Children's Home Manager

Recruiter
PCF
Location
Herne Bay
Salary
£30000 - £38000/annum
Posted
08 Apr 2021
Closes
10 Apr 2021
Ref
2054002814
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Registered Children's Home Manager Purpose of the Role: To maintain the smooth running of the home by promoting a harmonious culture by co-ordinating, supervising, directing and facilitating the team in delivering high standards of care. Protection and support to the children and young people by facilitating their physical, psychological, emotional and social development. Hours: 40 hours a week Holiday entitlement 28 days including bank holidays. Duties and Responsibilities: To ensure that the children and young person’s primary and developmental needs are priority by working to develop a strong caring ethos based on Pilgrims Homes statement of purpose. Creating a safe environment in which the children and young people feel emotionally & physically secure, and thus facilitates the guidance & the development of their self-esteem and full potential. The work of a Home Manager will, at times, be challenging and will include duties such as: Set in place procedures and processes within current government regulations and company policies/procedures, which ensure that all unit staff have a good knowledge and understanding of legal and registration requirements and are working to ensure that all Quality Standards are met to an exceptional level. Manage the physical resources of the home in line with legal, Inspection & registration guidelines / requirements and company policies. Manage and be responsible for the financial resources of the home, incorporating business management, budgeting and target setting. Directing and delegating as appropriate. Monitor & review effective procedures to manage all Health & Safety requirements of Pilgrims Homes, in line with legal requirements. Establish, monitor and evaluate clear child protection procedures within Pilgrims Homes, in line with the Protection of Children Act and Company policies. Instruct & guide staff, through clearly laid out procedures to exercise responsible control over the children in order to ensure their health & safety and to facilitate the children’s sense of responsibility and morals. Liaise with social workers, schools, therapists and other professionals as required, in order to represent the child’s needs or wishes if they are unable to do so themselves or to advise and facilitate them in raising wishes or complaints with the appropriate people, either personally or through delegated members of your staff team. Attend court and give evidence when appropriate, and if needed support and direct staff in preparing a child for interviews or court appearances. Chair/facilitate meetings as needed & required, directing the compilation of any necessary reports for court, reviews or planning meetings etc, in liaison with your staff team and to organise/ direct / facilitate the carrying out of those plans within the care environment. Contribute to and advise directors in Policy development, promoting a positive approach to change and development through the compilation, monitoring and evaluation of the Company’s annual business / development plan. Monitor and evaluate high standards in recruitment, selection and retention procedures, in liaison with The Operations Manager and in line with government legislation. Monitor and evaluate high standards in meeting Human Resources requirements, in liaison with The Operations Manager. Establish, monitor & review procedures which include service users in provision planning and service development. Monitor and evaluate effective supervision and appraisal systems which identify and acknowledges both poor performance & good practice, while at the same time also identifies and sets in place procedures to meet the developmental needs of all staff. Monitor disciplinary and complaints procedures, in line with legal and Company policies. Monitor and review procedures for the compilation of all staff rosters incorporating sickness and leave. Facilitate good practice in team management and team building, incorporating appropriate meeting and training sessions in the weekly roster. Monitor and evaluate the ongoing development of all staff through clear procedures, which enable training and development needs to be identified and met through a clear Company Training and Development Plan, and individual staff development plans/goals which are reviewed and up dated on a regular basis in line with changing needs. In liaison with The Operations Director, thus ensuring positive outcomes in order to advance the quality of service delivery. Monitor and review effective record keeping and information gathering procedures, in line with Legal and company requirements and policies. Monitor & review clear emergency procedures, to combat any possible crisis, in line with legal and Company policies/regulations. Monitor & review clear procedures to care for children when they are ill, including the administration of medicines treatment etc. under the guidance of the child’s doctor, and within the company’s policy and legal requirements. Facilitate through the staff team the children and young person’s leisure activities, both as a group individually, in order to expand their knowledge and life experiences. This will include organising and going away on holidays / trips with the children and young people. Manage own time effectively, ensuring appropriate delegation of tasks to deputies and other support staff. To undertake any other reasonable tasks / duties requested by the Directors. Qualifications & Knowledge: Management Qualifications Management training & experience Training in supportive skills (i.e. counselling) Basic knowledge of IT Knowledge of Equal opportunities & diversity models Up to date knowledge of Childcare & Child Protection Laws Child related/Social care qualifications Experience in: Operational & strategic management skills of children, staff & service Resources Working with abused children in a residential setting Facilitating, organising and directing & developing teams Using childcare Standards & best practise model to guide decision making Awareness of group dynamics in residential setting, experience of translating policy into practice Personal Qualities: Vision, creativity and innovation Tolerance & resilience Professional assertiveness Good organisational & time management skills Reflective skills An accessible, approachable & participative management style Awareness of own values and beliefs & confidence in own skills with Equal Opportunities A commitment to work in an anti-discriminatory non-judgemental Enthusiasm and commitment to the children’s protection & development A good sense of humour, initiative, integrity & honesty Abilities: Organise, plan and take responsibility Communicate clearly and effectively, both with colleagues and children, verbally and in writing Set appropriate examples for children at all times Motivate, aid and guide children in their self-development Listen and respond both responsibly and appropriately with sensitivity Manage children who display disruptive or challenging behaviour and to guide/direct staff in managing that behaviour Reporting and Placement Planning Manage and take direct responsibility for staff performance, training Understand and implement Quality Standards and support care

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