At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way. We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.
About the role:
As Head of Care at Wings School Notts, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will ensure effective management of the residential community when on duty, which consists of six children’s homes located on site, each staffed by its own team consisting of a House Manager, Deputy Manager, Senior Care Worker, Childcare Workers and Night Care Workers, such that the homes are organised, managed and staffed in a manner that delivers the best possible childcare. You will ensure that each young person has up to date placement plans which reflect their care needs including, education, social, emotional, behavioural, cultural, therapeutic, safeguarding and health needs and that these plans are reviewed regularly. This includes affective monitoring of the homes and offering advice and guidance. You will also be establishing and monitoring high quality standards of care in line with National Minimum Standards and Children’s Homes Regulations, you will develop quality assurance measures and ensure these standards are maintained and you will undertake the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP), in accordance with the Wings Notts’ Child Protection Policy.
For this role, we are looking for someone who has relevant experience of successful working at a senior level with SEMH children, or within the SEN sector. You will have a positive outlook, be flexible, assertive, enthusiastic, reflective, reliable and diplomatic. You will hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent and hold or be willing to work towards a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or equivalent. If you share our commitment to developing confident and capable young people and making a difference to their lives by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions, we would love to hear from you.
Why work for us?
* a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
* a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
* continued professional development and training
* contributions to your pension
* a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people
* £500 refer-a-friend bonus
* OFSTED bonuses
* life assurance/death in service 2 x salary
* cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
* discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
* birthday treats
* long service and employee of the month awards
* employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
* optional flu jab
Wings School Notts, part of Kedleston Group Limited, is an independent specialist day school and children’s home in Newark for children and young people aged between the ages of 9 and 17. Children who have social and emotional needs (SEMH), autism (ASC), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attachment needs, childhood trauma or other specific learning difficulties thrive at Wings School Notts.
We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We will ask you to complete a criminal self-declaration form, and we will conduct online searches for information that is publicly available. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:
We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you! Any unsolicited CV’s will be sent at the recruitment agency’s own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’ and we have no liability to you for any fee or otherwise. We reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your terms and conditions for this vacancy. By submitting an unsolicited CV to us, or to any member of our staff, you accept these terms as the default position. If we require your assistance with any vacancy we will contact you
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