Area Camden are a Good Ofsted regulated business and we are now looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, dedicated, professional Registered Manager for our 10 bed children’s homes in London Borough of Camden. We are seeking someone with a minimum of 2-3 years’ management experience and experience of working with young people aged 11-17 who exhibit challenging behaviour. In line with the children’s homes regulations all candidates must have 2 years experience working in a children’s home
As a company we put our young people first and believe in providing a positive environment where they can grow to their full potential and so the right person would share our values and ethos. We work closely with other appropriate agencies and professionals and the quality and professionalism of our staff is therefore of paramount importance.
Main Purpose of Post: Registered Managers are accountable for delivering high quality care to the children and young people resident within the home. This means that they are responsible for delivery of all care services, as well as the strategic planning for developments within the home, and all day to day management matters. They will demonstrate the ability to build on the principles and practice standards expected at Area Camden and proactively contribute to the continuous improvement of childcare standards at Area Camden.
Registered Managers are responsible for delivering childcare that is focussed on obtaining the best outcomes for each child and young person within the home. Consequently, they are expected to demonstrate practical leadership in childcare, as well as organise and support staff to provide the best possible care for each young person. This involves being personally available, as well as the supervision and mentoring of staff, organisation of work patterns, and facilitation of care focussed training, and accessing of appropriate services to support the childcare practices within the home.
The ideal candidate would have an NVQ level 5 in Management and a minimum NVQ level 3 Caring for Children and Young People. Experience of managing staff, excellent written and verbal communication skills and leadership skills are essential qualities. Knowledge of the Children’s Act 1989 and Care Standards Act 2000 relating to Children’s Homes Regulations is required along with safeguarding procedures.
While the home manager is employed for 40 per week, they are expected to arrange their own work rota which may involve evening, weekend and night shifts duties. The home manager is wholly responsible for ensuring an appropriate staff presence to meet the childcare needs of the children and young people in the home.
- The post is subject to a six month probationary period.
- Annual leave is 28 days per annum this incudes Bank Holidays.
- The company has a government workplace pension scheme which can be joined following successful completion of probation period.
- A mobile phone is available.
- A car may available for use with a petrol allowance of £25 per week.
- The post is subject to three months’ notice on either side other than for disciplinary or malpractice issues.
- The successful candidate will need to be approved by the appropriate statutory body. Ofsted Person Specification – Registered Manager
If you feel you have the qualities we are looking for and are committed to achieving the best outcomes for our young people then please apply with your CV and a brief explanation of why you feel you would be our preferred candidate.
- The salary for this role is £55,000 per annum
- Travel allowance / or Car
- Pension contribution
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