring that the home is meeting Ofsted requirements.

You’ll be an experienced leader and motivator of staff and you must have worked in a Children’s Home before supporting young people who have experienced childhood trauma

Who are we looking for?

When it comes to caring for our young people, only the best will do. We want friendly and responsible individuals who have a passion for caring and making a difference to young lives.

We are looking for someone who shares our vision and values and who can provide a safe and nurturing environment for our young people. You will be calm, engaging, resilient, and able to work the required shifts.

You will ideally understand some of the challenges that you could be faced with as it can be a challenging yet rewarding role.

We need someone who can be a role model, work well within a team, has great communication skills, is willing to go the extra mile and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present.

You will need 2 years working in a residential children’s service with at least 1-year supervisory experience working at a senior level. You will already have L3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or equivalent plus L5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare, or working towards, or a willingness to undertake this.

About Kites Children’s Services

We provide specialist care and education for young people with who have experienced early years trauma.

We work hard to help the young people develop into confident, safe young adults who make a positive contribution to the wider community.

Our integrated approach is effective because it brings together different strands of care, education, and therapy which are shaped to individual needs.

Why join us?

We offer the opportunity to work in a friendly specialist environment and be part of a real integrated and inclusive multidisciplinary team who work hard to support each other whilst delivering personalised care, therapy, and education to enrich the lives of our young people.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

  • Salary from £30,160 to £32,240
  • Additional sleep-in allowance
  • Enhanced night waking rates (where applicable)
  • Enhanced overtime rates
  • Enhanced bank holiday payments
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Contributory Pension
  • Extensive Induction and Training Programme

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