Position title
Registered Manager - Residential Children's Service


Southend-on-Sea - Essex

£40,000 – £45,000 PER ANNUM

Osa Healthcare Recruitment is currently working with our client to recruit a Children’s Registered Home Manager for a newly opened service for 4 children with mild Emotional and Behavioural disorder.

Our right person will:

· Have the desire to make a difference.

· Have the desire to make children feel safe, valued and nurtured.

· Have an ability to work autonomously with diligence, consistency and enthusiasm.

· Have passion and energy for delivering quality care.

· Have a passion for mentorship for junior colleagues.

· Be an excellent role model and have the ability to motivate and influence others.

Essential Requirements of Care Manager:

· At least 2 years’ experience managing a residential home for looked after children and young people (including previous registration with Ofsted)

· Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care of Children’s and Young People’s Services or equivalent.

· Excellent organisation skills and able to produce reports.

· Ability to use initiative with effective decision making and exercising authority.

· Ability to deal with conflict/crisis situations effectively and in a therapeutic manner (managing both staff and young people)

· Work as part of a multi-disciplinary consultative team with other internal and external professionals

· Effective communication skills both verbally and written.

· Excellent and sound knowledge of residential guidelines including Quality Standards, Care Standards Act, Children’s home regulations, Children’s Act

· Knowledge of child protection issues and procedures.

· Experience of managing budgets

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Ability to problem solve.

· Knowledge of relevant reports of enquiries: Howe, Utting.

· Assess and Manage referrals for both short notice and planned approach.

Desired Skills and Experience (But not essential)

· Registered Managers’ Award or relevant degree

· Nursing Qualification.

· Troubleshooting experience

· Experience of managing budgets.

· Ability to give formal and informal presentations.

Responsibilities of Homes Manager:

  • To have overall responsibility for a newly set up service for 4 Children in accordance with the relevant legislation, ensuring policies and procedures are followed to provide a solid foundation for building a reputable service with excellent standards of care.
  • To effectively maintain a high standard of professional practice & performance through effective quality assurance procedures to monitor the running of the home, developing staff through their supervisions and motivating them to feel valued & positive in their role and for the young people we care for.
  • Ensure that resources are used and organised in ways which are most useful with the operation of the home, ensuring that they are best suited to meeting the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of individual young people.
  • Work with the Management team to implement, maintain and develop the Residential Services in accordance with the Children’s Homes Regulations and ensure compliance with the regulations and standards of the National Care Standards
  • To co ordinate and monitor casework and administration functions of the home and evaluate standards of performance.
  • To be involved of the recruitment of staff, including vetting, Interviewing and inducting.
  • To contribute to the development of appropriate relationships with and between staff, young people and others.
  • Chair meetings, reviews and discussions as necessary.
  • To ensure at all times that professional ethics and behaviour are demonstrated by all staff at all times. Actively co ordinate the service provision and be a focal point for support, advice and coaching to all staff within the home.
  • Rota management ensuring the needs of young people are met at all times.
  • Assist in the management, appraisal, supervision and support of all staff.
  • You will manage the resources of the Home, referrals where there are vacancies and provide a positive living experience for the resident children.
  • To be part of an on-call system.
  • To take a lead role in the gate keeping and allocation of a range of services provided to meet the identified needs of young people.
  • To make decisions regarding referrals and admissions taking into account assessed needs of young people and associated risk management.
  • To take a lead in undertaking risk assessments for young people and the day to day management of those risks.
  • To involve appropriate professionals in safeguarding young people.
  • To monitor, review and evaluate the effectiveness of strategies/interventions in place to reduce risk.
Employment Type
Job Location
Southend on Sea, Essex
Base Salary
£40000-£45000 Per year
Date posted
January 15, 2021
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