As a leading provider of residential Children's Homes in Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire the aim is to empower young people to enable them to make positive changes to their lives and achieve outstanding outcomes. Our aspirations are for our young people to enhance their existing skills, develop new ones, improve their educational attainment and support them to achieve their aspirations for the future.
We are looking for an individual who is keen to support and care for young people in the home as part of the wider Prospects Group which enables us to provide wider services to young people we care for and for our staff enhanced professional development and career opportunities.
To be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day running (in line with National Minimum Standards and Children's Homes Regulations) of the Children's Home including promoting the safeguarding of young people's welfare. Participate in the on-call roster in support of the Children's Home.
- Manage the residential home on a day-to-day basis ensuring it is compliant in meeting all relevant legislative and contractual requirements, including the health and educational needs of young people.
- Liaise with other departments and external agencies to ensure that the young people receive appropriate plans, programmes and support in the home to aid their rehabilitation into the community and to meet contractual requirements.
- Coach, support and develop staff, including supervision, to maximise their performance and ensure high standards of care, values, ethical standards, equality and diversity, policies and procedures, legislation and contractual and inspection framework requirements are met.
- Assist in budget preparation and manage and control budgets to meet financial parameters.
- Interpret and implement changes in legislation relating to occupancy to ensure any enhanced requirements are met.
- Identify resourcing needs and the ongoing selection, training and development of staff to ensure service delivery is optimised and relevant standards are met.
- Maintain a positive health and safety culture to meet and maintain recognition awards and best practice.
- Achieve Ofsted 'good' or 'outstanding' outcomes for the home.
- On call responsibility in line with a planned rota system.
The Ideal Candidate:
- A professional social work qualification (Degree), QCF level 5 or working towards
- Substantial managerial experience within a similar environment (at least 1 year post-Ofsted registration)
- Previous residential care experience.
- Full driving licence
- Experience of project/ work planning, monitoring and reviewing/quality assurance.
- Knowledge of basic accounting principles and ability to interpret financial information
- Ability to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook Email & Calendar
Other benefits include:
- Employer contribution pension
- 25 days Annual leave plus 8 Bank holidays in lieu
- Regular supervisions, reviews of career and training needs/aspirations
- Further benefits to be discussed on application
If you are successful, you can be sure that you'll find a welcoming, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.
You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years.
You will be required to hold or apply for a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service)
Complete a screening process in line with Safer Recruitment procedures and Children's Home Regulations.
You will also need to complete a Health Care Declaration as part of your registration