Deputy Manager Vacancy

Deputy Manager Vacancy

Deputy Manager Vacancy

Specialist Therapeutic Children’s Home – looking for 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:

The Deputy Manager is responsible for the effective day to day running of the home in the absence of the Registered Manager

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 leadership, guidance, and management

· 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 home for our young people. You will be calm, engaging, resilient, and able to use your own initiative.

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 £31,669

· Additional sleep-in allowance

· Enhanced night waking rates (where applicable)

· 25 days annual leave

· Contributory Pension

· Extensive Induction and Training Programme


· To provide a happy, welcoming, motivating, and caring environment in the home where young people can thrive through our therapeutic approach.

· To be responsible for effective day to day running of the home in the absence of the registered manager, to be responsible for a team of staff and work allocations, as well as undertaking direct work with children when necessary. To be responsible for all aspects of budgets, resources, and the premises.

· To promote and celebrate high standards through ensuring compliance with the Children’s Homes Regulations, company policies and procedures and outstanding practice in all aspects of the home.


Day to day management

· To support the Registered Manager in ensuring compliance with the company Policy and Procedures and meeting all OFSTED regulations.

· To deputise for the Registered Manager in their absence.

· To safeguard and promote the welfare and development of the young people.

· To ensure that the young people’s needs are recognised and met where possible. This includes ensuring that they are free from discrimination within the home and to challenge discrimination from outside of the home.

· To ensure that the home meets the individual needs of the young people as well as the needs of the group.

· To ensure that the home provides an environment that is safe and sensitive to the needs of the young people being looked after.

· To support the manager and team to ensure that the admission of the young people to the home is welcoming and reflects the expectations of the care plan.

· To support the manager and the team to ensure that the young person’s stay complies with the ethos of the company and the care plan.

· To support the manager and the team to ensure that when the young person comes to leave the home that this is done sensitively and within the company’s policy and procedures.

· To ensure that the young people are supported in stressful situations or crisis.

· To work with the manager and team towards the most positive outcomes for the young person.

· To be instrumental in overseeing the development, monitoring and implementation of the individual young people’s care plans and case files.

· To support the manager in ensuring care plans are regularly reviewed by key workers.

· To develop and maintain good working relationships with parents, social workers, schools, and other professionals involved with the welfare of the young people.

· To ensure the specific needs of the young people are met; religious observance, cultural needs, dietary requirements and any medical conditions and their treatment.

· To ensure that each young person is supported in learning to take responsibility for their actions within their understanding and according to age and ability.

· To ensure that they are informed of their rights and responsibilities enabling them to have their wishes and feelings heard.

· To plan, manage and lead shifts ensuring children are kept safe and engaged throughout the day.

· To ensure the Placement Plan for each child is followed and adhered to at all times.

· To ensure education is promoted and supported and that each child’s attendance in education is maintained.

Leadership and Management

· To ensure that all staff act in a professional manner.

· To ensure all policies and procedures, as well as risk assessments, are always adhered to.

· To ensure that all staff comply with the duty rotas and are included on a ‘rolling rota’ to gain maximum experience in the working methods of other staff.

· To ensure that all staff read the Daily Logbook to check all messages at the beginning of work or at any point during the working day as required.

· To ensure that all staff have written up any incident, accident forms or restraint forms as applicable and that such information is passed to the Registered Manager within the agreed timescale.

· To ensure that all staff are familiar with and follow Local Authority Child Protection Procedures and Kites Children’s Services Safeguarding Guidance.

· To report immediately to the Registered Manager any issues regarding Child Protection matters.

· To ensure that all staff are familiar with policies, procedures, and guidance with regard to the care of children.

· To ensure that all staff maintain confidentiality at all times.

· To ensure that all staff under their supervision undertake and complete training in accordance with their induction training schedule and Personal Development Plan.

· To complete on call duties as and when required in line with management rota.

· To be flexible in hours of work in order to meet the needs of the home and the tasks required.

· Conduct supervisions with team leaders.

· To compile a rota to meet occupancy levels for the registered manager and in their absence.

· To be aware of Health and Safety regulations particularly as related to the upkeep of the building and its surroundings.

· To undertake any other duties that may be reasonably requested.

· To safeguard and promote the welfare of children and be aware of relevant policies and procedures.

· Adhere to and promote all company policies and procedures.

Safeguarding children and young people

Kites Children’s Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including an enhanced DBS check.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall objectives of Kites Children’s Services.