Childrens Home Deputy Manager

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£30,000 to £33,000 plus bonuses
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Children’s Home Deputy Manager


Salary from £30,000 to £33,000 per annum, depending on experience.

We are looking for an experienced Children’s Home Registered Manager to join our client in the Northeast.

This is a rare opportunity to join a progressive and informed group of homes which have a main focus of upholding the values and guidelines of a therapeutic community. The home is a 3-bed residential home which specialises in providing care for young people with learning difficulties & emotional behavioural difficulties.

Our client is offering an attractive salary ranging between £30,000 and £ 33,000 depending on experience plus bonus. Other benefits include 28 days annual leave plus 3 paid wellness shifts per year and a company phone.

Sleep-ins are paid at a rate of £63/ night – One per week will give an average deputy salary of £34,276.

Shift patterns will include some on-shift working 07:30-21:30 & administrative shifts 08:30-16:30


Main duties include:

  • To be responsible for the assisting the manager in the management, co-ordination, and development of a range of quality therapeutic services for young people that live at our Home.
  • To ensure the Home exceeds all standards as stated in the Children’s Home Regulations 2015
  • To promote relationships as central to the working practice of our Homes.
  • To provide effective, empathetic, and dynamic leadership and to coordinate the staff team ensuring that the companies policies and procedures are effectively implemented. To lead by example and be a role model for the team members and children.
  • To be involved in reflective practise ensuring that team members and those around the child are reflective of their work encouraging them to integrate and uphold our therapeutic thinking.
  • To identify those that may need support and have the ability to Implement this to support their team.
  • To be responsible for quality inductions for their staff team, to devote time and effort to each new staff member ensuring they feel effective and confident in their roles. To be committed to organising and implementing a robust therapeutic training package for every staff member and to hold each person accountable for their role in the therapeutic support model.
  • To ensure the paperwork in the Home is accurate, reflective and evidences the progress the children make within the Home. This role will need to be able to formulate and implement some paperwork from scratch such as Care Plans, Risk Assessments and Behaviour Support Plans.
  • To ensure that all Health and Safety Regulations, including fire, medication, vehicles and all premises are followed in accordance with policies, procedures and practices.
  • To promote and implement the company’s policies and procedures and ensuring that they are attachment based and trauma informed.


Essential skills & qualifications:

  • MUST have experience in Residential Children’s Social Care with a minimum of one years’ experience, ideally as a senior support worker.
  • An understanding of Trauma Informed Care and therapeutic background. A working knowledge of PACE and effective understanding of what a therapeutic placement looks like for children is advantageous or a willingness to learn.
  • Strong leadership and effective communication skills with a very nurturing side and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Hold a Level 3 NVQ diploma in Residential Childcare.
  • Clean UK Driving License & DBS
  • Confidence and Understanding of The Children’s Home Regulations and all legislation associated with the running of a registered Children’s Home.
  • Confidence when dealing with people, the ability to challenge, guide and mentor.
  • The ability and strength of character to deal with challenging situations in a non-consequential and nurturing way with the confidence to set appropriate boundaries and implement the communities’ policies and procedures.

If you would like the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of young people and have the relevant experience, then apply today.

Please call 0116 2334404 for further information or email a copy of your CV to and we will contact you straight away.

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