Registered Manager is sought by a children’s care home in Kingstanding, Birmingham. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective management of high quality residential provision for young people.
- Ensure the service and staff team provides high quality care for children and young people with social emotional and behavioural difficulties, mental health needs (SEMH) and/or learning difficulties and autism, in line with Quality Standards, Children's Homes' Regulations and Ofsted Inspection Frameworks.
- Ensure that practice is of high quality and promotes the safeguarding and development of children and young people.
- Ensure the voice of children and young people is heard and that their participation and involvement helps to influence all aspects of the service, including service improvement.
- Provide support and development of staff working within the home, including staff recruitment, induction, supervision, annual reviews, training and development.
- Directly lead and supervise staff to work effectively with children and young people who as a result of their experiences and/or disability may display a range of behaviours both externally and internally.
- Provide visible, clear leadership to staff including clear guidance and rigorous challenge, ensuring any performance issues are addressed early and issues of sickness, misconduct and poor performance are dealt with in line with company policy and procedures.
- Ensure that budgets are regularly monitored and financial controls are in place to keep expenditure within set financial limits and that principles of best value are adhered to.
- Ensure high quality assessments, reports, records and plans that are developed and regularly updated that meet practice standards and statutory and regulatory guidance and legislation.
- Ensure the home is inspection ready and provides quality assurance, notifications and monitoring as required from a regulated setting, adhering to relevant policies, procedures and legislation (e.g. Annex A, Schedule 40, Schedule 45, Schedule 44 Reponses).
- Ensure health & safety requirements of managing a children's home and building are met by ensuring all relevant checks, guidance, training, certificates and assessments are in place
- Ensure plans are developed with children, young people, their families and with partners, to make best use of effective multi-agency and partnership working.
- Ensure home and staff team support a partnership and a team around the child and family / carers approach to bring about change in both the child and family (where appropriate)
- Ensure direct work takes place with birth families and foster carers to understand the child and young people needs and support the building of relationships to support the step down transition from residential placements.
- Ensure children and young people are enabled to remain within, or return to, their family, family placement or supported living, wherever possible.
- Ensure effective team planning and that operational management of service and policy development takes account of the results of regulatory inspections.
- Develop and maintain strong and effective partnerships with relevant agencies professionals that ensures that the best outcomes are achieved for children and young people.
- Support the strategic planning of service and policy development and ensure that the home supports service priorities and continued service improvement.
- Ensure that young people and their families are involved in development, implementation and evaluation of services to meet their needs.
- Ensure effective recording, collation analysis and reporting of data & information within the home that supports performance and business systems in both the home and wider group.
- Quality assure and ensure effective contributions to meetings and written reports, plan and risk assessments that are individualised for each child and evidence areas for development, progress being made and outcome achieved.
- Ensure the home and residential staff work with the child's allocated social worker and team manager to ensure the child's care plan and placement plan is progressed without delay.
- Ensure staff are actively engaging with children and young and that practice supports children to make progress in all aspects of their development.
- Ensure that any safeguarding concerns relating to a child or any member of staff or visitor within the home are managed effectively
The Successful Registered Manager will have the following skills and experience:
- A recognised social work qualification or a professional qualification relevant to working with children at least at level 5 (or equivalent) or working towards it.
- De-escalation and Physical Intervention Training (can be provided for the right candidate.)
- Management qualification at level 5 is desirable, or willing to enrol on appointment within six months, and obtain within three years of their appointment.
- At least two years' experience relevant to residential care within the last five years.
- At least one year's experience supervising and managing professional staff.
- Demonstrable experience of effective development or leadership of staff groups.
- Knowledge of relevant Child Care legislation
- Good financial expertise to ensure the home is run on a sound financial basis.
- Demonstrable experience of decision-making and assessing risk
- Evidence of leading staff
- Experience of contributing to service development and management of change
- Significant experience of working with vulnerable young people, children on the Edge of Care and/or Looked After Children
- Significant experience of working effectively with partners and other agencies
- Track record of effective continuous improvement in service delivery.
- Ability to effectively use information and communication technology and information management systems.
- Experience and understanding of the effective use of performance frameworks.
- Understanding of confidentiality
- Understanding of the effects of trauma, abuse, neglect, separation and loss
- Knowledge of child development and attachment
- Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
- £40,000 - £55,000 salary depending on experience
- £6,000 bonus if Outstanding achieved from OFSTED
- Relocation fee of £6,000
- £2,000 towards rent in first year
- 35 hours Monday to Friday (expected to work outside these hours from time to time to suit the needs of the business)
£40,000 - £55,000 depending on experience + bonus + benefits