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Assistant Manager - Residential Child Care

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Job Introduction

Assistant Manager

Up to £39,000

The role of Assistant Manager is ideally suited to an Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager or experienced Senior Residential Support worker who is looking for the next step in their career in residential child care.

Join us and you can expect:

•    Hours of Work: Your hours of work are 40 hours per week, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

•    Holiday: 33 days annual leave, inclusive of public holidays, with additional leave for continuous service

•    Training Academy: Fully funded development pathway to your Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification, if required, alongside a comprehensive programme of skills and career development opportunities and activities delivered through our               Academy

•    Your Wellbeing: Excellent health and wellbeing benefits via Medicash and Aviva, including private medical cover, an employee assistance programme; a cash back healthcare plan that offers discounts on optical, dental, and a range of complimentary therapies; 24/7 access to a virtual GP, and other lifestyle apps to support your wellbeing; discounted gym memberships.

•    Pension: Company pension contribution

•    Life Assurance: of 2 times salary

•    Discounts: A range of discount schemes with access to savings on high street brands, restaurants, cinemas, and other leisure outlets, including local businesses following feedback from our employees

•    Bonuses: An employee referral scheme of £1000 for every successful referral

•    Recognition Awards: An employee recognition scheme to celebrate our ‘Wilderness Heroes’.

Your role during a child’s time with us

At Wilderness, we form an experienced, professional team around a child and achieve amazing results through our unique approach to residential care, education, and health.

As the Assistant Manager you will be supported in your role by a Registered Manager, Care Coordinator, Operations Manager, and team of multi-disciplinary experts including, outdoor education specialists, therapists, and assessment leads.

Together with the Registered Manager, you will create a safe space for children to develop, learn, and flourish. You will coach, mentor, and supervise a team of Residential and Senior Residential Support Workers supporting 4 children in 4 separate homes to ensure they are fully supported to be the best that they can be, ensuring the children’s placement plans are communicated and understood

Key qualities that we look for

•    Experience and skills gained from a previous role as a Deputy or Assistant Manager or Senior Residential Support Worker in the Residential Child Care sector

•    Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce or equivalent

•    A full understanding of safeguarding children

•    Confident when supervising care teams and offering leadership and support in a proactive and effective way

•    A good knowledge of the legislation relating to residential childcare

•    Passion, drive, and resilience when supporting our children who present emotional and behavioural challenges

•    Good verbal and written communication skills

•    IT proficient and the desire to learn new skills

•    A full, valid, UK driving licence for manual vehicles. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and have a commitment to safeguarding children. We follow Safer Recruitment practices. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary background checks, governed by regulation, including obtaining an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS), Access NI, or Disclosure Scotland.

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