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Children's Home Manager - Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Job Description

** Childrens Home Manager **
** Hitchin, Hertfordshire **
** 40 hours per week **
** Working with 2 children aged 11 - 17 years old with EBD **
** Permanent and full time **
** £35,000 - £42,000 **

BS Social Care are currently recruiting for a permanent and full time Childrens Home Manager in the Hitchin area of Hertfordshire. This role will be to work 40 hours per week and will be paid between £35,000 - £42,000 per year alongside 22 days annual leave, 8 days bank holidays, company pension and more.

About the company; this company works over the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area with children and young people with EBD within residential homes, respite and semi independant living.

About the job;
Have responsibility for the management of services, including staff management and supervision, care and placement planning, safeguarding, communications, report writing and monitoring quality and compliance.
Ensure full implementation of statutory and organisational policies and procedures and provide feedback on the effectiveness of all policies and procedures.
Compliance with legal and regulatory requirements such as provisions set out in the Children's Homes Regulations and Quality Standards 2015, Children's Act 1989, Data Protection Act, Health & Safety at Work Act and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
To be responsible for developing constructive working relationships within the wider community to promote the overall outcomes for looked after children.
Ensure that staff have the skills, experience and qualifications required to meet the needs of each child or young person placed in the home and provide continuity of care.
To lead and manage the home in a way that is aspirational, inspiring both children and young people and the staff who work there.

About the candidate;
Qualifications and Education...
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services; or equivalent.
Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development.


3 years' experience working with children in the last 5 years and at least 1 year at senior level.
Supervision or management experience.
Working with children, young people and their families.
Work in a residential setting.
Inter-agency work.

Knowledge and Understanding...

Children's Home Regulations and Quality Standards 2015, Single Social Care Inspection Framework (SSCIF), Children Act 1989, Children and Families Act 2014, Care Standards Act 2000, Children Act 2004, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, Health and Safety at work and associated guidance and regulation.
Policies and procedures pertaining to running a residential children's home.
Child protection, safeguarding children, impact of abuse and neglect, education and health needs of looked after children, equality and diversity and children's rights.
Care and placement planning, risk and review processes.
Understanding of the education, health, social, emotional and psychological needs of looked after children and young people and how to ensure these needs are met.

This role is a full time and permanent role offering £35,000 - £42,000 alongside a host of benefits.

To apply for this role, please call Zoe Gunn on 07848 037455 or email your CV evidencing the 'ideal candidate' skills .


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