Registered Home Manager .
SWAAY Child & Adolescent Services Ltd are looking for a Home Manager to join a team offering therapeutic residential care for males aged between 11-18 years who have difficulties related to attachment and developmental trauma, and who have perpetrated sexually harmful behaviour.
Position: Registered Home Manager
Location: Reading & Bracknell, Berkshire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 150 hours per month
Salary: £33,000 to £40,000 per annum (dependent on experience and qualifications)
Benefits: Opportunities for growth and continued professional development, Enhanced disclosure cost coverage, a generous annual leave entitlement, cycle to work scheme, Nest Pension option and childcare vouchers, death in service benefit and online employee benefits.
About the role:
The Home Manager will provide a combination of effective safeguarding, support to the young people in the home and leadership to the team of which they are in charge. They will be responsible for the management and day to day running of the home, including staffing, weekly budget, the resources, and the fabric of the building.
The role involves leading excellent standards of individualised care and meeting the emotional, physical and developmental needs of the children and young people at the home. The Home Manager will promote the ethos of openness and use the principles of Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy (PACE) to provide the children/ young people with attachment security. The role will involve supporting the therapy and education programmes and liaising with families / external agencies.
The Home Manager will provide staff training and leadership, guidance, motivation, creativity and management to other staff. They will oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of placement plans and risk assessments and maintain accurate records within the house in line with legislation and company policies. The role will involve ‘On Call’ duties.
The Home Manager must have at least 2 years’ experience working with children / young people (at least 1 year in a senior role with managerial responsibilities); and previous experience of working with children / young people with emotional or behavioural difficulties / disrupted attachments.
The Home Manager must have achieved or be willing / able to work towards Diploma 5 in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare; or a qualification that the registered provider considers to be equivalent. They must have working knowledge of The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015; Working together to safeguard children 2018; and any other relevant legislation.
Successful applicants will display a positive and resilient attitude. They will act as a role model to the children and young people and will uphold clear and consistent boundaries. They will display empathy, creativity and a sense of fun. They will have good report writing and verbal communication skills.
We support continued professional development and provide a wealth of opportunities for growth.
SWAAY is committed to safeguarding children. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references and a health check.
You may have experience of the following: Home Manager, Deputy Home Manager, Social Worker.