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Registered Manager - Children's Home - Darlington

Registered Manager - Children's Home - Darlington

Salary - £30,000 - £34,000

Charles Hunter Associates are the official sponsors of the Independent Children's Homes Association and actively work and train within the residential childcare sector in order to find and develop the highest calibre staff and find them exciting and progressive roles within the nation's best care providers.

My client are a reputable local provider with a number of units based across the North East.

They require an experienced Registered Manager, for one of their homes just outside Darlington, to come in and ensure the home meets the highest standards and provides the very best level of care for the children.

The Children's Home Manager must have

  • NVQ Level 5 (or equivalent)

  • Experience in a management role within children's services

  • Experience working with children with trauma or attachment difficulties

  • Practical Ofsted knowledge

  • Strong incident handling skills

  • Hands on management approach

  • Excellent care delivery management skills

    The Children's Home Manager's main responsibilities are to

  • Be registered with Ofsted

  • Lead the service through all Ofsted inspections

  • Obtain minimum 'Good' with Ofsted

  • Adhere to and promote effective safeguarding practice

  • Monitor, review and improve outcomes for all children in the home

  • Maintain effective working relationships with young people, internal/ external professionals, families/ significant others

  • Lead and manage in a way that delivers the ethos, outcomes and approach set out in the Statement of Purpose

  • Lead and manage a team to have high aspirations, and to provide high quality care for all children in the home

  • Lead and manage in a way that promotes clear professional boundaries

  • Line manage, motivate, appraise and discipline all staff

  • Efficiently record keep all care plans and relevant administration

  • Work within allocated budgets

  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to working hours (including undertaking sleep in duties and shift work when the need arises)

  • Be an ambassador for the company at all times

Charles Hunter Associates are a specialist recruitment agency within the social care sector supplying all levels of staff from Support Workers to Directors into the care sector across the UK.

If you are interested in the above role, please contact Mark Beaver (Social Care Department Leader) at Charles Hunter Associates on 0118 948 5555 or email