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MANAGER – Residential Children’s Home – Kings Lynn, Norfolk (TA3294)

LocationKings Lynn, Norfolk
WebsiteVisit organisation website
Contract typePermanent Full Time
Salary£36,000 - £40,000 per annum
Hours37 hours per week
Date posted3 September 2019
Closing date16 September 2019

We are currently seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individual to manage one of Break’s children’s homes in Kings Lynn.

Key responsibilities:

  • To manage and lead the residential team to deliver a standard of care which is Good or Outstanding with high aspirations for the children within their care
  • To lead the residential team to deliver the best possible outcomes for Looked After Children, within a nurturing family home environment
  • To manage staff in a manner that provides an empowering, positive experience for young people through appropriate use of Break processes including recruitment, support & supervision, annual appraisal and disciplinary

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with a professional, therapeutic, caring and calm approach, able to think creatively, act as a positive role model, and have a track record of motivating others to strive for excellence. They must be able to demonstrate resilience, emotional warmth and an extensive understanding of working with children who present complex emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Experience – Candidates must have at least two years’ experience relevant to children’s residential social care within the last five years and at least one year’s management experience in a social care setting.  Experience must include:-

  • Working with complex difficulties related to childhood trauma and the impact on emotional and behavioural development
  • Knowledge of therapeutic work with children and young people

Qualifications – Candidates must have a relevant Level 5 management qualification, or be prepared to complete one within two years of appointment and as a minimum hold the Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma Level 3 or equivalent.

If you are looking for a varied and stimulating opportunity and a position that will provide you with lots of professional development opportunities and experience then apply for this position. Not only will it be stimulating opportunity but a real chance to make a difference.                                                                                                           

At appointment: The current full time salary scale for this position is £36,000 – £40,000 per annum, depending on experience and qualifications (maximum job rate potential is £43,401 which is performance related).

The ability to work shift patterns and be flexible with working hours in order to meet the home’s needs, which could include the occasional sleep-in duty (£38.50 paid per sleep-in).

How to apply

If you would like further information please download the Essential Information pack below.

To apply please go to Break recruitment careers page where all current vacancies can be found will be directed to an online application form to complete.

Closing Date: Monday 16th September 2019 

Interviews will be held in Monday 23rd September and Tuesday 24th September 2019