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Careers 2018-10-10T16:45:30+00:00

Nugent Care

Now is a great time to join Nugent’s Children’s Services on our ‘journey to outstanding’; we are one of the largest social care charities in the North West and are looking for an exceptional individual to work in the North West’s flagship home for boys aged 7-19 with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs.

REGISTERED MANAGER (ref: 0617/NHS)

Nugent House Children’s Home, Billinge, Nr Wigan, 37 hpw

Due to the retirement of the existing post-holder we have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Manager to lead the care team in the delivery of high quality child centred practice. You will be qualified to NVQ 5 or equivalent (or working towards), have demonstrable management experience in a similar role and a proven track record of achieving positive outcomes.

  • Salary (please contact for details)
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme & Life Assurance Scheme
  • Access to 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme & Staff discount scheme
  • A comprehensive induction programme with ongoing learning & development
  • Regular supervisions and annual appraisal scheme

  • Career progression opportunities

For an informal chat about the position please contact Anne-Marie Carney (Assistant Director, Children’s Services) on 0151 261 2000.
Closing date for completed applications: 12 noon on 10th March 2017

Interview date: TBC

To apply, visit www.wearenugent.org, and for a full details about the role, call our 24 hour recruitment line on 0151 261 2040 or email HR@nugentcare.org for further details and an application pack.
Please Note – This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Applicants will be required to join the DBS update service upon notification of a successful interview. The cost of this will be reimbursed upon commencement of employment.

The Lioncare Group –  Brighton and Hove, East Sussex

Registered Manager (Full time):  Children’s Home

The Lioncare Group has been operating for 26 years providing therapeutic residential care and specialised therapeutic education to children and young people aged 6–18 years, supported accommodation to young care leavers aged 18 years and older, and a specialised training and consultancy service.

We are seeking the right candidate to take up the role and position of Registered Manager of Westfields Therapeutic Children’s Home. Westfields has been operating since 2006 and cares for up to 5 children, boys and girls, aged 12-16 on admission and up to age 18. Further details about the Home, along with The Registered Manager Job Description and Specification, can be found on our website; www.lioncare.co.uk

  • Salary:  Please contact Matt Vince for details:-

    E: matt@lioncare.co.uk

    T: 01273 720424

  • Group Pension Scheme

  • Access to 24 hour support, assistance and guidance from Senior Managers

  • A comprehensive induction programme with ongoing learning and development

    Access to an extensive training programme re CPD

  • Regular supervisions and Performance Review

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join our established and respected Therapeutic Community in a Leadership role, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

  • reliable and effective support
  • guided career and professional development
  • opportunities to gain further qualifications
  • the tools to develop as a reflective practitioner
  • good salary progression and benefits

Closing date for completed applications: TBC

Interview date: TBC

To apply or for further details please contact Matt Vince:-

E: matt@lioncare.co.uk

T: 01273 720424

In line with our Safer Recruitment Policy and Safeguarding Practice, there are no circumstances where a CV is an appropriate method of application for employment with The Lioncare Group, and only a fully completed Application Form will be accepted.

References will always be followed up and any offer of employment is always subject to pre-employment checks being undertaken; these include confirmation of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS and a thorough check for any prohibitions, sanctions and restrictions that might prevent you from taking part in certain activities or working in specific positions.

To be successful you will have a minimum of 2 years prior experience in a management role (Registered Manager, Manager or Deputy Manager) within a residential care setting for children. You will be knowledgeable on the legislation and regulation and statutory guidance relevant to Children’s Homes and Children’s Social Care. You will have the necessary professional skills and personal attributes to be an effective Leader of a team of 16 colleagues, a competent Manager of an environment that is ‘Home’ to 5 children, and actively involved in the strategic development of the wider organisation.

You will have achieved or be working towards achieving the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (or equivalent). You will ideally also have undertaken some learning and study in a relevant subject such as Child Development, Adolescents and Youth Studies, Psychology, Therapeutic Practice / Psychodynamic Theory, Understanding Trauma, and/or Group work.

Prior knowledge, skills or experience in areas of Business Management, Finance and Budgeting, Team-Development, Personnel Management, Strategic Planning, and/or Project Planning would also be beneficial to this role as Registered Manager. A current full and clean driving licence is desirable but not essential.

Above all you will prove you have genuine determination, dedication, passion and commitment to making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the children in our care.

South West Mental Health

Registered Manager (Full time):  Children’s Home

South West Mental Health Ltd is an organisation committed to providing excellent residential child care and therapeutic interventions for children and young people with complex needs. This is an exciting time to take the lead in setting up our second children’s home in Taunton, working closely with our Responsible Individual and other senior members of the organisation.

