Children's Residential Registered Manager - Epsom
The salary for this position is £46,634 - £52,625 per annum based on a 36 hour working week and will be based at one of our brand new Children's Residential homes in Epsom!
It's an exciting time to join our residential services in Surrey as we expand our children's home portfolio and increase our placement sufficiency for children and young people in the county.
Our offer for you:
- 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service - with the option to buy up to an additional 10 days
- The option to enter into a generous Local Government Pension Scheme
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- Relocation bonus
- A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
- Car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff for more information
Our children's residential service in Surrey, is dedicated to supporting children and young people with complex needs, especially when other settings are unable to. We take pride in our commitment to helping our most vulnerable children and young people and are serious about creating safe and nurturing homes for them.
In 2020 and 2021, Surrey County Council agreed to invest £34m on improving sufficiency for Looked After Children and £2.4m in increasing management capacity and upskilling our workforce, so young people in care as well as staff get the best environment in which to thrive. We are committed to continuing our work in providing support for children and young people in care, and our new Residential home in Epsom is part of our placement sufficiency plans.
Our new Epsom home has 4 beds, is fully detached, and has free on-site parking for staff, providing care and support for young people with emotional and behavioural challenges. The home design incorporates green technology with modern building efficiency, and its location will mean children and young people can stay better connected to their local community.
As our Epsom home Registered Manager, you'll play a crucial role in creating a safe and supportive environment for our young people and staff. Your focus will be on ensuring that the home is a warm and welcoming place that meets Ofsted's high standards. Our working principles across the service are centred around creating a space where care is reliable, and quality practice is upheld. We always ask ourselves questions like, "Would we be happy for our own child to live here?" and "What kind of adult do we want our young people to become?"
Managing risk for both the children and young people in our homes and the organization are crucial elements of this role and you will lead on ensuring that everyone shares this consistent approach through the work they do in the home.
We hope to find a warm, patient, and collaborative leader who can demonstrate extensive professional knowledge and practical management experience either in residential setting or more broadly from other backgrounds such as specialist teaching, social work, semi independent living or nursing care. As our Registered Manager, you will be a strong advocate for your home, truly owning it and the best interests of the children, young people, and staff within it.
We value multidisciplinary team working and we believe that building strong relationships with both staff and residents is crucial to understanding their needs and providing a safe and supportive environment. Underpinning what you do will be your excellent communication, IT, and organizational skills, which coupled with a supportive, patient and open-minded attitude will enable you to achieve the best for your home and the children and young people we support.
Join our residential service at Surrey County Council and make a personal impact on the lives of children and young people. We'll support your growth with expert guidance from senior managers and access to a range of learning opportunities. Let's create a safe and supportive environment together, where no one is left behind.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on the 16th of June 2023 with interviews to follow.
The job advert may close before the closing date if we receive sufficient applications, so if interested please submit your application as early as possible.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.