We are currently on the lookout for a Deputy Home Manager to join our fantastic team within one of our Bedford residential services. Are you a caring and compassionate person with the need to help children and young people? Are you looking for a great team and company to grow with? If the answer to these questions is yes then this might be the job for you!

We are offering the following:

  • A basic salary of £14.22 per hour plus £30 per sleep in across 2-3 shifts per week meaning excellent work life balance
  • Your birthday off
  • Rota is always given 4 weeks in advance

Main Purpose of the Job

  • To assist the manager in achieving the aims and objectives of the Statement of Purpose.
  • To deputise in the absence of the Registered Manager.
  • To support and manage the staff to enable them to meet the needs of the children and young people.
  • To undertake direct work with Children and young people as appropriate.
  • To be the responsible person in managing child protection concerns and complaints.
  • To work in partnership with other professionals to achieve optimum outcomes for young people.
  • To offer supervision and support to senior staff in line with National Minimum Standards.

Duties & Responsibilities

To meet the needs of children through:

  • Ensuring that each young person has an allocated key worker
  • Ensuring that each member of staff is aware of each child’s placement plan and their responsibilities for its implementation
  • Attending childcare reviews and planning meetings to provide information and achieve best outcomes for young people
  • Undertaking direct work with young people and acting as an appropriate role model.
  • Assist in developing systems in which young people are consulted about the quality of care they receive
  • Maintaining accurate written records in logs, continuation sheets and files both to record information and enable regular monitoring and evaluation to take place
  • Working in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people.
  • Chairing children’s meetings and facilitating consultation with young people generally
  • Acting as an appropriate adult at PACE interviews

To manage a staff team through:

  • Providing managerial control and direction in relation to staff duties and responsibilities.
  • Assist with the recruitment and retention of staff including induction training for new staff into the home.
  • Supervision of new starters during their probationary period.
  • Develop a management style which balances the need to exercise control and give direction with the need to offer staff the opportunity to decision making
  • Taking responsibility for planning shifts and ensuring their smooth running when on duty.
  • Providing consultation and informal advice and support to staff in relation to day to day matters.
  • Offering 1:1 supervision to staff in line with National Minimum Standards
  • Identifying and progressing individual training and development needs of staff in the context of their personnel development plans
  • Undertaking annual appraisal of staff
  • Addressing issues in relation to conduct and competence of staff.
  • Conduct management investigations when required.
  • Assist the Registered Manager in promoting personal and professional development through the appropriate delegation of duties and responsibilities.
  • Contributing to team and staff meetings to facilitate good communication and staff development
  • Ensuring staff work within the Homes policies, procedures and National Minimum Standards requirements.

To develop systems which ensure the effective allocation of resources through:

  • Ensuring adequate staffing levels that meet the needs of the Home
  • Ensuring that budgets are managed effectively and the use of finances is properly monitored including petty cash returns, weekly attendance records.
  • Ensuring that company vehicles are clean and regularly maintained
  • Monitoring closely the fabric of the building (including fixtures, amenities and grounds) and taking remedial action where necessary.

Essential / Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Secondary Education with good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • NVQ 3 in caring for Children and Y

    Salary: £14.52 per hour

    Location: Bedford, MK44 2PX

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