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Unit Manager - Children's Home

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  • Job reference: HQ00092998
    Slough
    £28.00 - £30.00 per hour
    Contract
    Service Manager, Team Manager

    Description

    Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated unit manager to work full-time based in Slough. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's services and be registered with the HCPC.

    The pay rate for this locum unit manager job is £28-£30 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3-month contract.

    Duties:
    - To work closely with the Head of Service to effectively manage the staff team within this residential setting.
    - To provide effective and efficient management of the Mallards team, ensuring that services comply with statutory requirements and departmental eligibility criteria, achieve required local standards and strive for best value in service deliveries.
    - To maintain the agency's high standards, in order to promote positive outcomes for children and young people, and ensure that the unit continues to achieve high grades in Ofsted inspections.
    - To take responsibility for ensuring that the agency's policies and procedures are properly implemented and monitored by staff and that unit practice complies with UK legislation.

    Requirements of the unit manager:
    - Degree or equivalent in social work
    - Current HCPC registration
    - Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services
    - Previous experience of managing a children's residential unit.
    - Previous experience the supervision and support of Residential Childcare Officers, including a good knowledge of the training needs of those staff
    - A good knowledge of the Children's Homes regulations
    - A confident decision maker

    Contact:
    This unit manager job is advertised by Thomas Lancaster; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

    Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

    Reasonable Adjustments:
    If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.