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Assistant Care Manager - Children's Service

Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ
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Assistant Care Manager – Children’s homes
Cheadle Hulme
Salary range: Competitive
Hours: 37.5 hours per week plus on call rota and flexibility work evening and weekend shifts
Type: Permanent
Holidays: Year 1 is 33 days, rising to 38 including bank holidays after 5 years

What are the roles?

We are experiencing positive growth with an increase in residential placements and have a newly created Assistant Care Managers opportunity in our Children’s Service (3-19 years old), which will manage 8 homes and approximately 70 staff.

Our children and young people have complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments. and are enjoying an enhanced quality of life as a result of the outstanding care and support that they are gaining from living in our 17 state- of- the- art homes here at our single site in Cheadle Hulme.

The main responsibilities of the Assistant Manager will be to support the Registered Manager in the effective and efficient management of the homes and deputise in their absence, taking responsibility for the management of the service, including the staff team, practice, budget, resources and the welfare of the children and young people.

The Assistant Manager will ensure that all practices are developed and performed within the organisational policies and procedures and the legislative framework pertaining to children and young people.

What are the requirements?

• Relevant qualification, NVQ Level 4 / 5 Care, Leadership and Management or equivalent
• Extensive knowledge and experience of working with children and young people with learning disabilities and complex needs in a residential setting
• Previous experience in a management role in a care setting
• Knowledge of CQC Fundamental Standards for Homes for young adults, and OFSTED children’s homes regulations/quality standards for Children’s Homes
• Experience of rota management
• Extensive knowledge and experience of working with children and young people with learning disabilities and complex needs in a residential setting
• Experience of rota management
• Ability and commitment to manage and support staff to enable cohesive and effective working through team empowerment
• Ability, commitment and confidence to challenge staff performance and practices and performance manage staff as and when required
• Ability to work on your own initiative, within agreed procedures, parameters and in line with business priorities
• Ability to establish effective communication with children / young people, staff, relatives, external agencies and other professionals
• Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports, children / young people notes and communicate effectively with parents/staff/external agencies

• Full job description available

What are the benefits?

Pension scheme, on site gym, employee assistance programme, online retail and leisure discounts, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, free parking and generous holidays!

We also have performance related pay reviews and offer good career development opportunities.

Who are we?

Seashell Trust is a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication and physical needs from across the UK. We provide care and education, for children and young adults from 3-25 years.

We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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