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Registered Children’s Homes Manager (Solo Children’s Residential Provision)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
08/12/2023
Advert End Date:
12/04/2024 12:00
Salary:
£45,441 pa
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
255882
Employment Location:
Solo Children’s Residential Provision, South Tyneside. East Boldon
Post Number:
CF19223
Number of posts:
1
Closing date:
12 Apr
Further Information
Registered Children’s Homes Manager
(Solo Children’s Residential Provision, South Tyneside)
(Children and Young People’s Residential Care, South Tyneside)
£45,441 pa

 
A fantastic opportunity awaits the right person who:
  • Can manage a team to make a difference to a child’s life.
  • Can manage a team to support and care for a child with disabilities.
  • Can manage a team to deliver high quality care. 

In South Tyneside, our children and families are at the forefront of everything we do. We want every child and family to feel supported in times of need and empowered to make the right decisions; we are committed to making a difference. We take pride in our Children’s Residential Service, where staff are valued, supported, and trusted to drive this vision forward.
 
We are excited to expand our Residential offer with the development of a purpose built one bed, children’s home in South Tyneside, for one child with disabilities.
 
We are excited to expand our Residential offer with the development of a one bed children’s home for a young person with disabilities.  The young person has very complex needs and requires support for many aspects of daily life. The young person has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder with ADHD tendencies and associated learning disability.
 
You will be integral to the development of the new service, working in partnership with other agencies and professionals, working closely with the project management team, offering advice and guidance, developing policies and procedures, recruitment to posts.
 
As we continue to move from strength to strength focusing on our priority – Children and Young People – we build on our commitment to delivering the highest quality care which is founded in our strengths based and relational approach to care.  You and the team benefit from comprehensive and forward-thinking training and development, close working partnerships across the wider service, an experienced and qualified team and high levels of support / supervision.
 
It is essential that you hold the same values and principles as we do; placing the young people at the centre of all we do, building on relationships to support young people to achieve more than they could have thought possible and listening and valuing their contribution to improving the home and wider services who support them.
 
As Registered Manager you will ensure the day-to-day care of young people is of the highest quality and in accordance with the values and principles of the service, regulations and best practice.  You will ensure the provision of care and recording is of the highest possible standard.

You will lead on the continued development of quality assurance processes which ensure care, safeguarding and support continues to develop in order to meet the current and future needs of our children and young people.  You will be responsible for ensuring data, finances and performance of the home is accurate, timely and of the highest standard.  You will work closely with colleagues across the wider service and partners to ensure our high standards and aspirations for young people are achieved.
 
This is an exciting time for Children’s Residential Services in South Tyneside.  South Tyneside has a plan for continued investment into the service, the training and development of managers and staff, its refurbishment and development of existing and new Children’s homes and a clear, focussed vision to achieve best outcomes for our children and young people.  As a manager in South Tyneside, you will have opportunities to learn and develop as part of a forward thinking, innovative and creative children’s residential team.
 
About You: 
  • You will be an experienced Manager with proven supervisory experience and skills.
  • You will have significant experience of delivering a wide range of interventions with children and young people.
  • You have a proven ability to place the child/young person and family at the centre of all practice and decision making.
  • You will have experience of caring for children with disabilities.
  • You can demonstrate a highly developed awareness of child development, adolescence, family dynamics, safeguarding, mental health, substance misuse and domestic violence.
  • You have a proven ability to establish working relationships with children, families and partner agencies.
  • You will be expected to successfully complete a fit person interview from Ofsted. 

We offer an excellent benefits package and further information is available here - www.southtyneside.gov.uk/workinghere.
 
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Darren Bird, Operations Manager- Residential Service on 07885916978 between 9 – 5 Weekdays.
 
South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment check.
 
Please note that if you apply for this role, all communication regarding your application will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, please ensure you check your junk mail.
 
**Please note:  The Closing date has been extended further to Noon, 12 April 2024.
 
Interviews are to take place on an on-going basis.