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Deputy Manager - Children's Residential

Dependant on experience
Dukinfield ,

An opportunity has become available to join New Horizons ever expanding team as the Deputy Manager for a newly opened Residential Children's Home.
Hollydene Children’s Home provides a safe, stable and nurturing home, catering for the needs of children and young people of either gender with a Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Impairment. In consultation with local authorities we provide long-term residential care. 
Specifically, we work with a broad range of complex needs, which include: 

• Autistic Spectrum conditions 
• Moderate or severe learning difficulty 
• Global developmental delays 
• Sensory Impairment 
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
• Specific language/communication difficulty
• Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

The Role

Responsibility for the management and supervision of Senior Residential Support Workers.
To ensure that team leaders have the skills, knowledge and ability to manage residential support workers effectively.
Responsibility for organising staff rotas.
Ensuring that staff understand and are fully aware of the daily routines of the home.
Work within the policies and procedures established in the home and those of New Horizons-(Stockport) Ltd
Ensure that all staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities in relation to Children’s Regulations.
Ensure that all staff are made aware of the variety of intervention strategies to work with children and young people in our care.
Ensure both local authority and internal care and placement plans are in place and that staff fully understand their role.
Ensure the home has sufficient and varied information regarding access to other support agencies and children's rights services.
To escort young people in the pool car or own vehicle when required or requested by management.
Ensure that own vehicle is road worthy, taxed, MOT, and that you have valid business insurance.
Take the lead in ensuring an open culture is created, one in which children can complain and that they are listened to.
Ensure that all staff work within a non discriminatory environment.
Assist the manager in the administration of financial related issues.
Work within the code of confidentiality and ensure that records in the home are stored in a manner which is compliant with regulations.
Undertake and participate in any training programmes which are relevant to the employment of staff working in children services, paying particular regard to residential care.
To assist the Manager in the effective and efficient management of the home.
To work within, and ensure effective delivery of the Main Responsibilities and Key Result areas identified within the role of Deputy Manager.
Deputise in the absence of the manager and cover for team leaders where necessary.
Ensure staff fully understand the role of a key worker and make sure systems are in place for the delivery of this practice.
Promote and actively encourage the professional development of staff.
Ensure that all administrative requirements of the home are maintained in such a way that they are compliant with good childcare practice, homes procedures, Company policies and Children's Regulations.
Ensure staff are aware of and deliver the support required to ensure the life chance opportunities of the young people for their social, educational, leisure, emotional, physical, and cultural needs are met.
Produce, co-ordinate and edit reports.
Where required act as a nominated officer for a variety of certification purposes, e.g. Fire, First Aid, Health and Safety, Training
Undertake supervision of identified members of staff, work within the Company policies and procedures in relation to supervision, and personal development plans (PDP).
Safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
Promote and actively encourage the delivery of a safe, structured and nurturing environment.
Where required be involved in the staff recruitment process.
You must co-operate with the Company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore expected to follow Company policies, to acquaint yourself with the Fire, Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work and carry out relevant risk assessments of unsafe practices and conditions that present a safety risk.


Experience of working with Children and Young People with Learning Difficulties and Autism
Hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management