Deputy Manager

  • Job Reference: 00054204-1
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £28,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Tradewind Recruitment are currently recruiting an Interim Deputy Manager role for our client in West London to assist in the smooth running of this autism-specific children's home. 
Given that the nature of this appointment, we require applicants to have the ability to perform the following as an Interim Deputy:

Key Responsibilities for Interim Appointment

Devise and maintain the staff rota
Attend Network Meetings for young people
Monitor and audit existing systems such as Medication records and procedures
Perform Supervision for allocated staff
Manage and monitor incident reports, including de-briefing where necessary
Liaise with LA and other stakeholders re respite admissions and packages
Assist the Manager in the recruitment and retention of staff
Be a point of contact for managing dysregulation, supporting colleagues with strategies
Lead and manage Team Meetings
Manage and support parent/carer and other visitors to the service
Support in the management of Covid-19 protocols: Infection control procedures, reporting and management of casesThe Person Specification:
Desirable Qualifications/Experience:

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (or a qualification which the registered provider considers to be equivalent to the Level 5 Diploma) or be committed to achieving the relevant qualification within the timescale required by the Children's Homes Regulations.
Has worked for at least 2 years, within the last 5 years, in a position relevant to the residential care of children.
Experience of working with children and young people with autism.
Worked for at least one year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role.Desirable Experience:

Sound knowledge of Ofsted requirements and current, relevant legislation.
Working with children, young people and their families.
Work in a residential setting.
Inter-agency work
Budget management.
Familiarity with IT systems.
Systems developing, management and monitoring.
Experience of supervision and delivery of training, e.g. NVQ Assessor qualifications.
Organising and co-ordinating delivery of services.Knowledge and Understanding

Children Act 1989 and associated regulations and practice guidance
Every Child Matters Procedures including Child Protection and Children in Need
Policies including Assessing Outcomes, Children's Rights, Equality and Diversity
Children's Homes Regulations and Quality Standards.
Care Planning and reviewing processes.
Risk assessment and risk management.
Range of social care services provided to children and young people.
Human Resources practice awareness.
Working knowledge of quality assurance systems.
Staff recruitment procedures.Attributes:

Emotional resilience and maturity.
Balanced perspective.
Creativity and the ability to be imaginative but practical about childcare.
Drive to see things through.
Ability to sustain and work through placement issues thus reducing unnecessary moves for young people