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Head of Children's Services - LD/PD - Cheshire

Salary: Up To £52,000 Per Year Location: North West Sector: Not for Profit Job Type: Permanent Type of Service: Children's

Job Ref: OJ 3574

Hampton's are currently working with a not-for-profit agency who require a Head of Children's Services in Cheshire.

Main Duties:

  • As a member of the Senior Care Leadership Team, lead and direct the full implementation of care management and independence programmes for all children and young people in the service.
  • Undertake strategic and operational responsibility for the development of the service and the efficient and effective management of care practice ensuring the highest quality and professional standards for the staff team and young people.
  • Ensure that all actions and decisions take consideration of the impact on our children, young people and families in accordance with the company's Core Values.
  • Act as a role model for colleagues in terms of standards of behaviour, professional expertise and integrity.
  • Ensure the highest Standards of Care Excellence are provided, and that the service fully complies with all statutory regulations, governance and Care quality standards
  • Develop and implement appropriate quality assurance systems that monitor and record the quality of care for children and action any required improvements (Regulation 44 Regulation 45)
  • Develop and foster positive working relationships and effective communication links with children, families, social workers, advocates and all relevant professionals and other external agencies
  • Ensure children are included and supported in decision-making under relevant legislation guidance, to have a voice and choice and express wishes and feelings
  • Prepare reports, facilitate meetings and reviews where required, arrange suitable attendance for all meetings (internal and external) in line with legislation ensuring all relevant information is available and accessible at all times
  • Ensure all children and young people have their own detailed individual risk assessment in place and
  • To deliver strong inclusive leadership to the team that promotes a culture of open and participatory practice delivering excellent care services and value based behaviours of staff.
  • Provide presence and strong leadership, professional coaching, expertise guidance and direction for the care team whilst managing their performance and professional development.
  • Lead regular team meetings, professional reviews, development of staff and carrying out performance management meetings as and when required.
  • To deliver strong inclusive leadership to the team that promotes a culture of open and participatory practice delivering excellent care services and value based behaviours of staff.
  • Lead and manage upon all aspects of the provision and care including effective assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and progress evaluation of all individual care plans, independence and other effective learning activities and experiences through educational and therapeutic programmes
  • Ensure the maintenance of registration standards as laid down in the Children's Home Regulations and Ofsted Quality Standards;
  • Ensuring all relevant policies, procedures and good practice arrangements are in place to meet the Ofsted Quality Standards compliance;

Requirements:

  • Level 5 Management and Leadership for Residential Childcare or equivalent
  • British Sign Language Level 1 or commitment to complete this qualification
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of working with people within one or more of the following specialism, learning disabilities, complex needs, autism, health and mental health
  • Experience in multi-site management
  • Willingness to be flexible

Salary: up to £52k (dependent on experience) + benefits

If you are interested in this position or would like to have a confidential discussion to find out further details, please call Oliver on 01926 354 601

Hampton's Resourcing prides itself on creating opportunities for Social Care Senior Managers to challenge themselves to continually develop their skills and experience. Our aim is to consistently find work for the most talented individuals within Children's and Adults Social Care services, across the UK

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