About the job
An exciting opportunity has risen for an ambitious, creative and inspirational, young person-centred Residential Manager to lead and manage our established and skilled team in the day to day running of a 5 bed children’s home in Sunderland. You must be able to register with Ofsted and must meet the following: -
- NVQ or QCF Level 5 in Leadership and Management (Children's Services)
- NVQ Level 3 in Children's Residential Services;
- A minimum of 2 years experience of working in a residential children's home environment holding either a Deputy or Registered Manager’s position
Our home provides medium to long-term placements for young people aged 13-18. We require an experienced Manager who has vision and an outward looking approach and who can demonstrate sound partnership practice, the ability to form lasting working relationships with staff, colleagues, management, professionals whilst at all times ensuring the needs, wishes and views of young people are placed at the heart of your practice. You must be resilient and committed to working through issues and challenges in a positive and rights based solution-focussed way and have tenacity and passion to achieve the best possible outcomes for the young people who live in our home.
You will be required to maintain a child centred, competent and motivated staff team and to offer leadership, managerial direction, guidance and support to all staff which is focussed on ensuring the wellbeing of children in our care being at all times ambitious about supporting them to achieve excellent outcomes.
You will be required to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures are adhered to and that resources are managed effectively and creatively for the benefit of young people in our care. This will involve: -
- Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people ensuring the home remains fully compliant with all legislation in particular that set out in the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015 (CHR) including the Quality Standards;
- Developing systems for the efficient administration of the home;
- Ensuring that the fabric of the home is maintained to the highest quality and complies with Health and Safety requirements;
- Working effectively and in close partnership with placing authorities and all professionals involved in care planning to achieve the best possible ambitious outcomes for all young people;
- Actively promoting the home’s equal opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice policies.
About Investing in Children:
Created in the mid-nineties, Investing in Children (IiC), is a Community Interest Company (IiC), that promotes the rights of children and young people. Our work is underpinned by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Children Act 1989 and the Human Rights Act 1998. Our years of experience demonstrates that treating young people with respect and listening to their views creates a culture in which new ways of addressing seemingly intractable issues can be found. It is our intention that young people looked after in our home will not be seen as merely the objects of adult intervention and the recipients of social care but as partners and co-creators of new solutions.
As the Registered Manager you will ensure that the home meets the expectations and standards as set out in our Statement of Purpose and Function, underpinned by the Investing in Children principles and ethos.
Why work for Investing in Children?
> Competitive Salary 36 - 40k
> Committed to continuous professional development
> Generous holiday entitlement - 22 rising annually to 27 plus 8 bank holidays (35)
> Workplace pension with employer contribution
> Family friendly working arrangements
If you would like an informal chat regarding the post you can contact Julie Scurfield either via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel no: 0191 3077030
For an application pack please email: email@example.com