Registered Childrens Manager - Purpletribe

Location: Gateshead

Salary: £35k - 37k per year

Contract Type: Permanent

Residential Children’s Home Manager

£35-37K PA

“An additional £3K bonus will be paid on successful completion of probationary period and all expected requirements met”

We are looking for an active, creative, passionate Children’s Home Manager to join our happy team Ashdown Care.  Ashdown Care is a family run business with over 2 decades of experience in the care industry.  Our ethos ensures that our young people live a happy, fulfilled life in a family focused environment, where staff treat them with unconditional positive regard at all times.  This post is in a relatively new children’s home which is currently a solo placement for a young person with complex needs.  Our new manager must be prepared to work flexible hours and have the energy and commitment to work with behaviours that are often challenging.  You must be a strong approachable leader with at least 2 years’ experience in a role relevant to the residential care of children (within the past 5 years) and must have worked in a senior role requiring supervision and management of staff.   Above all else, you must have a passion for improving the lives of young people and a drive to get the best out of your team.

Essential Job Requirements

  • Provide a safe environment for the young people in our care
  • Good communication skills with the ability to develop positive relationships with young people, colleagues, and professionals.
  • Be a good team player to provide a high level of care and achieve positive outcomes
  • Encourage the young people to be motivated and take part in activities, education, and extracurricular activities
  • Experience of and ability to lead staff teams to provide a high level of care within a residential childcare setting.
  •  Have a knowledge of child development and appreciation of the needs of children and young people.
  • Be able to adapt working practice to the ethos of the home.
  • Have resilience, motivation, and determination.
  • Can adapt to challenging and changing situations.
  • Be inclusive to all children & young people.
  • Diploma Level 3 qualified in Children and Young Person’s Workforce or equivalent.
  • Have 3 years’ work experience working with Children and Young People within a residential environment including 2 years at senior level.
  • Experience of Ofsted Inspections.
  • Experience of attending professionals meetings and working contributively with the professional network.
  • Experience of attending formal meetings and preparing formal reports.
  • Up to date knowledge of the current legislation governing the sector.
  • Have an understanding and can demonstrate confidentiality.
  • Strong knowledge of the National Minimum Standards for residential children’s homes.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal development and acquisition of professional skills and further qualifications.
  • Be flexible and able to undertake shift work including weekends and sleep-ins.
  • Ability to participate in ‘On-Call-Manger’ Rota and take calls out of hours.
  • Be prepared to apply for enhanced DBS disclosure and if applicable, overseas criminal records checks.
  • Full UK driving licence.

Desirable Attributes

  • Level 5 Leadership & Management qualification or Level 4 Registered Manager Award, or equivalent.
  • Understanding of attachment and trauma in relation to young people.
  • Experience in a therapeutic setting.
  • Proven Ofsted inspection history.
  • Proven success in development of teams and individuals

What will we do for you?

  • Paid mandatory and ongoing career development training.
  • Genuine progression opportunities.
  • Flexibility around family commitments.
  • Refer-a-friend bonus!
  • Loyalty bonuses.

If you are Intrested in applying for this role, please apply or call Alison on 0330 335 8997

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