We are seeking the right candidate to take up the role and position of Registered Manager of Westfields Therapeutic Children’s Home. Westfields has been operating since 2006 and cares for up to 5 children, boys and girls, aged 12-16 on admission and up to age 18. Further details about the Home, along with The Registered Manager Job Description and Specification, can be found on other pages of this website.
To be successful you will have a minimum of 2 years prior experience in a management role (Registered Manager, Manager or Deputy Manager) within a residential care setting for children. You will be knowledgeable on the legislation and regulation and statutory guidance relevant to Children’s Homes and Children’s Social Care. You will have the necessary professional skills and personal attributes to be an effective Leader and Manager of a team of 16 colleagues and integral member of the Leadership Team of the wider organisation.
Above all you will prove you have genuine determination, dedication, passion and commitment to making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the children in our care.
You will have achieved or be working towards achieving the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (or equivalent). You will ideally also have undertaken some learning and study in a relevant subject such as Child Development, Adolescents and Youth Studies, Psychology, Therapeutic Practice / Psychodynamic Theory, Understanding Trauma, and/or Group-work.
Prior knowledge, skills or experience in areas of Business Management, Finance and Budgeting, Team-Development, Personnel Management, Strategic Planning, and/or Project Planning would also be beneficial to this role as Registered Manager. A current full and clean driving licence is desirable but not essential.
In return we will ensure you have; reliable and effective support, regular professional supervision and performance review, guided career and professional development, access to an extensive training programme, opportunities to gain further qualifications, good salary progression and benefits, and an experienced team of senior managers and independent consultants that will be with you every step of the way.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to become part of our established and respected Therapeutic Community, and we look forward to hearing from you.
In line with our Safer Recruitment Policy and Safeguarding Practice, there are no circumstances where a CV is an appropriate method of application for employment with The Lioncare Group, and only a fully completed Application Form will be accepted.
References will always be followed up and any offer of employment is always subject to pre-employment checks being undertaken; these include confirmation of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS and a thorough check for any prohibitions, sanctions and restrictions that might prevent you from taking part in certain activities or working in specific positions.