We are looking for a Children's Home Deputy Manager to join our first and recently opened Children's Home located in Stratford Upon Avon which is rated as Good by Ofsted.
We endeavour to create a home environment that exceeds the needs of the children and young people, enabling them to express their characters, feel safe and enrich their lives. We aim to provide the best-in-class and support for children and young people. Our home is immaculately decorated and tastefully furnished, creating a real sense of comfort, security and positivity.
Working as a Children's Home Deputy Manager, you must be willing to go above and beyond for the children and young people, ensuring that they have an experience of childhood that they can reflect upon and carry with them into adulthood. Your team must be driven by a shared ambition to ensure that the children and young people have an experience of childhood that they deserve, one filled with fun, laughter, friendship, and discovery.
In return, you will be rewarded with a career defining opportunity to impact on an ambitious and growing service for Warwickshire Local Authority that is committed to staff retention, development, and equality. We want you to be the very best that you can be, and we will provide you with the training, support and access to expertise and new skills that will enable you to be something like a superhero to the children and young people.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure that you and the staff work in accordance with the Statement of Purpose and Function of the home, updating relevant Care Homes documents as directed by your manager.
- Demonstrate effective leadership to direct and support the staff team to deliver person-centred childcare working towards the best outcomes for each young person.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge, implement, adhere to, and give guidance to other staff on all relevant legislation for Children’s Homes.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, The Quality Care Standards and the SCCIF, under which each home is measured and judged against and promptly implement any recommendations or address requirements to improve the service after any Ofsted inspection.
- To ensure that you and the staff team implement and adhere to Warwickshire Local Authority Safeguarding Policy, and Local Authority Safeguarding procedures.
- Work cohesively and in partnership with team members and other professionals.
- Ensure Local Authority Social Workers are notified of all significant events, incidents, important changes and physical interventions within 24 hours.
- Ensure that young people receive a sensitive residential service which best meets their individual social, racial, psychological, educational, cultural, physical identity and health care needs.
- Undertake all administrative tasks necessary for the effective running of the home.
- As directed by your manager ensure that the home is fit for purpose by ensuring that Fire Regulations and Health and Safety Regulations are met, Quality Assurance and Regulation 44 Reports action points are addressed promptly.
- Supporting the Manager in the performance and development of staff by conducting regular 1-1’s and annual appraisal process
- Participate effectively in the on-call duty system.
- Complete appropriate training within the required timeframes, ensuring that an up-to-date training record is maintained.
- Undertaking other duties as may be deemed appropriate from time to time.
- Experience working either as a Children's Home Deputy Manager or as a Senior Children's Residential Support Worker in a Children's Home.
- Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (or equivalent qualification).
- Full UK Driving Licence.
- The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, an employment background check, satisfactory references & verification of right to work in the UK.
What we can offer
- You will be caring for Warwickshire’s own children.
- Joining an authority with a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating
- Competitive pay
- Comprehensive training
- A funded QCF qualification
- A career pathway for progression, including a level 5 qualification.
- Employment assistance programme, i.e. access to counselling and support
- The option to join the councils pension scheme.
Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make
Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!
At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.
Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19%, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund'
The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.
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Do you feel excited about being involved in running a Local Authority Children’s Home? If you do, please look at the job description and apply today; let’s work together and make a difference to children’s lives.
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For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specification.
To discuss the role please contact manager Diana Mckechnie Dianamckechnie@warwickshire.gov.uk or Ian Parker email@example.com
Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, as appropriate for the role.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more