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Registered Care Manager- Children's Residential

Salary up to £50,512 per annum

Closing date: 24th April 2024

Interview date: Rolling dates across April and May 2024

Permanent full-time, Monday to Friday - to include on call duties where needed (Two Atypicals)

About the Role

Solihull Council is creating three small Residential Homes following significant funding from the DfE. We are building these homes so more Solihull children can live local to their community. Our homes  will be fully refurbished to a high standard, creating a modern family-style home to make sure our young people can fully enjoy the magic of childhood. We aim to match this high standard of provision with our outstanding care for children who need them. 

We are looking for experienced and child-focussed Registered Care Managers. This might mean that you’ve been working as a Registered Care Manager, or you’re a Deputy Manager in a children’s home who’s looking for a next step in your career. These managers will form a key part in designing and managing an amazing new residential service. 

As part of this role, you will:

  • Deliver high-quality care to young people, in a safe environment.

  • Build a service that really centres the experience of children and young people.

  • Work closely with a Residential Operations Manager and Responsible Individual to shape our newly refurbished children’s homes.

  • Contribute to the home's Standard Operating Procedures and policies.

  • Build a team with effective relationships, providing support and encouragement.

  • Collaborate with partners to ensure wraparound care is provided.

  • Protect the ‘magic of childhood’ so no young person feels they have to grow up too fast.

Our Offer to You

  • Local government pension with 6.8% (subject to annual review/change) section contribution.

  • 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days after 5 years of service

  • Year-round training to progress in your career.

  • Structured and pre-set weekly rota patterns.

  • Cycle to work scheme.

About You

You will be an experienced and OFSTED Registered Residential Care Manager looking for a new challenge. You’ll ideally hold a Level 5 qualification in Children’s Care Learning and Development, or if not are currently working toward this qualification.

You may otherwise be a Deputy Manager or Team Leader currently in a children’s home, with significant experience helping children and young people. You will have enough knowledge to secure OFSTED Registration as a Residential Care Manager within 6 months of appointment.

Regardless of your current role, you’ll be able to showcase your understanding of all relevant laws and practices. You’ll be a solution-focussed and capable worker. You also have experience collaborating with a range of agencies to deliver the care needed for each young person in residential care.

There’s resilience needed for the role, as well as commitment to the young people in your care. Everything you do will be centred on the wellbeing of young people.

NB an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role, due to regulated activity for working with children.

About Us

We’ve developed our residential offering on feedback from care experienced young people. Our research has found that the best care we can offer is sincere and supportive. All young people in residential care should be supported by adults who are truly invested in their care and futures. 

This means our workforce needs to be effectively led, supported, and well trained. It’s our aim to offer high-quality supervision and guidance to all team members. This includes supporting you, as you support others in the team.

We pride ourselves on a strong culture of child-focused practice. This means transparency, cooperation, and a real commitment to the young people we will care for.

These posts involve working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found here: 


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