The home is based on the outskirts of Taunton, Somerset with panoramic views. It is within close distance to the M5 and amenities within the town of Taunton. We offer a therapeutic and nurturing residential home for young people who may have mental health problems and/or complex needs. The team has specialist expertise and skills in working with young people who have mental health difficulties including those who present with an emerging or diagnosed Emotionally Unstable (Borderline) Personality Disorder, Depressive Disorders and Attachment Disorders.

The Directors are trained Psychiatric Nurses with additional training in psychological therapy and take a lead in ensuring all young people within our care receive appropriate assessments and interventions in relation to any mental health difficulties. The team has access to additional specialist clinicians, including a Clinical Psychologist and Complimentary Therapist.

We need an innovative, motivated and experienced Registered Manager who can take a lead in setting up the home as well as leading a new team to achieve the best possible outcomes for the young people in our care, whilst adhering to all policies and procedures and external regulations.

  • Salary:  Please contact Keri Eagle for details:-

    E: keri.eagle@pen-y-lan.com

    T: 07578 811893

  • Group Pension Scheme

  • Access to 24 hour support, assistance and guidance from Senior Managers

  • A comprehensive induction programme with ongoing learning and development.

    Ongoing career progression and an opportunity to progress into senior management.

  • Regular supervisions and Performance Review

This will be a challenging yet rewarding role where you will need to work under pressure and develop great relationships. In return as a small company we are able to offer the Registered Manner the opportunity to develop the home and the care we deliver in a manner that seeks to enhance the experience, progress and outcomes of the child and children in our care. We pride ourselves in putting the child/children we care for, at the heart of all that we do from service development to the care that they receive. We also feel that as the Registered Manager your views in terms of resource needs, capacity and impact assessments are vital for minimising placement breakdown and a cycle of rejection from the young persons point of view.

The successful applicant will be rewarded with ongoing career progression, excellent pay, generous holiday entitlement and future opportunity to progress into senior management.

Salary (details on request), a relocation package for exceptional candidates who are wishing to relocate for the purpose of the post.

Confidential enquiry’s can also be made in telephone or by email to Keri Eagle (Director)

Closing date for completed applications: TBC

Interview date: TBC

To apply or for further details please contact Kerry Eagle:-

E: keri.eagle@pen-y-lan.com

T:  07578 811893

Equal Opportunities: South West Mental Health Ltd supports Equal Opportunities in Employment and opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination on grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age. You are expected to comply at all times to the Companies EO Policy .The job description forms part of your Main Terms and Conditions of Employment. The Company reserves the right to vary duties and responsibilities at any time.

References will always be followed up and any offer of employment is always subject to pre-employment checks being undertaken; these include confirmation of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS and a thorough check for any prohibitions, sanctions and restrictions that might prevent you from taking part in certain activities or working in specific positions.

Candidates will need to have the following:-

  • At least two years experience of managing a children’s home.
  • MUST have a Level 5 in Leadership and management.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Established record of consistently achieving good or outstanding ratings from Ofsted.
  • Must have sound knowledge and understanding of current regulations and quality standards.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Committed to working with children and young people with complex and challenging needs.
  • Be enthusiastic and highly motivated to promote an outstanding and inspirational service.

Appletree Treatment Centre

Registered Manager (Full time):  Children’s Home

Appletree Treatment Centre is well known throughout the sector for providing therapeutic residential care focused on transitions back to a family setting before the teenage years. Our success rates with primary age children are exceptional, confirming our status as a leading provider of therapeutic care and education.

We have a rare vacancy for a Registered Manager in our Appletree home, which is home for up to 12 boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years, who have emotional, mental health and social difficulties. You will lead, manage and motivate the care team to deliver the highest quality Therapeutic care inline with our established therapeutic model.

  • Salary:  Please contact Clair Davies for details:-

    E: clair.davies@appletreetc.co.uk

    Tel: 015395 60253 

  • Company Pension scheme

  • Comprehensive training package, including a 1 year ATC Therapeutic Model Diploma

  • Support of a Senior Management team

    Clinical Consultation

    Access to confidential counselor if needed

What we offer:-

  • Comprehensive training package including a 1 year ATC Therapeutic Model Diploma
  • Support of a Senior Management team
  • Clinical Consultation
  • Access to confidential counsellor if needed
  • Company Pension scheme

 

Closing Date: 29 March 2018

Interview Date: TBC

How to apply

Call Clair Davies for more details and an informal chat:

Tel: 015395 60253

Email: clair.davies@appletreetc.co.uk

Download full job description and application form on our website

www.appletreetreatmentcentre.co.uk recruitment

Appletree opened in 1995 with a mission to help support young children who have experienced trauma, and whose lives have been severely disrupted, to grow socially and emotionally and learn to cope with school and everyday life. We help them wherever possible to return to families and day schools before they reach their teenage years. Appletree are well known throughout the sector for providing residential care focused on transitions back to a family setting before the teenage years. Our success rates with primary age children are exceptional, confirming our status as a leading provider of therapeutic care and education.

