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Registered Children’s Home Manager

  • Full Time
  • Northampton
  • This position has been filled.
  • Salary: £29,000 - £40,000

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Ace Appointments Midlands Ltd are recruiting, on behalf of a client for an experienced Registered Manager to work within a Children’s Residential Home.


This is a full time, permanent post based in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

The role will require the successful candidate to work 40 hours per week.


Minimum qualification level: QCF L3 qualification and must have a minimum of 18 months experience as Deputy Manager at a Residential Children’s Home


The successful candidate will be reporting directly into the Operations Manager.


The Home we are recruiting for is due to open within the next 3 – 6 months.


Job purpose:

To take total responsibility for the management of the care and therapy within the Home and to provide the optimum caring and therapeutic environment for the young people.


This care must be provided in accordance with National Minimum Standards (Children’s Homes 2010) together with Children’s Homes Regulations’ 2001, as the bases for the regulatory framework under the Care Standards ACT 2002(CSA). To meet and exceed the requirements of the Registering and Placing Authorities. To achieve and exceed the expected professional standards. To work to the principles and policies of the employer and the national five outcomes required within the Every Child Matters – 2004.


Principal duties and responsibilities:
1. Young People


  • Responsible for the processing and response of all local authority referrals
    • Arranges admissions of suitable young people to the Home at any time including weekends & evenings
    • Ensures that all young people’s plans are in place and of good quality.
    • Allocates keyworker to each young person; ensures proper external liaison
    • Monitors the achievement of all young person’s personal plans offering advice and support where necessary and taking corrective action as required.
    • Plans regular reviews, with appropriate reports, the involvement of relevant external agencies and steps to represent the young people’s interests.
    • Provides direct care and supervision. As required, to young people in the Homes, including providing occasional cover for staff absence as necessary.
    • Maintains effective daily contacts with external colleagues, both within Total Care Matters and in other organisations.
    • Works positively with families and others involved with the young people.
    • Directs and coordinates the care and therapy for each young person to ensure that their personal targets are met.
    • Work very closely in collaboration with your line manager and other senior colleagues. Responsible for update of all homes policies in line with current legislation and requirements.
    • Responsible for the financial expenditure and budget of the home.

2. Staff

• Works with the Provider to ensure that appropriately qualified and experienced staff are recruited and that staffing meets the standards and levels set out in the Registration document.
• Takes part in ensuring that full checks are undertaken and a probationary period successfully completed before allowing unsupervised work.
• Responsible for all mandatory and vocational training and qualification for the Home’s staff ensuring staff is qualified and trained to meet requirements and standards.
• Develops and maintains systems of delegation and review in order to promote teamwork and communication, in accordance with company policy.
• Provides regular supervision and review in line with company policies and care standards. Supports staff in achieving their personal development plans.

3. Quality
• Ensure that the Home is constantly being improved and developed to achieve excellent Ofsted outcomes
• Ensures that appropriate standards are maintained, especially in relation to:
o Care and therapy programmes for young people
o Health & Safety, Fire Safety, and Environmental Health
o Key aspects of Policy Folder – Young Person Protection, Equal Opportunities, Behaviour, Complaints & Representations
o Maintenance, decoration, cleanliness and grounds.
4. General
• Ensures that all care, financial and administrative records are maintained in accordance with company policies.
• Ensures that all young people’s financial affairs are administered strictly in accordance with company policies.
• Ensures that the Home operates to agreed financial targets.
• Works to promote employer as a valued, professional asset within its community. Ensures that young people and staff conduct themselves at all times in a manner to reinforce this image.
• Assists in the On-Call rota


Should you be interested in this job role, please submit your CV to Elisabeth Best for review.