Residential Team Manager #RQ627998

July 15, 2022

Job Description

Manager in one of Worcestershire’s Residential Children's homes ** please note some shift work will be required** To ensure that the quality of life and educational opportunity of Children in Care is maximised by timely, stable residential placements that are comprehensively supported across all agencies. Under the direction of the Operational Manager to provide leadership and management to secure the following outcomes: ? Safeguarding standards are agreed, understood, implemented and monitored throughout; ? The distance between assessment, placement and support is as short as possible and there is whole system action to keep placements stable and secure; ? There is equity of access and opportunity to be healthy, safe and to learn and achieve for children and young people; ? Contribution to operational development of the service that supports the whole system approach to integrated practice; ? All placements operate to high standards and within statutory requirements; ? Recording practices are safe and secure and routinely monitored; ? Planning of team development takes account of assessed need and results of regulatory inspections, where relevant; ? Strong partnerships are developed with health trusts and other agencies in order to provide access to health provision that will support emotional and physical health and development at universal and specialist levels for children and young people; ? Children, young people, adults and their families are routinely involved in evaluating and developing services to meet their needs; ? High quality outcome and solution-focused practice is sustained that builds on the strengths of children, young people and families, as well as tackling weaknesses; ? Professional practice is built on clear evidence of the effectiveness of particular ways of working, supported by clear and effective professional development links

. Main purpose of job:

To ensure that the quality of life and educational opportunity of Children in Care is maximised by timely, stable residential placements that are comprehensively supported across all agencies.

2. Responsibilities, duties and tasks:

2.1 Under the direction of the Operational Manager to provide leadership and management to secure the following outcomes:

  • Safeguarding standards are agreed, understood, implemented and monitored throughout;
  • The distance between assessment, placement and support is as short as possible and there is whole system action to keep placements stable and secure;
  • There is equity of access and opportunity to be healthy, safe and to learn and achieve for children and young people;
  • Contribution to operational development of the service that supports the whole system approach to integrated practice;
  • All placements operate to high standards and within statutory requirements;
  • Recording practices are safe and secure and routinely monitored;
  • Planning of team development takes account of assessed need and results of regulatory inspections, where relevant;
  • Strong partnerships are developed with health trusts and other agencies in order to provide access to health provision that will support emotional and physical health and development at universal and specialist levels for children and young people;
  • Children, young people, adults and their families are routinely involved in evaluating and developing services to meet their needs;
  • High quality outcome and solution-focused practice is sustained that builds on the strengths of children, young people and families, as well as tackling weaknesses;
  • Professional practice is built on clear evidence of the effectiveness of particular ways of working, supported by clear and effective professional development links;

2.2 Development is cohesive and compliant with national frameworks and standards through:

  • The effective membership of the management team;
  • Compliance with relevant legislation and guidance to ensure delivery of services which are high performing against national standards.

2.3 Specific management tasks are undertaken effectively:

  • To manage the day-to-day operations of the team;
  • To monitor and manage specific budgets as agreed with Operational Manager
  • To ensure that complaints are fully investigated, effectively monitored and to ensure that learning is appropriately disseminated; in accordance with Children’s Services procedures
  • To keep up-to-date with social care practice and relevant legislation and guidance;
  • To deputise, as required for the Operational Manager;
  • To contribute to effective team and service business planning and performance monitoring to drive continuous improvement;
  • To ensure that a performance focus in embedded in all adoption support team;

§ The provision of reports and information to a range of professionals as required;

§ To have overall responsibility for the Home’s capital assts and to manage the use of it’s building(s) and associated budgets;

§ Ensure that the building(s) is maintained in good repair, liaising with appropriate departments of the Council who have responsibility for carrying out such work;

§ To identify building needs in respect of adaptations, supplies and equipment in line with statutory, regulatory and Council requirements;

§ To ensure that staff adhere to the Home’s duty and roster systems and that the statutory Working Time Regulations and any associated Agreements are observed;

§ To oversee staff from other partner organisations and placement students as required.

2.4 The effective recruitment, supervision, management and development of team members, and through them, to ensure that needs of children and young people are effectively met;

§ To manage and monitor the work and performance of team members, through effective regular individual supervision, and to be accountable for the quality of the work of both individuals and the team.

§ To be responsible for all matters of discipline and performance of staff, in line with Council and Service procedures, deal with disciplinary and grievance procedures at the earlier stages and delegate as appropriate. At the direction of the Operational Manager, to participate in later stages.

§ To manage staff selection procedures and appointments, in line with Council and Service procedures, and delegate as appropriate.

§ To manage staff sickness absence, in line with Council and Service procedures, and delegate as appropriate.

§ To conduct individual staff appraisals, identifying training and developmental requirements to sustain and enhance the services of the Directorate;

3. Other duties:

  • To maintain the highest standards of leadership and management of service staff, promoting the Council’s “way of working” and continuous improvement;
  • Promote equality of opportunity and diversity for all employees and service users in line with the Council’s policies and practices;
  • Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training/development activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training;
  • Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required by your manager and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job;
  • Discharge the health and safety duties commensurate with the post and participate in the Council’s emergency response arrangements as directed by your manager;
  • Present a positive image of the Directorate and County Council at all times as well as maintaining effective relationships with colleagues and external partners and other stakeholders.

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  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
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