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Residential Child Care Manager

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

Being a Residential Child Care Manager

You will be responsible for the care provided to children within a home or multiple homes. You will lead your teams to provide child-centred, nurturing and therapeutic care, meeting the individual needs of each child. You will listen to the children and young people in your care to ensure that the care they receive supports them to achieve what matters to them. You will guide and support your team and the children in your care through tough times and difficult situations, leading with compassion and consistency. You’ll be responsible for documentation and meeting regulatory requirements.

You’ll provide leadership, guidance and support to staff ensure that staff adhere to company policies, legislations, and regulations, and that all care plans and standards are met. You’ll also carry out supervisions and attend meetings with education, police social workers and other agencies.

About the workplace  

Residential children’s homes are also known as children’s homes. They’re a home where children and young people can live if they cannot be at home with their own families.

Michaela's story

Michaela is a residential children's home manager

Getting started as a Residential Child Care Manager

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

  • Leadership and management skills
  • Skills and experience in therapeutic approaches
  • Good communication, including verbal and listening skills
  • Motivation and determination
  • To be a team player
  • Attention to detail, ensuring correct information is recorded in all documentation
  • A caring, supportive and patient nature
  • Confidence around children, young people and adults
  • Ability to give direction and supervision to other members of the team.

Required Qualifications  

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

You will also need to be registered with Social Care Wales. You can apply to register or search the register online. 

Training programmes

If you’re considering a career in care, we have a range of training programmes available to help you get started.

Find a job in care

If you’re thinking of a career in care, take a look at our jobs board to get an idea of the type of roles available.