Assistant Manager - Looked After Children

Cumbria County Council
£31,985 - £32,798
Closing date
28 Aug 2022

Are you an experienced, capable, and inspiring leader looking for a challenging new opportunity?

Cumbria County Council Children’s Services are looking for an engaging individual to join our team as Assistant Manager, at Huntley Avenue, working with Looked After Children, enabling them to live closer to their local communities and providing them with high quality support, ensuring their voice is heard and their wellbeing is a priority.

The purpose of the home is to provide a safe and supported nurturing, environment for young people. To provide a high-quality care experience, which enables young people to feel valued and confident, by achieving and celebrating their successes.

The Role

As an Assistant Manager, you will oversee a team of Residential Support Workers to support the smooth management of a Residential Children’s Home registered for four young people, and work in collaboration with a wide range of professionals to ensure the best support and outcomes for children and young people. This will include identifying specific areas of support, allocation of key workers and a review of service for each case managed. As well as managing caseloads, you will chair meetings between all relevant agencies as part of the service review programme.

Who we are looking for

We are also looking for people who have experience in a senior/managerial role and who can demonstrate motivational leadership skills. The right candidates will need to have the ability to evaluate, adapt, and resolve conflict and to promote equality, diversity and children’s rights. Cumbria County Council HR01 – Authority to Recruit Form V1.2 19/10/2017 An NVQ Level 4 or equivalent diploma 5 in children and young people care management (or the enrolment to complete the qualification within 2 years of appointment) is essential, as is the ability to travel independently

For an informal discussion about this role prior to applying, please contact Julie Elder, Registered Manager on 07775116262.

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