The salary range for these posts is £45,734- £51,725 per annum base on a 36 hour working week.
Would you like to be part of helping to shape Surrey’s residential homes and our vision to enable more children to live locally?
If so we an opportunity for a Registered Manager to join our team at Extended HOPE to help lead and shape services which place the physical and mental wellbeing and safety of our children and young people at the very centre of what they do. The home provides vital services for some of our most vulnerable CYP therefore it is critical that we secure strong, consistent, and resilient leadership for those accessing the homes and for staff.
Extended Hope provides crisis/ respite support services for young people aged 11- 18 years old who are facing emotional and mental health crisis, ensuring that their complex social care, emotional, educational and mental health needs are identified and safely met through the work of a multi-agency integrated team.
About the role
As a Registered Manager you will be responsible for safely managing and improving service provision. The role involves close working and joint funding arrangements with health which represents exciting opportunities for direct access to the skills and expertise of our health partners and colleagues, working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary approach to providing care.
You’ll ensure that your home is compliant and Ofsted ready, delivering against statutory responsibilities and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and guidance. But there is so much more to the role of a Registered Manager than that! You will create the right conditions for a welcoming environment in which children, young people and staff can feel safe and thrive. Your home will be a place where care and quality practice can be relied upon and where we adopt the working principles of the ‘No Wrong Door’ model to guide our decision making, ensuring that we consider the following:
- Would this be good enough for my child?
- What kind of adult do we want the young person to be?
- Are we managing risk for the child and the organisation?
- Is there a shared approach to parenting?
Our residential homes are focused on some big challenges particularly against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic but also real opportunities to make a personal impact as we strive to:
- Enable children and young people to live and stay safe locally
- Ensure children’s voices and views are heard and considered
- Increase the independence of children and young people
- Avoid where possible our children becoming Looked After
- Build positive change based on feedback and engagement from families
We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate strong leadership abilities, alongside professional knowledge and practical experience of Social Care, Health and Education guidance and legislation within a residential setting including regulation, governance, and Ofsted.
You will recognise and understand the strength of multidisciplinary team working and will have the ability to build purposeful relationships with both staff and residents to ensure we listen to and meet their needs safely and in the best way possible.
Some of the key skills, experience, and attributes we are looking for includes:
- Excellent communication, IT, and organisational skills
- The ability to work autonomously and using your own initiative
- Supportive, approachable, and open-minded attitude
- Ability to engage, develop and consult with a range of partners and agencies and maintain positive purposeful relationships
- Confidence and patience
- Good/Extensive knowledge of Children’s homes regulations including quality standards and having contributed to Ofsted inspections.
- Experience of managing a residential team or working as a Registered Manager who works with children and with CWD.
- Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for residential childcare.
We believe that Surrey is a place where you can make a personal impact to the lives of children and young people. By contributing to the creation of a positive and welcoming culture across our residential homes you will inspire and nurture your teams to provide quality care that improves outcomes. In turn we’ll support you to be the best version of yourself, with expert guidance from well-established senior managers and access to a range of learning opportunities to enhance your own development across relevant areas of interest and practice.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 30th November 2021.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion about the position at Extended HOPE in Epsom please contact Laura Craggs- CAMHS Development Manager 01372 203404 or 01483 517190.
We look forward to hearing from you!
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.