Job type full-time
Full job description
Duties and responsibilities:
7 bedded homeTo ensure that the children and young person’s primary and developmental needs are priority by working to develop a strong caring ethosCreating a safe environment in which the children and young people feel emotionally & physically secure, and thus facilitates the guidance & the development of their self-esteem and full potential.
The work of a home manager will, at times, be challenging and will include, but is not limited to duties such as:
Set in place procedures and processes within current government regulations and company policies/procedures, which ensure that all unit staff have a good knowledge and understanding of legal and registration requirements and are working to ensure that all national care standards are met to an exceptional level.
Manage the physical resources of the home in line with legal, inspection & registration guidelines / requirements and company policies.
Manage and be responsible for the financial resources of the home, incorporating business management, budgeting and target settingDirecting and delegating as appropriate.
Instruct & guide staff, through clearly laid out procedures to exercise responsible control over the children in order to ensure their health & safety and to facilitate the children’s sense of responsibility and morals.
Liaise with social workers, schools, therapists and other professionals as required, in order to represent the child’s needs or wishes if they are unable to do so themselves or to advise and facilitate them in raising wishes or complaints with the appropriate people, either personally or through delegated members of your staff team.
Attend court and give evidence when appropriate, and if needed support and direct staff in preparing a child for interviews or court appearances.
Chair/facilitate meetings as needed & required, directing the compilation of any necessary reports for court, reviews or planning meetings etc, in liaison with your staff team and to organise/ direct / facilitate the carrying out of those plans within the care environment.
Contribute to and advise directors in policy development, promoting a positive approach to change and development through the compilation, monitoring and evaluation of the company’s annual business / development plan.
Monitor and evaluate high standards in recruitment, selection and retention procedures, in liaison with the operations director and in line with government legislation.
Establish, monitor & review procedures which include service users in provision planning and service development.
Monitor and evaluate effective supervision and appraisal systems which identify and acknowledges both poor performance & good practice, while at the same time also identifies and sets in place procedures to meet the developmental needs of all staff.
Monitor disciplinary and complaints procedures, in line with legal and company policies.
Monitor and review procedures for the compilation of all staff rosters incorporating sickness and leave.
Facilitate good practice in team management and team building, incorporating appropriate meeting and training sessions in the weekly roster.
Monitor and evaluate the ongoing development of all staff through clear procedures, which enable training and development needs to be identified and met through a clear company training and development plan, and individual staff development plans/goals which are reviewed and up dated on a regular basis in line with changing needsIn liaison with the operations directorThus ensuring positive outcomes in order to advance the quality of service delivery.
Monitor & review clear emergency procedures, to combat any possible crisis, in line with legal and company policies/regulations.
Facilitate through the staff team the children and young person’s leisure activities, both as a group individually, in order to expand their knowledge and life experiencesThis will include organising and going away on holidays / trips with the children and young people.
Manage own time effectively, ensuring appropriate delegation of tasks to deputies and other support staff.
The home manager should have knowledge of:
Knowledge of management theories
Management training & experience
Training in supportive skills (i.eCounselling)
Child related/social care qualifications
The home manager should have experience of:
Experience in operational & strategic management skills of children, staff & service resources
Experience of working with abused children in a residential setting
Experience of facilitating, organising and directing & developing teams
Experience of using childcare standards & best practise model to guide decision making