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Children's Residential Care Management

  • Job reference: SL/PERM/CRM
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Management
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting for an Assistant Team Manager to work in Horley, Reigate & Banstead, Surrey based in a residential home.

-You will ideally hold a management and / or child care qualification at Diploma Level 5, above or equivalent. You need to have a good understanding of all relevant legislation, in particular the Children's Homes Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards 2015

About the Role

Are you looking for a challenge?

We are looking to for someone with experience of working in a Children's home, with managerial experience to deliver high standards of care, leadership and child protection to children and young people. As the successful candidate you will be confident, works well on using your own initiative, have excellent communication skills, be a decisive decision maker and have the ability to develop staff to their full potential.

This position requires you to undertake operational duties such as overseeing the day to day management of the home, administrative aspects such as co-ordinating reports, policies and monitoring data. You will also need to be a very self-aware and intuitive person who can work with the therapeutic aspects of our care delivery which will include assessments, supporting the emotional and physical well-being of both the young people and the team and deputise the running of the home in the Team Manager's absence in order to ensure a high standard of day to day care for the young people.

We are looking for applicants who have a good understanding of the theories of attachment, trauma and loss and how this impacts on a young person's life day to day. You will be enthusiastic, reliable and flexible and for this post you will have experience of working within a residential setting with a good understanding of the complex issues many young people in care have. You will aspire to make a difference and be willing to work in a restorative way ensuring at all times the best possible outcomes for the young people in our care.
You will support the Team Manager in ensuring effective delivery of service through the team, using HR methods including recruitment, induction, training, performance appraisal, succession planning and absence management. Ensure effective staff practice across the team through the use of systems, performance management information and internal practice audits by the production and utilisation of management information to monitor the effective and efficient delivery of services by team members.

You will need to be a 'go to person' who is solution focused, in addressing day-to-day issues. You will be expected to represent the home at various forums such as multi agency meetings and work from a child-focused perspective at all times.
p This is a challenging and rewarding role that requires compassion, self-awareness and maturity. A good sense of humour, high level of emotional resilience and positive attitude are essential!

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Sammy at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!