Rugby, Warwickshire
£32,981 - £37,609 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Deputy Manager- Residential Childcare
Rugby, Warwickshire
Salary - £32,981 - £37,609
Full Time, Permanent
Closing date:  Sunday 08 December 2019

Our client is renowned for providing inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life-changing experiences and countless stories of success. Through their inspirational homes, schools and ethos, they’ve achieved the highest possible outcomes. In short, they’re enhancing life opportunities.

As Deputy Manager within one of their Children’s Homes, you will assist the Registered Manager and in their absence, be responsible for all administration and child care functions at the home.

You’ll assist the Registered Manager to promote good child care practice within the home, including:

  • Day to day supervision and guidance of staff regarding standards of care in line with the National Standards for Children’s Homes and the wider implications of group guidelines, procedures, instructions and policies eg. healthcare, children’s rights, child care law etc
  • Supervision of Key Workers
  • Ensuring that full and complete casework records for young people are maintained

You’ll be directly involved in Case Conferences, Reviews and Planning Meetings so will be responsible for:

  • Compiling written reports
  • Seeking the views and opinions of children and providing a platform for them to be heard


You will also assist the Registered Manager in ensuring that:

  • All administrative tasks are performed accurately
  • All financial budgets are controlled and allocated in the home
  • Identifying training needs
  • In service training
  • Staff meetings
  • Preparing working rotas
  • Induction and initial support of new staff
  • Selection of new staff members
  • Carrying out sleeping in duties as required
  • Performing the role of Designated Safeguarding Officer, acting as a source of advice on child protection matters and coordination action within the home

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Previous experience in a residential child care setting
  • Experience of carrying out administrative duties
  • Diploma Level 3 Residential Child Care
  • A willingness and desire to pursue further training
  • An awareness of children’s needs and rights
  • An awareness of child development
  • Knowledge of current child care law, specifically related to children in care
  • Experience of working with adolescents (11+)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good Literacy and numerical skills
  • Willingness to sleep in and work anti social hours
  • Clean UK driving license and the ability to drive with young passengers

Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. They are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

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Posted on: 03 December 2019
Closed date: 08 December 2019
Job ref: WSGJX484737
Tags: Social Care/Development