Deputy Registered Manager - Children's - West London

West London, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC260320_1585211965
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-03-26
  • Location: West London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-05-25
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for an experienced Deputy Manager to work for a children's residential setting for children with learning disabilities and autism in West London.

The home will provide respite placements for young people where the plan indicates this to be the most suitable intervention. The following skills are therefore crucial: Emotional sustainability; sound partnership practice; excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to form lasting relationships; commitment to working issues through; the capacity to be tenacious in working in a planned way to achieve the best outcomes for every young person through establishing achievable targets.

Main duties:

  • To assist the registered manager and deputise for the manager and be responsible for the management, co-ordination and development of a range of quality services for young people accommodated within the home
  • To promote the practice of working in partnership with young people, their families and other staff within the Service who are familiar with the needs of the young person, and have extensive knowledge of autism as well as with other agencies, in order to meet the identified needs of young people.
  • To provide effective leadership by implementing organisational strategies to enable the objectives
  • of the service to be fully achieved
  • To assist the registered manager to actively participate in staff recruitment and in any staff grievance or disciplinary processes
  • To work in collaboration with the responsible individual and registered manager to undertake appropriate training and implement good practice in autism
  • To promote the development and effective working practice by ensuring that staff training and development needs are identified and by ensuring that those needs are met. To assist in training staff as required
  • To maximise the effectiveness of staff through motivation, development and the application of the Services personnel policies
  • To take the lead, with the registered manager in setting standards and evaluating achievements
  • To take a proactive role in the development of corporate policies and service initiatives, aimed at improving the services provided by the Service
  • To assist the manager in ensuring that the Statement of Purpose accurately reflects the operational practices of the home and correctly outlines the qualifications, experience and expertise of the staff employed within the home
  • To assist the manager set to review targets and objectives for the home's staff team in order to ensure that work is focused and has clear direction
  • To have line management responsibilities for the staff team, ensuring that all staff receive appropriate induction, supervision and appraisal, and to provide operational management of the staff team and to deploy appropriate staff resources in order that key tasks are fulfilled
  • To ensure that sufficient back up resources are available in emergency/out of hours situations including participation in an out of hours 'On-Call' rota

Qualifications and work experience

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (or a qualification which the registered provider considers to be equivalent to the Level 5 Diploma) or be committed to achieving the relevant qualification within the timescale required by the Children's Homes Regulations
  • Has worked for at least 2 years, within the last 5 years, in a position relevant to the residential care of children
  • Experience of working with children and young people with autism
  • Worked for at least one year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role
  • Sound knowledge of Ofsted requirements and current, relevant legislation. Working with children, young people and their families
  • Work in a residential setting
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