Childrens Home Registered Manager – Residential Service

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Childrens Home Registered Manager - Residential Service
Bradford, Yorkshire
Interim Position

Bradford 5249071

Posted: 17th May 2024 08:42
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  • Pay Rate:

    £321.29 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Bradford, Yorkshire,

    BD5 0QL

What's involved with this role:

Interim Childrens Home Registered Manager - Residential Service

Job Ref: Bradford 5249071

Pay Rate: £321.29 per day PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 3 months

City: Bradford, Yorkshire

Enhanced DBS disclosure required for this role

The post holder will manage a Children’s Home staff team and provide clear and effective leadership to model best practice and lead on interventions to train and develop others as required. You will be part of an aspirational culture and approach to improve and develop the Children’s Residential Service to achieve its vision of providing high quality care and support to children, young people and their families as stated in the Children’s Homes Statement of Purpose. They will proactively provide support and supervision to a Children’s Home Staff team that is dedicated to working with young people and their families in ways that will achieve the best possible outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To take leadership and management responsibility for the development and shaping of dynamic and creative plans for children and young people living in the home, with a complex range of needs due to, but not exclusively, early trauma and attachment. These children and young people often struggle to build relationships and understand their emotions which can result in complex and risk-taking behaviour. Children and young people may need additional therapeutic support or specialist input which you will be responsible for identifying within the care planning process to ensure these needs are met.
  • Manage the home in order to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people, taking the role as designated safeguarding lead for the home; and take all reasonable steps and support staff in the home to locate and ensure the safe return of any young people who are missing from the home.
  • Ensure the home operates within the Quality Standards and Children’s Homes Regulations (2015), paying attention to detail to ensure the home is judged as ‘good ‘or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
  • The post holder will lead the Regulation 44 monitoring visits and regulatory inspections from Ofsted, as well as supporting the staff to contribute to the process.
  • Ensure that timely, focussed action plans are developed and implemented to meet any requirements or recommendations following Regulation 44 monitoring visits or Ofsted inspections. You will complete the Regulation 45 Quality of Care Reviews every 6 months, ensuring that feedback is gained from all stakeholders to Inform and develop the Children’s Home Development Plan.
  • Ensure that the home has a staff development and training programme that enables staff to be skilled and knowledgeable in order to meet the needs of young people in the home as defined by the Home Statement of Purpose and Function
  • Provide formal and informal supervision to staff and undertake appraisals.
  • Take responsibility for the development of staff, participate in the recruitment and retention of staff. Share knowledge and experience with the team and identify opportunities for the continuing professional development of the staff team.
  • Monitor and ensure that all mandatory training is undertaken and kept up-to-date, as well as delivering training when required.
  • Lead and manage the staff team in supporting the day to day physical and emotional needs of the children and young people in accordance with Racial, Cultural, Religious, linguistic and dietary needs.
  • Ensure children and young people are supported to attend school, enjoy leisure activities, stay healthy and kept safe. The children/young people we look after have experienced significant trauma, which requires high levels of compassion, empathy, resilience and understanding.
  • The post holder will be required to de brief staff and teams following incidents and ensure good quality support is available. This will also include management accountability and oversight of Restrictive Physical Intervention and incidence recording.
  • Be physically fit enough to carry out ALL requirements of the post including the use of the physical interventions as part of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) to manage challenging behaviour as required. You will be required to become a TCI Trainer to deliver TCI training across staff groups in the Children’s Homes and will successfully pass the TCI and TCI Train the Trainer courses to ensure you are qualified to do so.
  • Ensure that all members of staff in the Home are trained in TCI.
  • Ensure that all staff in the home perform to the highest professional standards and take appropriate action when standards of conduct or behaviour to not meet the required expectations. investigations as required.
  • Ensure that the physical buildings, fixtures and fittings are maintained to a high standard and in good decorative order and is secure. That the home is inventoried, liaising with maintenance and facilities management as required. This includes all aspects of health and safety relating to the children and young people, staff, visitors, and resources. Within this, you have a duty of care which includes ensuring that living spaces and the children and young people’s bedroom are both clean and safe.
  • Be required to ensure the team undertake tasks such as shopping, cleaning and cooking and the caring for children and young people that a good parent would do. This could include supporting children and young people with their personal care.


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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  1. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services with Children and Young People’s Residential Management Pathway.
  2. Equivalent Qualifications as set out in ANNEX A –Qualifications for staff working in children’s homes, Guide to the Children’s Homes Regulations including the quality Standards, April 2015
  3. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare.
  4. NVQ Level 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services.
  5. Must have been a Registered Manager (with Ofsted) for at least 2 Years.


Skills & Experience:

  1. At least 2 years in a position relevant to the residential care of children.
  2. At least 1 year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role (i.e. a position which consists mainly or solely of providing care for children.
  3. Experience of care planning and quality assurance commensurate with the Registered Manager role.
  4. Must have worked for at least 6 months in the last year as an RM in a Children’s Home for Children with Disabilities.
  5. Substantial experience of direct work with children and young people and their families.
  6. Experience of quality assurance processes and systems.
  7. Ability to adopt a process of continual improvement and suggest ways of working more efficient and effectively to improve service delivery and is able to implement effective performance management techniques to meet service needs
  8. Knowledge of key reports influencing the development of residential care, including multi-agency guidance such as Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
  9. Must have a detailed knowledge and understanding of Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, especially regarding children with profound intellectual and physical disabilities.
  10. Knowledge of current evidence-based research about the needs of children and young people who have experienced significant trauma, difficulties forming relationships and attachments, and require support to manage/regulate their own behaviour and mental health.
  11. Must have prior experience of working within a Children’s Home, as a manager or assistant manager, providing short breaks services to severely disabled children .
  12. Must have a good knowledge and understanding of respite and short break services and how these operate.
  13. Must have experience of leading a home through an Ofsted inspection.
  14. This candidate must have a proven track record of the insight and understanding of a short break provision, how it works and the complexities within.




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