Deputy Manager - Edge of Care

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
Grade 11 £38,223 - £42,403
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Your normal place of work will be a designated Children's Home in the Seaham area, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham
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Closing date:
26 Nov
Further Information
Deputy Manager, Edge of Care Service, Seaham Area

We have a fantastic opportunity to welcome you to be part of growing and innovative team. We are expanding our current Children’s Residential offer and will open a bespoke service primarily aimed to reduce the number of Looked After Children in County Durham.

You will join us at a really exciting time as we expand our residential provision, developing homes which meet the individual needs of young people, and creating teams who are invested in, well supported and skilled in trauma-based approaches to work alongside children and young people with a range of different needs.

The Role 
As a Deputy Manager, you will be integral to the development and delivery of our residential short-break offer, working with existing Durham County Council services in addition to the wider system to reduce the number of children becoming looked after.

The Deputy Manager will work in partnership with the Registered Manager to model best practice and lead on interventions to train and develop others as required. You will be part of an aspirational culture and approach to improve and develop the Children’s Homes Service to achieve its vision of providing high quality care and support to children, young people and their families as stated in the Children’s Homes Statement of Purpose.

As a Deputy Manager, you can expect a thorough and supportive induction, a suite of training and professional development opportunities.  

Skills and Experience
You should have an understanding of the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, and their application, as well as experience of Ofsted inspections and Regulation 44. You should have an appreciation of the importance of evidence-based practice and research in relation to children and young people in our care.

You should have significant experience of working within a residential setting and experience of working in a supervisory or management role. As well as proven people management skills, and experience of quality assurance tools. You will also demonstrate exceptional communications skills and the ability to support and develop the team. 

We are looking for someone who puts children and young people at the centre of everything we do and is committed to exceptional service delivery.  

Your expertise should come with relevant professional qualifications including:
• Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care or equivalent qualification as stated in the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015
• Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or willingness to work towards this within 18 months from qualification enrolment in accordance with DCC guidelines

Our offer
We offer a comprehensive rewards and benefits package, you can find further details at: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26895/Rewards-and-benefit

Is this the role for you?
If you would like to find out more about the post please contact Michael Burlison, Service Manager via email to Michael.Burlison@durham.gov.uk to arrange a discussion.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 8th December 2023.

We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services. As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.