Day/Night/Bank Residential Workers required.

Closing Date

Registered Manager - Woodside

Locations: Coylton

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary Scale £44,397.50-£47,024.00 OTE

*£3000 Welcome Bonus *£1000 Recommend A Friend Bonus!

Register manager for residential children's home - South Ayrshire

To manage the residential house effectively and efficiently, ensuring the effective delivery of the main responsibilities and key result areas identified within the role of Residential Manager. To participate in an on-call rota to ensure effective management across services on a 24/7 basis.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibility for ensuring and promoting the safeguarding of any young people that you may come into contact with.
Work in accordance with Spark of Genius vision and aims.
Take overall responsibility for all staff, delegating effectively and appropriately.
Ensure staff team are supported and supervised on a 24/7 basis which should include observation of practice across shifts.
Manage and monitor staffing costs, staffing structures and rota’s, ensuring they meet requirements of the children’s needs and are in line with allocated budgets.
Ensure all staff are aware of their responsibilities in relation to adherence of policies, both in the house, the organisation and those set out in the regulation of care standards.
Ensure all staff adhere to and work within the policies and procedures established in the organisation and the house.
Develop and make known to staff a variety of intervention strategies regarding behaviour management. In order that children can develop coping mechanisms and changes in patterns of behaviour.
Take a lead in ensuring meetings and reviews of children and staff are delivered within required time scales.
Ensure effective delivery of individual care planning requirements for children and young people.
Ensure that the high standards expected in the delivery of care are upheld, and that the standing of the company is maintained.
Ensure the home has sufficient and varied information which is accessible to all regarding access to support agencies that will promote the health and well-being of children & young people in placement.
Take the lead in ensuring an open culture is created, one in which children feel that they can complain and that they are listened to.
Ensure that the house functions in such a manner that staff, children understand, recognise and celebrate the diversity of cultures and beliefs within the local and wider community.
Complete the administration of financial, payroll and staffing related matters in the house within the prescribed time scales.
Work in collaboration with Human Resources to manage all employee relations within the home, in line with current employment legislation and Spark of Genius policies and procedures.
Work within the code of confidentiality and ensure that records in the house are stored and held in a manner which is compliant with regulations.
Undertake and participate in any required training programmes which are relevant to the employment of staff working in children services, paying particular regard to residential care and the management role.
Provide staff with sufficient information that ensures they understand the role of a key worker and devise monitoring systems, which will ensure this is delivered to a high standard.
Promote and actively encourage the professional development of staff.
Ensure that all administrative requirements of the home are maintained in such a way that they are compliant with good childcare practice, house procedures, company policies and national care standards and regulations.
Ensure staff are aware of and deliver the support required, to ensure the life chance opportunities of children are met in relation to their social, educational, leisure, emotional, physical and cultural needs.
To have systems and processes in place which all staff understand and are compliant with Safeguarding and Child Protection under the regulation of care.
At all times promote and ensure anti discriminatory practice.
Produce, co-ordinate and edit reports to ensure they are delivered to a high standard.
Design systems and processes for the delivery of supervision, and Personal Development Plans (PDP) to all members of staff, working within the organisation policies and procedures.
Directly deliver supervision to identified members of staff, in relation to Supervision and Personal Development Plans (PDP).
Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Promote and actively encourage the delivery of a safe, structured and nurturing environment.
Safeguard and protect the health and well-being of children & young people.
Work in partnership with families, local authorities and external agencies.
You must co-operate with the Company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore expected to follow Company policies, to acquaint yourself with the Fire, Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work and carry out relevant risk assessments of unsafe practices and conditions that present a safety risk.

Other Requirements:

You must co-operate with the company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore expected to follow Company policies, to acquaint yourself with the Fire, Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work and report any unsafe practices and conditions
The post holder may be reasonably expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time. 
It is the responsibility of the post holder to comply with Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities requirements at all times.
Any other reasonable management instruction
The Company reserves the right to vary duties and responsibilities at any time within legal notification frameworks, however, not outside what is considered reasonable to the original post’.

Desirable Criteria

Education, Qualification and SSSC Requirements
SVQ 4/SQF Level 9 Children and Young People and HNC/Academic equivalent qualification that meets SSSC requirements.
Working towards remaining SSSC conditions  eg (Management (PDA, CCSM), Professional Care qualification (BA Hons Social Care, CMS,) with no more than 6 months left to complete.  
SVQ 4/SQF Level 9 Leadership & Management or equivalent.
Management (PDA, CCSM) or working towards these.
Professional Criteria qualification (BA Hons Social Care, CMS, CQSE, PDA)
Appropriate registration with the SSSC or other relevant regulatory body.
Application form and certificate check and interview.

Skills and Experience

A minimum of 2 years' experience at Assistant Manager level or a minimum of 4 years experience including a supervisory role/professional role and related experience.
High standard of reporting and recording.
Evidence of undertaking a supervisory role in relation to staff within a residential environment.
Experience of formal and informal supervision of staff.
Leadership and motivational skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Work using own initiative.
Good communication skills.
Application form, references and interview.
Wide knowledge of the behaviours displayed by children and young people and an understanding of a myriad of intervention strategies.
Working Knowledge of legislation in relation to childcare including National Care Standards, Children (Scotland) Act 1995, GIRFEC.
An understanding of the process of child development.
Knowledge and understanding of the principles of teamwork.
Understanding the principles of safeguarding and child protection.


To apply systems and processes within residential homes that are compliant with the national care standards.
To develop and maintain effective team working practices across the staff group.
To convey to the staff the knowledge and skill required in applying a variety of intervention strategies.
To communicate with outside agencies, children and their families
Promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children, young people and staff

Other Requirements

A willingness to participate in all in house training whether mandatory, development or identified training. (Mandatory is working towards an SVQ 4 Leadership & Management or equivalent.

Ability to work shifts including evening and weekends.

 Full UK driving licence.

Appropriate Registration with the SSSC must be completed within 6 months of start commencing in the post, if you are not already registered.

Registered Manager - South Ayrshire