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Registered Manager (Children & Young People)

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be supporting our client in their appointment of a Registered Manager to join their new, forward thinking, and innovative service, which aims to provide a high level, professional residential service for children and young people in care.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, passionate and qualified individual, to support young people who may have been affected by trauma on a medium to long term basis with a view to transition into a less intense model of care. Offering a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, company car and hybrid working arrangements.

Employment Package:

  • £45,000 per annum
  • 40 hours per week
  • Annual leave and pension contribution
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Company car
  • comprehensive induction/ training programme
  • Team reflective practice sessions
  • Regular practice supervision
  • Excellent professional development including potential progression routes into Area Management/ Operations Director etc.

The Role:
As a Registered Manager with Lifestyles, you will be required to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to create a therapeutic and safe environment where young people can feel secure, cared for and nurtured. You will work to build positive working relationships with your staff team, young people, assessing needs, assessing strengths and looking at innovative ways to overcome any challenges that young people experience.

Lifestyles staff and management team are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of Health and Care Professionals including a Clinical Psychologist, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners, Occupational Therapist, and a Social Worker. There is also a vastly experienced board in place which meets on a quarterly basis and has oversight of operations and all aspects of organisational governance

Time will be split between your home, the Belfast office and young people's home, located in Dungiven, Co. Londonderry.

Key Responsibilities:
1. As Registered Manager, you will guide your team to deliver the highest levels of care and working in line with minimum standards 2019 and Children's Home Regulations 2005.

2. You will work co-operatively with children's services, health agencies and other community based services, to provide the most effective service for children young people and families.

3. Take responsibility for complex cases/situations presenting within the service and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with an aim to achieving high quality, safe practice and service.

4. Apply safeguarding and child protection procedures and ensure full compliance in line with organisational policies and procedures.

5. Provide comprehensive staff supervision on a minimum of monthly basis or when required, working alongside the Compliance Manager ensuring staff training is up to date.

6. Work alongside the Compliance Manager ensuring reporting is up to date and of high standards

7. Oversee budgets for the home and keep a record of daily, weekly, monthly expenditure

8. Participate, support and promote collaborative working with various Trusts/ RQIA to ensure standards are kept high within the home and achieve positive reviews in terms of KPI's on RQIA inspections.

Candidate Requirements:


The successful candidate must be a qualified Social Worker at the time of application and registered with the relevant professional body.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Experience of direct work with children and young people who present with challenging behaviours.
  • Experience of applying safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures.
  • Awareness of challenges which may impact vulnerable children and young people.
  • Awareness and experience of trauma informed practice, therapeutic models, adverse childhood experiences etc.
  • Experience and knowledge of how to create a therapeutic environment for children and young people, while creating consistent, coherent, congruent and united teams.
  • Knowledge of personal, social and educational development.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

Skills and abilities:

  • Ability to listen to and communicate effectively with stakeholders, staff, children and young people.
  • Ability to work as part of a large, multi-disciplinary team.
  • Possess the necessary skills to factually and clearly record and report.
  • Ability to write reports and produce other management information.
  • Ability to lead a team through a period of transition.
  • Ability to analyse and resolve problems or challenges staff, children and young people experience.
  • The ability to oversee operations within the children's home while improvising strategies to improve and develop the service.

A full UK driving license is required to carry out the duties of this post.

For more information on this vacancy, please apply via the link below or contact Aisling Bishop in the strictest confidence.
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