We are working with one of our childrens homes in the Thanet area, and looking for a Home Manager who will be responsible for leading, organising and managing a group of staff working in one of the care teams. They will be required to arrange and manage the care of the children and administration of the team.
1. Enabling young people to connect and communicate effectively with parents/carers, making sure a variety of methods (phone, email, Skype etc.) are available to make this possible. Maintaining a log of calls home and acting as an escort and companion on visits to parents/carers
2. Leading by example in speaking only kindly and encouraging positive relationships both as the first point of contact between the school and the young person’s parents/carers/other relevant external professionals, communicating politely and courteously at all times
3. Managing staff to reflect and adjust approaches to ensure each young person can contribute positively to daily household routines and activity plans, using dynamic risk assessments to help each young person feel safe and to engage meaningfully in their home and life
You MUST have at least 4 Years working with children/people with severe learning difficulties and/or autism, or with other children/people in a residential setting.
Two years as above, plus the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare
Please note post holders must be willing to commit to obtaining the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare within 2 years of the start of their employment if not already obtained
Must have awareness of the needs of children with learning difficulties and autism.
Have the proven experience of managing a team of care staff during shifts/unsociable hours and acting as a positive role model.
If successful you will be called to interview as soon as possible. Please send your CV if you meet the criteria above