Registered Manager, Children's Home
1 Eastern Avenue, Ashford, United Kingdom
Permanent Registered Manager - Ashford Kent OFSTED rating - Outstanding 5 Bedded home currently with 4 young people (mixed gender)
Salary range £34,549 - £46,000
39 hours per week – 40 days holiday (Inclusive of Bank Holidays)
Closing date - 9th December Video Interviews 16th December
YOU WILL NEED:
Level 5 qualification in Management.
Recognised competencies in order to complete the Level 7 in Leadership and Management.
Other qualifications demonstrating continuing professional development, e.g. DMS etc.
A minimum of 2 years successful experience working with children at Management level
Experience of successful management at middle management or senior management level and contribution to problem solving initiatives and development planning
Minimum of 1-years’ experience of staff supervision
Experience of working successfully with children and young people exhibiting very challenging social, emotional and behavioural problems
Experience of managing budgets/financial systems
A proven track record of working to time scales, meeting deadlines by using a range of systems and processes.
JOB DESCRIPTION – REGISTERED MANAGER
The primary purpose of the Client Foundation 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 Foundation. 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 Responsible Individual
DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE:-
The post holder will be accountable to the Responsible Individual. The Registered Manager will work alongside other Registered Managers and Senior Management Team to ensure delivery of operational development and standards. The Registered Manager will be responsible for 1 home.
The Registered Manager has sole responsibility for this house and will be expected to work across all shifts in order to provide effective quality assurance and model best practice.
The Registered Manager will be responsible for delivering an outstanding standard of care to those placed in the home and for ensuring that the home works within its Statement of Purpose and all relevant legislation.
1. Duties and Responsibilities Specific to the Post
1.1 To take responsibility, along with the senior management team, to maintain a high level of occupancy and take all necessary actions to prevent the breakdown of placements.
1.2 To be responsible for the effective management, co-ordination and development of a range of quality services for young people. To deliver care, education and health plan objectives. To assume responsibility for all aspects of safeguarding.
1.3 To work in partnership with young people, their families, the placing local authority and other professionals, in order to meet the young people’s needs.
1.4 To provide effective leadership by contributing to and implementing organisational strategies working across traditional boundaries within a multidisciplinary team.
1.5 To work with the other Registered Managers to ensure that best practice is disseminated and implemented across the Foundation.
1.6 To lead on Health and Safety, ensuring risk assessments are completed, records are monitored and regulatory requirements are met, e.g. RIDDOR. To analyse data to ensure appropriate response to levels of incidents, restraints etc.
1.7 To provide operational management, ensure that your home is appropriately staffed and support the organisation’s other children’s homes as and when required.
1.8 To have line management responsibilities for senior staff, ensuring that they receive appropriate induction, supervision and performance management which is cascaded throughout the team. To promote team development and effective team working in order to deliver high quality services.
1.9 To ensure that all Reg 45 reports and responses to Reg 44 visits are completed to a high standard within the required time scales.
1.10 To work in conjunction with the organisation’s referrals function and Local Authorities to ensure effective communication and planning around referrals and placements into the organisation.
1.11 To be responsible for developing effective communication strategies and systems.
1.12 To ensure that your team has all mandatory training required by the regulations and the organisation’s own policy.
1.13 To work with the organisation’s Training Lead to develop a culture of learning and development within your team and build skills to further enhance the quality of care provided.
1.14 To manage HR issues including absence, disciplinary and grievances within the organisation’s published policies and procedures and achieve a low level of staff turnover.
1.15 To liaise with HR in order to recruit and induct sufficient staff as required to meet the organisation’s staffing needs for its residential care homes.
1.16 To develop and sustain effective dialogue with Ofsted and other legislative bodies and maintain regulatory performance at a minimum of ‘Good’.
1.17 To participate in the monthly programme of Independent Visitor visits for the houses, draw up action plans and ensure their effective implementation.
1.18 To ensure the effective management of delegated budgets to achieve an efficient use of resources.
1.19 To quality assure all existing and future information systems, model their use and use them effectively to monitor outcomes for staff and young people.
1.20 To undertake out of hours duties in relation to the effective running of the home and the needs to the organisation.
1.21 To take full responsibility for the required reporting in terms of Regulations and ensure that subsequent action plans are completed in good time.
1.22 To provide data, commentary and analysis in relation to the activities within the home as required by the senior management team.
1.23 Attend all local authority review for children and young people placed in the home.
1.24 To undertake duties across all shifts in order to model best practise, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of practise and care.
1.25 To ensure that staffing, rotas and support needs are employed, analysed and consolidated in line with financial requirements of the Client Foundation.
1.26 Undertake other lead responsibilities as allocated in liaison with the Responsible Individual.
2. Management Development
2.1 To assess and develop your own management and leadership skills in line with the Foundations performance management programme.
3. Health & Safety
3.1 To maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health and Safety Regulations.
4. Equal Opportunities
4.1 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.
4.2 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.
4.3 To promote a positive approach to all potential and existing service users and ensure that services under the posts control reflect this approach.
The list of duties in the job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. This job description will be supplemented by annual target-based outcomes, which will be developed in conjunction with the post holder. It will be subject to regular review and the duties listed may be added to or amended.