Registered Manager to Open New Children's Home

Meditemp have an exciting opportunity for an Ofsted Registered Manager to open up a new Children’s Residential Home in Ilford, London. The role will have the successful candidate overseeing the opening of the home, putting policies in place and working through referrals to get the home up and running to Ofsted standards.


The Registered Manager position is particularly varied and would be a combination of supporting the team and working hands-on with the young people within the home. The Registered 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.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Enrich the lives of young people in our care, helping them create a positive future
  • Ensure the effective implementation of the Children Act 1989 and the accompanying guidance and regulations (Vol.4 Residential Care), the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001. This will be achieved in consultation with the relevant statutory body.
  • Ensure that any matters relating to child protection are managed in line with current legislation, national standards and best safeguarding practice.


Leadership and Team Management:


  • Provide leadership and coaching in childcare practice within the home to ensure best outcomes for children and young people.
  • Stewardship of the home underpinning philosophy and practice framework, ensuring that care standards are never compromised.
  • Ensure that all of the home’s policies and procedures are implemented appropriately.
  • Supervise and support the staff group ensuring that the team are developed appropriately to meet the specific needs of children and young people in the home.
  • With the Assistant Manager and/or Seniors, ensure that staff supervision continues to support both childcare delivery and staff development.
  • Complete probationary and annual performance appraisals for all staff to ensure that they are able to continue to provide appropriate levels of childcare.


Home Management:


  • To achieve the best outcomes for all children and young people, ensure that the home is managed effectively and efficiently in a warm and caring manner.
  • Ensure the seniors and residential childcare staff are focussed on providing the best childcare for the children and young people.
  • Make sure that best practice is maintained by conducting regular quality assurance inspections.
  • Sustain and develop the administration systems, recording systems, and repair work, so that a warm and caring home environment is maintained.
  • Manage the home within the agreed budget, taking full responsibility for all incidental costs as well as direct costs such as repairs to the property and appliances, new fridges and TV’s, staff costs, food, heating, agency costs etc.
  • Effectively manage the homes devolved budget and ensure full financial compliance with year-end reporting.


Required Skills:


  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People’s Residential Management) OR willingness to work towards
  • 5 years is residential childcare and 2 years as a senior
  • Driving license

For more information or to apply please submit your CV or contact Meditemp on 01233 632148 (option 5).

Meditemp is acting as an employment agency on behalf of our client in relation to this vacancy.

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