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Registered Service Manager - Residential Child Care

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Job Introduction

Registered Service Manager

Up to £55,000

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Registered Service Manager to lead our new Multi-Building Children’s Home in a pioneering role under new Ofsted policy guidance.

As a Registered Service Manager, working with A Wilderness Way offers you the opportunity to truly make a difference to children’s lives. We offer high intensity, therapeutic care to vulnerable children, with the aim of enabling the child to transition to place of permanence.  Our focus for care and education is on stability and safety, health and wellbeing, relationships and preparing for independence and for a successful future.

Join us and you can expect:

    Annual Leave: You will receive 33 days per annum; our holiday year runs from March to February.

    Additional leave: at 2 years and 5 years’ service.

    Training Academy: An in-depth induction and welcome programme.

    Bonuses: A bonus of £1000 every time you successfully refer a friend.

    Pension: Auto enrolment into our company pension.

    Recognition Awards: Our monthly Wilderness Heroes Awards celebrate you and your team’s success.

    Your Wellbeing: Excellent health and wellbeing benefits via Medicash and Aviva including Private Medical Insurance, 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 and discounted gym memberships. 

    Life Assurance: of 2 times annual 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.

Your Role and Responsibilities as a Registered Service Manager: 

Reporting to our Operations Manager and with the support of an Assistant Manager, you will effectively and efficiently manage a Multi-Building Children’s Home comprising 4 properties. You will be responsible for the leadership, management, and operation of your service, supporting children who are typically with us for a period of around 4 months.

Through your positive outlook and inspirational leadership, you will ensure the progression and development of the children we look after and the delivery of outstanding care. 

You will set the operational direction and organise the effective running of the service to meet its Statement of Purpose and achieve the highest standards. You will mentor and support our Residential Support Workers to be the best they can be for our children.

Key Qualities we look for:

    At least 12 months managing a Residential Children’s Home 

    Extensive experience managing a team of support workers

    In–depth knowledge of the SCCIF and Children’s Home Regulations and Quality Standards

    Ideally you will achieved your Level 5 Leadership and Management Diploma

    Creative and passionate about working with children

    Can collaborate with and support the team to create an exceptional service

    A full, valid, UK driving licence and access to your own transport.

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland as we follow safer recruitment processes.  Proof of identity will also be required. We are an equal opportunities employer.  If you have experience as a Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant, RSW or similar please get in touch.

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