Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Children's home manager

, To be responsible for the management, co-ordination and development of a range of quality services for young people referred to and accommodated within the Children's Home.

To ensure that the policies and procedures of Children's Services and the wider County Council are implemented.

To take part in specific activities relating to service development as required.

, To promote the practice of working in partnership with young people, their families, other staff within Children's Services, and external agencies, to meet the needs of young people.

, To provide effective leadership by implementing organisational strategies, in order to enable objectives of Children's Services and Residential Services to be achieved.

, To promote team development and effective team working.

, To maximise the effectiveness of staff through motivation, development and the application of the County Council personnel policies.

, To set and monitor standards within the home in line with legislation.

To actively promote consultation with young people, their families and other agencies in the running of the home.

, To contribute to the development and review of corporate policies and service initiatives aimed at improving the service provided by Children's Homes.

, To ensure that there is a Statement of Purpose in place, which is appropriate to the needs of young people and outlines qualifications, experience and expertise of the staff employed within the Home.

, To set and review targets and objectives for the Home's staff team in order to ensure that work is outcome focused and has clear direction.

, To provide operational management of the staff team and to deploy appropriate staff resources in order that key tasks are fulfilled.

To ensure that sufficient back up resources are available in emergency/out of hours situations including participation in an out of hours ‘back up' rota.

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

, To be responsible for ensuring a full flow of information into and out of the team and to develop effective communication strategies and systems which assist staff in the operation of their duties.

, To take a lead role in the gate keeping and allocation of a range of services provided to meet the identified needs of young people.

To make decisions regarding referrals and admissions taking into account assessed needs of young people and associated risk management.

To take a lead in undertaking risk assessments for young people and the day to day management of those risks.

To involve appropriate professionals in safeguarding young people.

To monitor, review and evaluate the effectiveness of strategies/interventions in place to reduce risk.



, To ensure that the staff team are enabled to undertake such duties with young people who are non-resident or who have been resident previously in order to provide continuity of care where appropriate or to avoid admission to the looked after system where this is in the best interest of the young person concerned.

, To take responsibility for the maintenance of personal files in line with legislation and Durham County Council requirements.

, To actively participate in recruitment, grievance, disciplinary, health and safety and other staffing matters with support from Children's Services Management Team and Corporate and Legal Services, Personnel Services Division.



, To undertake all mandatory training required for the post.

To ensure that you continue with your own professional development.

To ensure that staff training and development needs are identified and to work closely with the Staff Development Section in ensuring that those needs are met.

To assist in training staff as required.

To ensure that all staff attend mandatory training and refresher training as necessary.

If interested please contact DAYNA on 01772 208964

Thank you