Is this you?

Inspire and lead a team of staff to deliver high quality care, which will meet the specific needs of each individual child placed in the home as stated in your statement of purpose.

Ensure children’s safety and well-being is appropriately protected at all times (including those who may go missing or may be at risk of harm, including exploitation, neglect, abuse, self-harm, bullying and radicalisation).

Ability to support and uphold the core values of the Association

Ability to act in accordance with Appletree Treatment Centre’s Therapeutic Competencies.

Ability to manage the home including allocation of duties and responsibilities, staff deployment, day-to-day supervision and oversight.

At least 3 years in depth, recent residential childcare experience working with young people with challenging behaviour.

At least two years’ management experience. ideally gained in a residential working environment, including recruitment, training, managing performance, disciplinary interviews etc.

Experience of working with OFSTED, and other regulatory bodies, frameworks and assessment standards and undertaking Regulation 44 and 45 reviews.

Up-to-date knowledge of relevant Child Care Legislation, Government Guidance and Best Practice.

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (or equivalent if qualified before January 2011) (Essential).

Right-Trak

Therapeutic Home Manager:  Children’s Home

Right-Trak Ltd is a small and established organisation, who are committed to creating positive futures for children and young people.

We provide care for children and young people who have suffered trauma, attachment difficulties and / or have complex needs.

Registered manager’s role:

As Registered Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the highest standards of therapeutic care and nurture to the children and that good parental care is modelled. You will work alongside the psychologist to ensure the continued therapeutic ethos of the organisation.

To ensure deputies, seniors and all residential practitioners are focused on providing consistent standards in line with the Therapeutic Parenting model.

Promote therapeutic relationships between staff and young people.

To overview and manage all aspects of day to day running of a residential home, including promoting the safeguarding of the children’s welfare alongside education and diversity to ensure individual children’s needs are met.

Coach, support and develop staff, including supervision and appraisal to maximise their performance and ensure high standards of care, values, ethical standards, equality and diversity, policies and procedures, legislation contractual and inspection framework requirements are met.

Daily management, motivation and supervision of children and workers.

Meet the needs of the business and have a flexible approach to your work and be willing to take on call duties or covering shifts in emergency situations.

If necessary, at the discretion of the Responsible Individual, overview other homes in the absence of a Registered Manager.

A good understanding of the changing landscape of social care.

Develop and maintain constructive relationships with key stakeholders, taking responsibility for the promotion of good public relations in the home and establish and maintain good working relations ships with external and internal agencies.

Knowledge of care and risk assessment processes and care management.

Provide operational support for the redesign, development, implementation and continuous improvement of the organisations operations to ensure a “good/outstanding” service.

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Managing the homes financial budget/staffing budget.

 

Closing date: Monday 9th July 2018

Interview Date: TBC

How to apply

Please request an application form by telephoning 0191 5801265

OR by email to louise.whiley@right-trak.com

If you have…

An interest in promoting and integrating psychodynamic practice across a staff team which highlights the organisations recognition of child centred care planning, whereby we seek to gain a thorough understanding of a young persons needs and respond to those needs within a therapeutic, clinically supported domain

A passion for wanting to make a difference and strive to provide a reparative, caring environment to support young people and crucially-support them to move forward developing secure attachment relationships.

A commitment to continued professional development including training in therapeutic practice to enable psychological recovery of children

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards this qualification.

Most important of all, have the drive, perseverance and vision to succeed in ensuring this home is an outstanding children’s therapeutic care service

…. then you could be the person we are looking for

This is by no means an easy job, but one which requires hard work and perseverance with a determination to make a lasting and meaningful difference in the lives of young people.

Fevaca 

Registered Manager:  Children’s Home

  • Salary: Negotiable dependent upon experience.

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  • Job Description

    CLIENTS

    • Promote the development of the children.
    • Protect children from threats to their health, welfare and normal development, both from inside and outside the home.
    • Ensure that key stages in the stay of children, such as admission and discharge are properly managed and reflect decisions recorded in care plans.
    • Ensure that children facing crises and stresses are offered appropriate additional support.
    • Ensure that the children are involved for their own lives, involving them in planning their lives supporting them and helping them towards taking greater control and responsibility.
    • Participate, develop and implement support plans, ensuring their suitability and success are reviewed; including the delivery of the outcome star.
    • Write or delegate the duty of monthly reports and needs assessments, as well as any other appropriate document (such as risk assessments) as required.
    • Develop and maintain good working relationships with clients.

