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Manager - Residential Children's Homes

Salary details: £ - £

Location
Solomon House, Buxton
Reference
JOB/24/02053
Salary details
Grade 12 £41,765 - £45,149 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Permanent
Hours
37 hours per week
Closing Date
14 July 2024

Our Commitment

Derbyshire provides consistent, good quality care through twelve children’s homes across the County. Our homes provide an environment where young people feel happy to live.

Under-pinned by Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy (PACE), trauma informed practice, social pedagogy and person-centred approach to inform practice, we work continuously to improve the quality of our Children’s homes, ensuring our young people have every opportunity to thrive and develop.

We are inviting applications from enthusiastic, skilled, caring and creative people who can work in and manage residential care homes for children.

Can you:

Lead and work as part of a team that acts as good parents, and provides a warm, safe and caring home for children and young people?

Guide staff to nurture the talents and interests of children and young people and support each child or young person to develop as a whole person and lead the home into becoming Outstanding?

We have exceptionally high standards for all our children’s homes in Derbyshire where the home is provided and managed by those who are suitable to work with children and have the appropriate skills, experience and qualifications to deliver an efficient, effective and outstanding service.

Are you:

Committed to continuous improvement of practice and service provision?
Highly motivated, energetic and enthusiastic?
Committed to children's and young people’s participation and social inclusion?
Determined to provide good quality care for children and young people?

The manager of the residential Childrens home is expected to have:

  • A good knowledge and experience of law and practice related to looking after children and young people
  • Management skills to manage the work efficiently and effectively
  • Financial expertise to ensure the home is run on a sound financial basis including long term financial viability of the home

You must hold or be working towards:

  • Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)
  • Must also have or be willing to work towards the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) or equivalent.
  • A Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Services with Children and Young People’s Residential Management Pathway
  • A recognised social work qualification or professional qualification relevant to working with children at least NVQ level 4 in Health and Social Care, and
  • A qualification in management at least NVQ level 4 or equivalent experience
  • Have experience relevant to residential care within the last five years, and 
  • Have experience of supervising staff and managing professional staff

You will be:

Responsible for managing operational activities within a children’s residential home including staff, budgets and resources. Knowledge of the Children Act, the Guide to the Children’s Homes Regulations, including Quality Standards and Ofsted requirements is essential, together with experience of direct work with children and young people and their families with complex needs in a residential setting.

In return for your commitment, we offer you:

Working for Derbyshire

Derbyshire is also a great place to live and work. It's only a short drive to Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield, and Manchester but is also home to miles of beautiful countryside and has the Peak District National Park on its doorstep. The county enjoys house prices below the UK average and has great road and rail links. In addition to location, there are several perks to being a Derbyshire County Council employee:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • travel expenses
  • discount on leisure centre memberships
  • free car parking at most sites
  • an in-house counselling services
  • occupational health service
  • access to sessions with a trained physiotherapist
  • cycle to work scheme
  • 27 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Financial reimbursement for On-Call shifts

You will be paid £29.20 for any period of standby duty up to 8 hours. If your standby duty is for a longer period of time, you will be paid an additional duty payment of £3.66 for each two-hour block thereafter, up to a maximum of 24 hours for each period of standby duty.

  • Good work/life balance including Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Access to a comprehensive wellbeing package

This post provides an opportunity to lead a highly motivated and enthusiastic staff team who are committed to providing a high quality service to children and their families in Derbyshire. For an informal discussion contact Jon Cammiss on 07814347045 

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here

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Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here

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