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Registered Ofsted Home Manager (Canterbury)

  • Location:

    Canterbury, Kent

  • Sector:

    Services for children

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £48000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Junior

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

  • Job ref:

    HG2708_1619526734

  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    27/05/2021

  • Startdate:

    27/04/21 13:23:00

Job Description

Brook Street Social Care are working with an organisation that specialises in providing care and support to vulnerable children and young people. The organisation is one of the most reputable childcare companies with all homes rated at "good or Outstanding" by OFsted. Due to a growth in the business there is a large recruitment campaign to attract the best Children`s care specialists, to join the company at this time of expansion.

Qualifications & Knowledge:
The Home Manager should have knowledge of:
o Knowledge of Management theories
o Management Qualifications
o Management training & experience
o Training in supportive skills (i.e. counselling)
o Basic knowledge of IT
o Knowledge of Equal opportunities & diversity models
o Upto date knowledge of Childcare & Child Protection Laws
o Child related/Social care qualifications

Experience:
The Home Manager should have experience of:
o Experience in operational & strategic management skills of children, staff & service Resources
o Experience of working with abused children in a residential setting
o Experience of facilitating, organising and directing & developing teams
o Experience of using childcare Standards & best practise model to guide decision making
o Awareness of group dynamics in residential setting, experience of translating policy into
o practice

Personal Qualities:
The Home Manager should have qualities such as:
o Vision, creativity and innovation
o Tolerance & resilience
o Professional assertiveness
o Good organisational & time management skills
o Reflective skills
o An accessible, approachable & participative management style
o Awareness of own values and beliefs & confidence in own skills with Equal Opportunities
o A commitment to work in an anti-discriminatory non-judgemental
o Enthusiasm and commitment to the children`s protection & development
o A good sense of humour, initiative, integrity & honesty

Abilities:
The Home Manager should have abilities such as:
o The ability to organise, plan and take responsibility
o The ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both with colleagues and children, verbally and in writing
o The ability to set appropriate examples for children at all times
o The ability to motivate, aid and guide children in their self-development
o The ability to listen and respond both responsibly and appropriately with sensitivity
o The ability to manage children who display disruptive or challenging behaviour and to guide/direct staff in managing that behaviour
o reporting and Placement Planning
o Ability to manage and take direct responsibility for staff performance, training
o Ability to understand and implement Quality Standards and support care,
o Ability to complete and follow all required documentation relating to
o Ability to undertake supervisions of staff


My client is offering a salary of up to £48k per annum + bonuses. The position is a 40 hours contract, based on a Monday to Friday pattern (includes on call duties)

For any more questions please contact

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