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Childrens Home Responsible Individual

  • Job reference: JM100720RI
  • Location: Bexleyheath, Kent
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Management
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Job description: We are currently recruiting for a Children's Home Responsible Individual. This is for a Children's Residential Home for 3 young people, aged 10-18.

This is a full time, permanent role working ½ days a week, with a negotiable salary depending on experience.

Main Purpose(s) of the job:

To become the Ofsted Responsible Individual for the children's home, overseeing the delivery of services which are fully compliant with the legislative and regulatory requirements particularly The Children's Homes Regulations and Quality Standards 2015 and other frameworks that govern practice.

Be responsible for monitoring and overseeing the day to day management, effective development and delivery of high-quality residential services to all Young People placed in our care and monitoring the manager is ensuring the individual identified needs are being met as per placement plan.

To direct, support and develop the manager in leading, managing and developing a cohesive staff team, ensuring that team members work effectively and in partnership with all Young People, families as appropriate and all internal and external agencies and professionals.

To carry out their statutory duties as determined, principally in relevant childcare legislation, Children's Homes Regulations and Quality Standards 2015.

To ensure that all services are planned and delivered in a way that maximizes participation and reflects children's rights in relation to services being provided.

Within the overall context of:
The Children's Homes Regulations and Quality Standards 2015
Children Act 2004, Care Act 2014 and other relevant legislation
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
The Homes Statement of Purpose
The Code of Conduct and Behavior and relevant policies

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that all child protection policies are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies.
Main Duties:
To be responsible for overseeing the day to day operation/management of an Ofsted regulated residential provision.
To ensure the highest standards of emotional, social, and physical care are always promoted, ensuring best practice outcomes for Young People through reflective practice, development and working in partnership.
To ensure strategic overview and vision of the organization are embedded in policies, procedures, and management strategies in collaboration with teams within the company.
To deliver highly motivated leadership, regular supervision sessions and development to the manager/team for which you are responsible.

Skills required:

* A DBS from within the last 12 months
* Experience in working in a Children Homes
* NVQ 5 qualification or equivalent

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!