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Residential Child Care Manager

As a Residential Child Care Manager, you’ll set the operational direction and organise the effective running of the home.

You’ll provide a kind, caring and fun place to live, helping the children and young people thrive.

You’ll have a thorough knowledge of the care plan for the children and young people who live in the home and you’ll ensure that staff care for them in the best possible way.

You’ll provide leadership, guidance and support to staff. You’ll ensure that staff adhere to company policies, legislations and regulations, and you’ll ensure that care plans and care standards are met.

You’ll carry out supervision for Residential Child Care Deputy Managers and possibly for the Residential Child Care Workers and Senior Residential Child Care Workers. You’ll also attend meetings with educational settings, the Police, Social Workers and other agencies.

You’ll be responsible for completing paperwork and keeping up to date records for the residents and any regulatory documentation that’s necessary. You’ll also manage recruitment and disciplinary processes.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Leadership and management skills
  • To enjoy working with children and young people
  • To be a good team player
  • Good communication, including verbal and listening skills
  • A caring, supportive and patient nature
  • The ability to develop positive relationships
  • Resilience
  • Motivation and determination
  • The ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations
  • An open and inclusive approach
  • The ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations
  • The ability to be inclusive to all children and young people
  • The ability to give direction and supervision to other members of the team
  • Confidence around children, young people and adults
  • Attention to detail, ensuring correct information is recorded in all paperwork

Find out more information on qualifications and registration details for this role with Social Care Wales.

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