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Assistant Residential Team Manager

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03930
  • Published: Wed 03/08/2022, 11:58 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 24/08/2022, 11:58 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £39571 - £42614 per annum + Including weekend working allowance
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Haywards Heath

About Us

Orchard House is an Outstanding Ofsted-rated home, providing a range of services that make a difference to the lives of children who have severe and complex learning disabilities, and their families.

We are a creative team who work hard to give children opportunities to develop to their full potential whilst ensuring they feel safe and have a lot of fun.

Our support is tailored to meet individual needs and ranges from clubs and day care to short breaks and full-time care.

We are a cohesive team who can discuss ideas and challenge issues to inform decision making and we believe in looking after each other so that we are able to offer our best to the children.

Work here is not always easy, but it is rewarding and every day is different.

What do people say about us:

"a fantastic home, where everyone went way beyond what we were expecting and always with a smile. Orchard House and its staff will stay in our hearts forever."

About The Job

Salary: £39,571 - £42,614 per annum including weekend working allowance. (salary £37,568-£40,578 plus weekend working allowance £2,003 - £2,036, Sleep-in allowance £37.07 per night).
Working Pattern: Full Time (37 Hours)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Cuckfield, Haywards Heath

As an Assistant Manager, you will work collaboratively with the Registered Manager and all stakeholders to assist with delivery of ambitious outcomes for children, striving for continuous improvement in their social, educational and health development.

You will have key managerial areas of responsibility, this includes line management of a team of staff, ensuring that they provide the highest standard of care to children and deputising in the absence of the registered manager. You will be required to confidentially support and assist the registered manager in the day -to-day management of the time, ensuring compliance with the appropriate legalisation, policies, and procedures.

To succeed at the role, you will need to be a visible hands-on leader with the skills to build and maintain trust and rapport with children and staff. You will strive to be a positive role model in your interactions with children and those around them.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills: (These will be used as the shortlisting criteria)

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to lead and influence others and negotiate positive outcomes.
  • Effective people management skills and the ability to provide support and direction to individuals and teams.
  • Ability to challenge existing practices and identify innovative solutions within statutory requirements.
  • Ability to effectively manage the time and priorities of self and others
  • Ability to interpret and act on complex information and to produce high quality documents with limited guidance.
  • Ability to use IT software to a professional standard for general office duties, e.g. Report writing and undertaking research.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Significant experience of dealing with a diverse range of complex situations while prioritising the wellbeing of children.
  • Significant level of experience within a position relevant to the residential care of children
  • Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or equivalent qualification.
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or equivalent. (If this qualification is not held, the individual must have achieved this within 3 years of appointment).
  • An awareness of innovative theoretical practices within a residential setting.
  • Experience of working within internal policies and procedures and statutory responsibilities e.g. Children's Homes Regulations 2015 and Social Care Inspection Framework.
  • Experience of delivering personalised services to children whilst understanding the issues affecting their behaviour and presentation.

Further Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.

West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.

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  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03930
  • Published: Wed 03/08/2022, 11:58 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 24/08/2022, 11:58 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £39571 - £42614 per annum + Including weekend working allowance
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Haywards Heath

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