The salary range for this position is £38,746 - £42,053 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.
You'll be working at our new Residential home Sycamore which is located in Epsom and easily accessed by public transport links from Greater and Outer London Boroughs.
Are you committed to providing a caring and safe home environment for children and young people?
Are you a champion for creating the right conditions in which children and young people can thrive and seize opportunities?
If so, we'd love you to consider joining us as a Deputy Manager for our new residential children's home!
Rewards and Benefits
- 26 days' holiday (prorated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
- Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
- An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
- Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
- Paternity, adoption and dependents leave
- A generous local government salary related pension
- Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
- 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
We can support you to obtain a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Care (if not already held) as well as access to a range of learning and development activities including Restorative Approaches, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Behaviour Support and Contextual Safeguarding
In return for your expertise, commitment and experience we will support your ongoing learning and development through a culture of high support and high challenge. We offer market leading training opportunities and, with a developing and expanding residential service, there will be lots of opportunities to progress in your career.
Our Residential Service
Surrey County Council are developing new children's homes county wide creating 'Surrey homes for Surrey Children'. As part of our capital development works and investment we have developed and built a state-of-the-art children's home. The home is brand new and waiting for a committed staff team to join us and offer outstanding care for our children and young people.
About the Role
As a Deputy Manager in our new home, you will help to shape the new team so they are ready to welcome our first children and young people through the doors.
Each of our residential homes is a specialist in a specific area of need and we are therefore looking for people with a passion to help children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties who may also be at risk of exploitation, and/or children with disabilities.
As a Deputy you will be the heart and soul of our new home, working alongside the Home Manager and other Deputy Manager to provide operational leadership and make sure everything runs smoothly with the day to day management of our homes and any linked services. You'll support the growth and development of our children and young people by:
- Ensuring they are listened to
- Ensuring they feel safe and cared for
- Providing them with opportunities to take part in games, activities and days out
- Promoting self-belief and creating the conditions to achieve endless possibilities
As a senior member of the team, we are looking for people who are caring and passionate about our children and young people achieving their potential and this includes staff too! You'll supervise and support staff to deliver services that meet the needs of our children and young people whilst injecting fun, energy and adventure into how things are done. Work will include managing complexity, risk or vulnerability, which means you will need to know the Ofsted inspection framework, the quality standards governing children's homes and be able to evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of work within your home. We also want you to be connected to your team and our young people providing them with visible leadership that is aspirational.
We value our employees for the unique skills, backgrounds and perspectives they bring to the table, and we work continuously to help bring out the best in all our people, offering opportunities for development and flexibility, where possible.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Your proven ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with children/young people, their families and professionals involved in their care, and knowledge of the issues that affect them, including Disability, trauma, attachment, and contextual safeguarding
- Proven experience in supervising, inspiring and leading staff, enabling them to improve practice and outcomes for young people
- Demonstrable competence in effective assessment, risk management and strengths-based care planning
- Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent
- GCSEs in Maths and English and good IT skills
- In-depth knowledge of delivering statutory childcare services including at least 2 years' experience relevant to the residential care of children and knowledge of the Children's Homes Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards
Due to our legal obligations, we can only accept applications from people 22 years old and above who hold a valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 05.03.2024 with interviews to follow.