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Registered Homes Manager - Edge of Care

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Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 17/10/2021 23:59
£39,880 - £43,857 Grade 13
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Your normal place of work will be a designated Children’s Homes, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham
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Job details 

Closing date:
17 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Registered Manager – Edge of Care

We have a fantastic opportunity to welcome you to be part of growing and innovative team. We are expanding our current Childrens Residential offer and will open a bespoke service primarily aimed to reduce the number of Looked After Children in County Durham.

You will join us at a really exciting time as we expand our residential provision, developing homes which meet the individual needs of young people, and creating teams who are invested in, well supported and skilled in trauma-based approaches to work alongside children and young people with a range of different needs.

The Role
As a Registered Manager, you will be integral to the development and delivery of our residential short-break offer, working with existing Durham County Council services in addition to the wider system to reduce the number of children becoming looked after.

You will play a pivotal role in the development and planning of the service, recruitment and training of the team, delivery of an aspirational and innovative service with a view to ensure continuous improvement and development.
The service will place significant emphasis on supervision and the continuous professional development of the successful post holder and the wider team. We are committed to the development of our employees and offering creative and innovative training opportunities.

Skills and experience
This role requires a dynamic, motivated and committed individual to deliver a service where the aspirations of our children and young people are central, you will drive positive change to ensure our young people thrive and our dedicated team is inspired and enabled to deliver care that surpasses expectation.

We are looking for someone who:
• Puts children and young people at the centre of everything we do
• Is committed to exceptional service delivery
• Has proven leadership and management experience
• Has knowledge and understanding of the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015 and experience of regulatory inspections including Ofsted and Regulation 44

Your expertise should come with relevant professional qualifications including:

• Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent
• Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or equivalent or have significant experience in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role and commit to attaining the Level 5 Diploma within 1 year of commencing in post

Further information on Children and Young People’s Services in County Durham can be access via:

Our offer
We offer a comprehensive rewards and benefits package which includes a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days excluding banks holidays, contributory career average pension scheme, robust induction programme and ongoing training and development. We also offer additional benefits including access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme and a range of discounts including gym membership.

Is this the role for you?
This role requires a special person, if you think that’s you and you truly want to make a difference to our children and young people, make an application.
If you would like to find out more about the post please contact Steve Percival, Quality Assurance Manager on 07901 326259 or by e-mail to Steve.Percival@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Tuesday 2nd November 2021.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on 03000 263154 / 264469 / 264086 / 266148 or via e-mail at PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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