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Registered Children's Home Manager

Registered Children's Home Manager - Braintree - Full Time - Permanent - up to £41,500

An independent provider of services for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural disorders is seeking a permanent Registered Manager for their small, 3-bedded Children's Home in Braintree, Essex.

You will hold a Level 5 qualification in Residential Childcare and have at least 2 years of experience of working with children, with 1 year at a senior level.

The home works in partnership with local authorities to provide a high standard of residential care for children and young people, improving outcomes for them and their families.

All of the homes under the group provide short and long-term and emergency placements, with each home creating individually tailored care packages to meet the children and young people's needs.

Difficulties experienced by these young people include; offending behaviour, substance and/or alcohol misuse, self-harm, mild mental health difficulties, sexually offending behaviour, challenging/aggressive behaviour, risky behaviour.

Your responsibilities will include:

- Management, coordination and development of a range of quality services for young people referred to/ accommodated within the home.

- Ensuring the young people's needs are met in line with the 5 Every Child Matters outcomes.
- Promoting the practice of working in partnership with young people, their families, staff and other agencies, in order to meet their needs.

- Promoting team development and effective team working.

- Taking the lead in setting standards and evaluating achievements.
- Setting and reviewing targets and objectives for the home's staff team in order to ensure that work is focused and has a clear direction.

- Providing operational management of the staff team and deploying appropriate staff resources in order that key tasks are fulfilled.
- Ensuring that sufficient back up resources are available in emergency/out of hours situations including participation in an out of hours 'on-call' rota.

- Holding line management responsibilities for a staff team, ensuring that all staff receive appropriate induction, supervision and appraisal.

- A full, manual driving licence is essential as you will be required to attend local authority meetings, Youth Offending Team meetings, home visits, and appointments with the young people.

This is a full time, permanent position based in Braintree, Essex.

The salary for this position is £35,500 basic salary with a £6000 performance bonus (based on OFSTED and occupancy).

For further details on this opportunity, please contact Cara Lynch at Medicor on 02392 322 374 or email your CV to

Medicor is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.