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Registered Manager Children's Home - job post

Aasra Care Ltd
86-88 Sidcup High Street, Sidcup DA14
£55,000 - £60,000 a year - Full-time

Job details

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Pay

  • £55,000 - £60,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Location

86-88 Sidcup High Street, Sidcup DA14

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • Bereavement leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking

Full job description

Position

Registered Children’s Home Manager

Reporting to

Responsible Individual

Employment Type

Full-Time

Location

South-East London / Kent

Hours of work

40 hours

Salary

Up to £44,000 pa dependent on qualifications and experience

Holiday

28 days

“Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility”

Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. Here at Aasra Care, we have a duty of care to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children. We are committed to provide a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.

Job Purpose

Aasra Care considers the position of Registered Manager to be one of considerable responsibility and confidentiality. The post holder is expected to show judgement and initiative at a level which is equal with this expectation.

To be responsible for the operation and management of the children’s home.

To provide the highest quality of care and support to children and young people in accordance with company policies, procedures and protocols, and the standards set by the regulatory body.

To oversee effective safeguarding, care, and support for the children and young people in your care; and leadership to the team of which you are in charge.

To be responsible for the management and day to day running of the home, including staffing, the weekly budget, the resources, and the fabric of the building.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Caring for the children and young people

  • To strive to build positive relationships with each child/ young person at the home.
  • To use and promote the principles of ‘Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy’ PACE) in everyday working with the aim of providing attachment security through consistent and attuned approaches.
  • To monitor the relationships and practical tasks associated with residential work.
  • To value and nurture each child/ young person as an individual with talents, strengths and abilities that can develop over time.
  • To take an interest in all aspects of the young person’s life, health, and well-being; and to ensure that individualised needs are met.
  • To treat each child/ young person with dignity and respect.
  • To ensure those key stages in the stay of a young person such as admission and discharge, are managed properly with sensitivity and to ensure that relevant information about young people is communicated to staff.
  • To support each child/ young person’s therapy programme (facilitating appointments, assisting with homework, encouraging discussions, and practicing therapeutic strategies) as required.
  • To support children/ young people to enjoy and achieve both at home and within the local community.
  • To promote development of positive relationships with peers and adults (at the home, within families, and in the community).
  • To oversee and plan for contact between the children/ young people and their families or significant others.
  • To actively promote and support each child/ young person’s education, training, or employment.
  • To help each child/ young person to develop resilience and skills that prepare them for adulthood.
  • To ensure that children/ young people facing crises and stresses are offered appropriate additional support, and to ensure that staff are supported in dealing with these issues.
  • To ensure that the children/ young people are supported in all domestic aspects regarding their personal space and the communal areas of the home.
  • To ensure that health and safety regulations are complied with including environmental health and fire regulations.
  • To ensure that the home environment is maintained to promote a sense of order, safety, and well-being, as well as a sense of pride.
  • To report immediately to senior management any major structural problems with the house.

Safeguarding & Child Protection

  • To recognise, respond, record, and refer any safeguarding concerns in line with the home’s Safeguarding Policy.
  • To manage the development and implementation of each child/ young person’s risk assessment and behaviour management plans.
  • To undertake the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead for the home.

Training, Supervision & Development

  • To promote the philosophy and objectives of the organisation.
  • To undertake any other training and professional development as directed by the registered provider.
  • To have good working knowledge of and comply with the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015;

and the Guide to the Children’s Homes Regulations including the quality standards (April 2015).

  • To engage in monthly supervision sessions with the Responsible Individual; and to use supervisions for self-reflection of practice, reactions, and triggers.

Communication

  • To record any incidents in line with the home’s Incident Reporting Policy.
  • To lead Home Meetings and Team Meetings and participate in CLA Reviews/ PEP Meetings/ Professionals or Planning Meetings as required.
  • To deal with email and telephone enquiries as required.
  • To maintain a professional liaison and co-operate with external agencies e.g. Local Authorities, YOS, doctors, hospitals, police, consultancy staff and others concerned with the welfare of the children/ young people.

Administration

  • To oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of children/ young people’s placement plans and risk assessments.
  • To monitor the children/ young people’s care files.
  • To maintain accurate records.
  • To ensure that all records held within the house are signed, as per legislation requirements.
  • To oversee and apply the home’s Statement of Purpose.
  • To contribute to report writing as required.
  • To monitor and sign any measures of control, discipline, or restraint for the home.
  • To notify the appropriate authorities in light of a serious event (Regulation 40).

Management of staff

  • To provide leadership, guidance, motivation, creativity, and management to other staff.
  • To promote and comply with the organisation’s policies; and ensure other staff are working in line with these.
  • To manage the staff training plan; and ensure that staff complete training requirements.
  • To facilitate three month and six-month reviews; and to manage staff through their probationary periods.
  • To facilitate annual appraisals for the staff team; and ensure that all staff have a personal development plan.
  • To provide staff training as required.
  • To provide staff supervision when required; and ensure all staff are receiving quality supervision from their allocated supervisor.
  • To participate in any disciplinary matters as appropriate.
  • To ensure that acceptable staff cover is shown on the rota.
  • To manage staff holidays, timesheets, and sickness.
  • To undertake on call responsibilities on a rota basis.
  • To report practice issues to the Responsible Individual.
  • To be concerned for staff welfare, monitoring performance including staff absences.
  • To offer staff as appropriate, the opportunity to take part in other areas of the organisation’s work i.e. therapeutic work, education support.

Management of Finances

  • To ensure that staff operate the financial weekly budget system within policy guidelines.
  • To manage and operate budgets within the figures and guidelines laid down.
  • To monitor on-going expenditure.
  • To assist, when required in the preparation of budgetary estimates.

Aasra Care is committed to Safer Recruitment. CV’s cannot be considered without a completed application form. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, an employment background check, satisfactory references & verification of right to work in the UK.

The above job description forms part of your main terms and conditions of employment, although does not include or define all tasks. The registered provider reserves the right to vary duties and responsibilities at any time.

Reference ID: Aasra1
Expected start date: 14/02/2024

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £55,000.00-£60,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Bereavement leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Performance bonus

Experience:

  • Children's Residential: 2 years (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (preferred)
  • Level 5 Children's and families NVQ/QCF (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: Aasra1
Expected start date: 29/03/2024

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