Social Care  2023-01-05 11:05:20


£45000 – £50000/annum + up to 15% annual bonus


Domus have an incredibly exciting opportunity for an experienced OFSTED Children’s Home Manager to help open and develop a brand-new Children’s residential service, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

As the manager of this service, you will be responsible for the leadership, growth and direction to ensure efficient operation following the relevant legislation, regulations, procedures, policies, and Statement of Purpose for the home.

The home will be Ofsted Registered to care for 3 Children/Young People with Learning Disability, Autism and ADHD.

We are preferably looking for an experienced OFSTED Registered Manager but can consider and experienced manager who is yet to be Registered with OFSTED.

Key Responsibilities of an OFSTED Registered Manager:

Manage an Ofsted Registered Residential Home and ensure the efficient operation of the service following the relevant legislation, regulations, procedures, policies, and the Statement of Purpose for the home.
Assist and supervise in the continual assessment of the needs of the children and young people and to identify and prepare specific development plans to ensure the most appropriate service provision.
Help with the start-up process of the new service.
Help with the development of the children’s home.
Oversee support staff ensuring the home complies with all aspects of the Children’s Act & surpasses National Minimum care standards.
Conduct staff supervision, appraisals, and safer recruitment of staff.
Lead the Home in establishing a quality led service and ensuring all National Minimums standards and Ofsted inspection framework outcomes are fully compliant.
Promote and actively encourage the delivery of a safe, structured, and nurturing environment, promoting the young person’s independence and developing their life skills.
Support staff to achieve the highest standards of care for the children and young people.
Co-ordinate and monitor casework and administrative functions of the home and evaluate standards of performance.
Liaise with parents, carers, staff, and other professionals to protect and safeguard the children.
Develop and manage and competent team of staff by showing leadership and guidance.
 Key requirements an OFSTED Registered Manager must have:
Candidate must possess QCF Level 5 diploma in Management and leadership in health and social for residential childcare or equivalent. Have competent IT skills and ideally, also holding the Level 3 in Children and Young People Workforce qualification.
Significant management experience of taking a lead role in the planning, development, and delivery of people-based services in line with contractual requirements in a service delivery organisation.
A track record of achieving positive improvements and growth in service delivery and performance.
A track record of developing and using relevant management information/quality systems to ensure high levels of operational performance.
A minimum of 2 years' recent experience of managing and supervising staff in children's social care and working in a residential setting.
A minimum of 2 years’ experience of Ofsted Inspections.
Excellent knowledge of child protection procedures.
Experience of leading, engaging, and motivating staff in a challenging organisational environment.
Experience in managing diverse budget lines and achieving financial planning.
A track record of developing and using relevant management information/quality systems to ensure high levels of operational performance.
Candidate must also have previous experience within a Children’s Residential setting within a managerial role and have previously been Ofsted rated “GOOD” and above.
Full UK Driving Licence (Preferred).
Competitive salary
Annual bonus of 10-15% 
Opportunity to join a growing organisation
Opportunity to put your stamp on a new service
If you are interested in the above Children’s Home Manager vacancy, please call Michael at Domus Recruitment. 

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