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Norfolk County Council
Closing Date: 30/11/20
£42,720 to £46,635 per annum
37 hours per week
Norfolk’s Residential Service has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a good understanding of Residential work with children to join us as Home Manager, managing our new children’s home for children with disabilities, in Norwich. Our Children’s Homes provide emergency and time limited, specialist care for young people (male and female) aged between 7-17 years, when either family, foster care, or other community-based placements are not possible or desirable at the time.
This is a unique opportunity for the right person to lead a team of staff to provide high quality care for children and young people and to work collaboratively with others to ensure that young people receive the best possible service.
You will be a good leader who has excellent interpersonal skills and can demonstrate their ability to lead, motivate staff and drive change. They will make sure that young people are at the centre of everything that happens in the home, will be an excellent problem solver, make sound judgements under pressure and respond effectively in a crisis.
You will need to have a professional qualification in Social Work, Nursing, or Occupational Health, and knowledge and experience of working with children with disability and autism. Ideally you will have a background in residential care and have significant post qualification experience related to the role. You will also need a Level 5 Diploma in Management (or be committed to undertaking the Diploma when appointed).
This post is predominantly office hours, but candidates will need to be able to work flexibly when required to help manage the busy logistics of a children’s home. You will be responsible for and will participate in the ‘out of hours’ rota for the home and will need to be able to occasionally work weekends, evenings and bank holidays, where necessary, which may involve sleeping in, depending on the needs of the service.
Duties will include the supervision, support and performance management of the staff team. The Home’s Manager will lead on the ongoing development of the home using feedback from young people and their families, other agencies, and by monitoring all aspects of the home, as required by the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015.
You will ensure that legislation is met in all areas which includes their own Registration with Ofsted as the Home’s Manager.
For further details and how to apply:
Closing date: 30 November 2020
Interviews will take place via video technology, where you will have the opportunity to discuss these working arrangements.