Childrens Residential Deputy Manager

Deputy Manager - Ashford Kent 

Salary: £27,849 - £30,011

 MUST hold a Level 3 diploma working with children and young peoples workforce   


Education, Training and Specialist Knowledge

Willingness to participate in continual professional development

NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care – children & Young People or the Diploma Level 3 Children / Young people Workforce

To demonstrate/achieve Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy

Ability to lead and mentor other staff to motivate, engage and successfully support/care for children and young people exhibiting very challenging behaviour

Working knowledge of Quality Care Standards and Children’s Homes Regulations and schedules

Evidence of ability to case manage and prepare care plans within an organisational review process

Relevant Experience

A minimum of 3 years successful experience working with children in a residential setting

Minimum of 1-year’s experience of staff supervision

Potential to successfully manage at middle management level and contribute to problem solving initiatives and development planning

Experience of working successfully with children and young people exhibiting very challenging social, emotional and behavioural problems

Evidence of managing budgets/financial systems


The primary purpose of the Client is to provide individual packages of care so that a child or young person can grow in every sense of the word – physically, emotionally and intellectually, and achieve positive outcomes.

The worker is expected to work in accordance with the Policies, Practices and Procedures of the Client. The Foundation aims to ensure equal opportunities both for its staff and those in its care. All those involved in its work must ensure that they promote equal opportunities and anti discriminatory practices in all that they do and say.

Responsible To: - The identified Registered Manager



To be responsible for managing, supporting and helping to direct a team of Residential Care Workers. To take responsibility for ensuring consistent, clear and effective planning, monitoring and evaluation of the individual child’s needs. The deputy manager will need to have the knowledge and ability to manage the home in the manager’s absence.


The post holder will be accountable to the Registered Manager of the home. The Deputy Manager will be responsible for ensuring the aims and objectives of the house’s Statement of Purpose are met. The Deputy Manager will have responsibility for line management within the house, and also Case Management duties relating to individual children and young people.


The role of Deputy Manager will play a key role within the house structure supporting communication, planning and the cycle of assessment. The role will help to ensure operational concerns, issues and development are communicated to staff through monitoring and management processes. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the objectives and standards of the new Statement of Purpose relates to the range of provision within the Foundation.

This post has been identified as being specific to the Statement of Purpose developed to ensure consistent and coherent practice across the Foundation.

The post holder of “Deputy Manager” and will be required to fulfil the obligations set out in the Quality Care Standards 2015.



1. Duties and Responsibilities Specific to the Post

1.1 To be responsible for the effective management, co-ordination and development of a range of quality services for young people. To ensure delivery of care and education plan objectives. To take responsibility for specified aspects of safeguarding within the home.

1.2 To promote the development of the children and young people.

1.3 To protect children and young people from threats to their health, welfare and normal development, both from inside and outside the home.

1.4 To ensure that the home environment is appropriate and sensitive to the needs of the children being looked after there.

1.5 To use the residential community as a means of support and social learning for the children and young people.

1.6 To ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to.

1.7 To communicate evidence of identified need, strategies and support requirements through internal and external processes.

1.8 To participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of individual children’s care plans.

1.9 In liaison with the Registered Manager and school, to set review targets and prepare development plans for the individual house in order to contribute to the Client’s Development Plan and strategic plan.

1.10 To help to draw up and implement action plans following Regulation 44 visits within set timescales.

1.11 To ensure that the individual needs of children and young people in regards to care, health and education are met; and to ensure religious observance and culturally significant activities are maintained.

1.12 To work alongside the Registered Manager to ensure the effective management of delegated budgets to achieve effective and efficient use of resources.

1.13 To respond effectively, and within timescales set, to referral to the Foundation.

1.14 To ensure that excellent communication and consultation is maintained with children and young people’s Local authority throughout the time of their placement.

1.15 To participate and ensure that excellent communication and consultation with children and young people’s parents / carers or significant others throughout the time of their placement.

2. People

2.1 To have line management responsibilities for the care staff, ensuring they receive appropriate induction, supervision and performance management to enable them to fulfil their line management responsibilities.

2.2 To promote team development and effective team working in order to deliver high quality services.

2.3 To monitor and model best practise and performance and evaluate and record attendance of staff

2.4 To ensure consistent practice, approach and strategies across the staff team to enable the young people to feel safe and boundaried.

3. Finance

3.1 To maintain effective budgetary control with clear planning and delegated areas of responsibility and within laid down guidelines.

3.2 To monitor ongoing expenditure.

3.3 To ensure that staff operate financial systems within the required guidelines such as petty cash and purchase orders.

4. Resources

4.1 To create a homely setting with which children can identify.

4.2 To maintain a safe environment, complying with health and safety and other legal requirements.

4.3 To maintain the fabric of the building, its grounds and equipment in good condition, encouraging staff and children to care for their surroundings and make best use of the available resources.

4.4 To ensure that risk assessments are completed, signed by all relevant parties and updated as necessary.

5. Professional Standards

5.1 To maintain high standards of childcare and to be flexible in adapting to meet children’s needs.

5.2 A duty to report to your line management when mot sure of systems and processes.

5.3 To maintain and continue to develop professional knowledge and skills through appropriate training, reading and other such activities.

5.4 To maintain high standards of reporting to external agencies and within Clients expectations.

5.5 To ensure that Education and Care Workers work within the expectations of the Client Model of Care in order that children and young people have access to opportunity, choices and equality so that they are able to progress.

5.6 To assess and develop your own management and leadership skills in line with the Foundations performance management programme.

6. Health & Safety

  1. To maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health and Safety Regulations.

7. Equal Opportunities

7.1 To contribute to the development, establishment and implementation of clear Equal Opportunities objectives for the service which promote equity for all service users and members of staff and formulate equality targets and performance measures for both employment and service delivery.

7.2 To promote and monitor development and anti-oppressive services which are ethically, religiously sensitive and recognise issues of disability in accordance with legislation and Foundation policy.

7.3 To promote a positive approach to all potential and existing service users and ensure that services under the posts control reflect this approach.

The duties outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change from time to time due to the changing nature of the working environment. You are expected to carry out all appropriate tasks necessary to meet the needs of the services or as may be requested by your line manager.


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