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Registered Homes Manager - Hazel Lodge

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • St Leonards on Sea
  • Salary
  • £49,333 - £53,637 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 02/06/2024
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Management
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/40614
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/40614
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • St Leonards on Sea
  • Salary
  • £49,333 - £53,637 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 02/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Management

 

East Sussex County Council Children’s Services wish to appoint a Registered Manager to one of our four bedded children’s homes in St Leonards on Sea, recently rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Do you have the drive and determination to lead a staff team to improve looked after children and young people’s outcomes and enhance their life experiences? Are you passionate about working with young people? Do you have a working knowledge of the Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards 2015 and have management experience within a children’s home setting?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

  • You will be responsible for ensuring effective safeguarding for the young people you look after, overseeing effective and robust risk management and care planning.
  • You will manage a team of residential support workers and a deputy manager, providing supportive, reflective, and challenging supervision, to develop strong and positive relationships with the children in your care.
  • You will liaise with multi professional teams and families to drive forward the care plan and achieve best outcomes for the young people in your care.
  • You will ensure compliance with regulations and as well as maintaining standards as specified within Ofsted social care inspection framework.
  • You will be required to register and demonstrate as a fit person under Ofsted requirements for a Registered Manager.
  • You will hold the Level 5 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent level qualification or be willing to undertake within three years, or a social work qualification.
  • You will participate on the out of hours on call management rota across the East Sussex residential homes for which there is a claimed allowance.

The ideal candidate will have the drive, enthusiasm, and determination to improve the lives of the children residing at the home. You will have extensive residential experience to understand the needs of the children within the home’s setting at a managerial level and a good understanding of Children’s Home Regulations and quality standards. Offering excellent leadership to your committed team you will enable each child to reach their full potential whilst giving them positive experiences both socially and educationally, by implementing robust individual care plans and risk assessments. As an effective leader you will also be an excellent communicator, confidently working in partnership with a range of stakeholders, including Social Workers, Operational Managers, health and education professionals and corporate parents.

This challenging role will also require resilience and excellent self-awareness as you’ll be required to manage and support staff with children who have difficult behaviours and complex emotional needs.

To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When submitting your CV and cover letter be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests. We look forward to hearing from you.

You will be joining a Local Authority Children’s Service rated as 'Good' by Ofsted. 

Interviews will take place face to face on the 10th June.

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact

Fiona Lewis, Head of Service, Looked After Children

Tel: 01323 747197

Email: fiona.lewis@eastsussex.gov.uk

 

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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