    STAFF

    • Develop and maintain good working relationships with staff.
    • Ensure all new staffs are supported fully and complete their induction packs.
    • Ensure you are providing both informal and formal support to the staff working with you.
    • Offer formal supervision monthly to the staff in your line management; ensure supervision is delivered throughout the supervision structure of your department and that this is of good quality.
    • Complete appraisal, disciplinary and grievance processes, as per company policy.
    • Raise any concerns about staff to the Directors.
    • Contribute to and implement the internal training package.
    • Develop the staff ability to learn theoretical perspectives and enhance their reflective skills.
    • Ensure all meetings are implemented regarding your department, as per the meeting protocol of FEVACA.

     INTER-AGENCY WORKING

    • Create, develop and ensure positive and constructive communication occurs between FEVACA and other professionals in the field: Social Work Teams, Police, Housing, Voluntary Sector, etc.
    • Develop local knowledge of your field and build networks.
    • Liaise with OFSTED and any other suitable bodies.

    FAMILY AND THE COMMUNITY

    • Use the residential community as a means of support and social learning for the children and team.
    • Introduce and involve yourself in the local community and represent FEVACA and our ethos positively.
    • Develop and maintain good working relationships with family members and carers.

    GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS.

    • Ensure the reporting to organisations such as OFSTED, CQC and local authorities is accurate and timely:  This includes the notification of significant events, facilitation of inspections and supporting staff to manage these visits.

    MEETING GOOD PRACTICE STANDARDS

    • Adhere to the HCPC, QTS  or nursing standards of conduct, as appropriate.
    • Adhere to the GSCC code of Practice.
    • Ensure you manage your CPD to meet the registration requirements of role.
    • Attend all training as allocated by FEVACA.
    • Bring to supervision areas of interest which you wish to develop.
    • Agree to engage in reflective supervision, including work with the CFSWP to develop  and lead reflective practice groups in the organisation.
    • Ensure that practice is anti-discriminatory and ensure specific needs are met, where appropriate, such as dietary requirements, religious observance and culturally significant activities.

    REPORTING

    • Ensure the Directors receive complete monthly statistical data regarding the outcomes for children.
    • Ensure the packages of care commissioned are delivered to clients and raise any issue in delivering this to the Directors immediately.
    • Ensure the working environment is kept to a high standard and maintains a positive and warm feel, including health and safety checks.
    • Ensure information is passed to the administrative team, as required.
    • Ensure you meet with your team regularly and communicate with your line managers regarding any issues as soon as practically possible.

    LEGISLATION AND POLICY

    • Meet and work towards exceeding the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015.
    • Ensure compliance with all appropriate legislation to the field of care in which you are working; to include wider legislation which is relevant for example Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Data Protection etc.
    • Adhere to all FEVACA policies including Safeguarding , Performance Management and Health and Safety.

     

  • Essentials

    • Positive and non Judgmental value base.
    • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.
    • A good working knowledge of the relevant legislation to your role, including safeguarding, children’s homes regulations and health and safety legislation.
    • Ability to represent the organisation to external bodies and members of the community.
    • Ability to oversee the management of the service.
    • Willingness to complete direct work and shifts, including sleep in’s, weekends and bank holidays, when necessary.
    • Experience (minimum 2 years) of working with vulnerable children in a residential environment.
    • Experience of managing staff and completing supervision and appraisal processes (at least 1 year).
    • Experience of managing budgets.
    • Good standard of written and verbal English, including report writing and assessment skills.
    • A knowledge of the regulatory framework for the field.
    • The completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services in the children and young people’s residential management pathway or equivalent.

    Desirable

    • Management Qualification.
    • Full UK driving licence and use of a vehicle for business purpose.

Registered manager’s role:

The Registered Manager is responsible for the overarching service delivered within FEVACA Children’s home.

They are responsible for supervising, supporting and managing the other staff within their department.  They report directly to the Register Provider and Directors.

The Registered Manager is a professional with significant experience in their field and holds a qualification and registration in social work or social care management:  They  must have significant experience.

The role requires a positive value base, a good understanding of social work perspectives and an ability to manage staff, environment and clients with complex and challenging behaviours.

The service manager will supervise the staff within their line management, including completion of appraisals and ensure the cohesive consistency among the team.  Most importantly, they are responsible for ensuring the clients needs are met, the environment is positive and the statutory or contractual obligations of FEVACA are met.

The Service Manager will review and ensure good standards of practice in recording and monitoring, liaison with other agencies, and contact with the local community.  They are responsible for developing and maintaining a positive and ‘warm’ culture throughout the team and the service.

Closing date: TBC

Interview Date: TBC

How to apply

Please request an application form by telephoning

OR by email to

If you have…