Residential Home Manager

  • Location:

    Oldham, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Social Work

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    Up to £21.46 per hour

  • Contact:

    Catherine Yates

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Residential Homes Manager

Job purpose

To be responsible for the home / s as 'Registered Manager' as laid out in the Children's Homes Regulations 2001 and National Minimum Standards.

Be accountable for the day to day management of the residential establishment/s in accordance with the policy of the Local Authority and the Department's operational policies and the guidelines laid down by Ofsted.

Key tasks

  • To provide a planned and safe environment which gives care, control and nurture, appropriate to maintaining and promoting the emotional and physical well - being of children and young people in accordance with Looked After Children arrangements ( LAC ) involving family members wherever possible.
  • To ensure the physical aspects of any residential meets or exceeds the minimum standards as defined by the National Minimum Standards (NMS).
  • To develop, implement, review and record LAC materials which have been formed with the Field Social Workers for each individual child or young person.
  • To contribute to the development of Child Care Services and professional standards throughout the Department.
  • To create and maintain contact and liaisons outside the establishment to further their purpose, e.g. schools and health services, family members, educational staff, Ofsted, Youth Offending Service ( YOS ) and other services within the department and elected members.
  • To write Action Plans as a response to Ofsted Inspections Reports and implement the actions arising from them.
  • To be responsible for the appointment of Deputies and Residential Child Care Workers, in conjunction with the Head of Service.
  • To appoint domestic staff.
  • To allocate work and ensure it achieves departmental standards and NMS.
  • To monitor and report to Ofsted those matters required under the NMS.
  • To foster the professional development of all staff, to assess training needs, to provide 'in house' courses, to use external courses.
  • To supervise, or organise the supervision of staff undertaking professional training, or students on placement.
  • To act as an NVQ Assessor and / or Internal Verifier.
  • To ensure that the home / s follows and maintains Departmental policy and NMS on the education of Children in Public Care.
  • To be responsible for budgets delegated to the home / s, ensuring spending is within set limits.
  • To take part in an Out of Hours 'On Call' System, providing support and advise to all children's homes and be a first point of contact for the Emergency Duty Team.

Experience, Education, Special Qualifications and Training Requirements

  • DipSW / CSS / CQSW / or equivalent, NVQ4 Caring for Children, NVQ 4 Management, RMA-Leadership In Management Level 4 or any other Management Qualification recognised by Ofsted.
  • Experience in residential social work and of working in a line management position.

Please apply with your up to date cv and a daytime contact number.

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