Deputy House Manager

Location
North Chailey, Close to Lewes / Haywards Heath
Salary
£24,646 to £26,919 depending on experience
Posted
11 Oct 2017
Closes
30 Oct 2017
Sector
Care, Social Care
Function
Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced member of staff to join us in assisting with the day to day running of one of our residential bungalows. This new role will become vital in ensuring our residential homes are happy and safe environments and that our children and young adults have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

All of the children and young adults that stay with us are physically disabled and medically complex, many with additional sensory impairments. Our homes are integrated with an onsite school and a very large specialist NHS clinical medical team.

We offer excellent opportunities for career progression and our jobs provide real satisfaction, not to mention the opportunity to work with some truly inspirational young children and adults. If you are looking for a role with a real sense of making a difference and belonging to something special then this could be the ideal role for you.

The Deputy Home Manager will be expected to support the Home Manager with the delivery of all services to include:

  • Leading a team of dedicated support staff, ensuring personalised support and care is provided to all children and young adults within our homes.
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Facilitate a safe, homely, welcoming environment for children and young adults.
  • Work closely with families, relatives and other professionals to ensure the correct support is provided.
  • Ensuring the home is run in line with CQC or Ofsted requirements.
  • Promote the welfare of children and young adults through safeguarding.
  • Attend reviews and meeting in the absence of the House Manager.

This role is very much a hands on role and as such you will need to:

  • Provide personalised care and support to the children and young adults.
  • Prepare and administer medication and gastrostomy feeds (Once trained and assessed).
  • Gain knowledge of the different methods of communication used, ensuring all staff make use of these communication tools
  • To work with staff from other bungalows, and to be part of the rota for the 24-hour bag, and the emergency on-call rota to cover nights.
  • Plan and support leisure activities in liaison with the Activity Coordinator

If you feel you have the skills and experience required, then we would welcome an application from you. Application closing date is 9am on Monday 30th October. 

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary of £24,646 to £26,919 depending on experience
  • Chailey Heritage Group Pension
  • Competitive annual leave entitlements
  • Onsite Parking, Café, Gym and Swimming facilities
  • Further opportunities to develop your career

Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.