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Childrens Deputy Manager

  • Job reference: JM200121DM
  • Location: Rochester, Kent
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: We are currently recruiting for a Childrens Registered Manager to join a private client on a permanent basis in Rochester. We are looking to for someone with experience of working in a Childrens home, with managerial experience to deliver high standards of care, leadership and child protection to children and young people. Successful Deputy Manager will be confident, works well to their own initiative, possess excellent communication skills, is a good decision maker and has the ability develop staff to their full potential.
Purpose of the Role of Deputy Manager:
To assist the Home Manager in maintaining the smooth running of the home by promoting a harmonious culture by co-ordinating, supervising, directing and facilitating the team in delivering high standards of care. Protection and support to the children and young people by facilitating their physical, psychological, emotional and social development.
Abilities required for the Role of Deputy Manager include but are not limited to:
*The ability to manage the home in the Managers absence, to an excellent standard.
*The ability to take responsibility for delivering care and support to the young people.
*The ability to ensure the home meets its regulatory and legislation requirements.
*The ability to work in accordance with the Quality Care Standards for Childrens homes and co-operate with any inspection process.
*The ability to manage and lead the staff team.
*The ability to offer support and guidance during On-Call duties.
*The ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both with colleagues and children, verbally and in writing.
*The ability to motivate, aid and guide children in their self-development.
*The ability to listen and respond both responsibly and appropriately with sensitivity.
*Ability to manage children who display disruptive or challenging behaviour and to guide/direct staff in managing that behaviour.
*Ability to manage and take direct responsibility for staff performance, training.
*Ability to maintain confidentiality and observe data protection guidelines.

Must have:
* Two years experience working in a Childrens Home.
* Knowledge and experience gained in a supervisory role of a Childrens Home.
* Hold a Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care with Children and Young People.
* Be prepared to work early, late and night shifts (including sleepovers) on a rota basis.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Josh 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!