Location: Residential House
Line managed by: Area Manager of Care
Salary Scale: £35 - £40,000
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
Greenleaf provides a home for children not a children's home. We believe that greatness starts small: it's the little things that make an enormous difference both for our children and our team. Our primary aim is to create an environment of constant warmth, predictability and responsiveness to need, with the opportunity for children to experience new models of adult/child and peer group relationships. It is our belief that, in these new relationships, children can experience conflict with positive rather than negative resolutions.
To promote excellent practice standards and guide Care Practitioners in their implementation in order to achieve a better quality of care and life for our young people.
Lead, manage and support the homes and their Practitioners to demonstrate achievement of performance and activity targets embedding a culture of mindful and continuous improvement, ensuring any people and performance matters are speedily dealt with and practice and culture is continuously reviewed and challenged.
To provide leadership and management to Practitioners including the Assistant Manager, demonstrating and supporting the culture and vision of Greenleaf.
Build strong relationships with statutory bodies such as Care Inspectorate/Education Scotland- managers of care services don't deal directly with education Scotland and other external agencies or service providers.
Build strong relationships with the local community: groups, businesses, education.
To be responsible for appropriate outcome measures, record-keeping and data analysis:
maintain accurate and up to date records in accordance with Greenleaf policy
monitor and analyse data about the homes to identify trends, take appropriate remedial action and devise solutions
produce regular analysis of data about the homes
report and communicate with business mgt team
Develop Assistant Managers and Senior Practitioners to enable them to reach their full potential and achieve their job objectives
To monitor and review Assistant Managers' performance, effecting improvement where possible
Oversee the implementation of Operations, Health and Safety policies through the Care Practitioners.
Support and enable the Assistant Manager to promote and implement outstanding care practice
Support staff in taking a mindful approach to develop and maintain good relations with key stakeholders
Suggest appropriate improvements for the development of facilities
To effectively manage the home budgets on a monthly basis to ensure appropriate spending of allowances.
Support the Assistant Manager, ensuring that the Child Protection policy is always adhered to by members of staff and that correct procedures are followed for any incident - Support the Assistant Manager in ensuring that all policies and procedures are adhered to by all Residential Care Practitioners when supporting the young people and the effective daily running of the service.
Ensure that the progress of all our young people is appropriately and effectively monitored, recorded and reported
Ensure that regular and effective communication is developed and maintained between all key stakeholders
Ensure that all our young people's medical needs are met and monitored
To contribute and participate in young people's reviews, case conferences, support meetings, and other multi-disciplinary meetings
Review trends in young people's behaviour, with the aim of reducing incidents
Act as a professional lead for your area, representing Greenleaf's mission, vision and values
Ensuring that outcomes measures are in place that demonstrate the effectiveness of the homes
To supervise and appraise Assistant Managers and Senior RCP
To comply with all job-related policies, procedures, regulations, and rules including the health and safety and welfare of our young people and colleagues
To ensure that attendance to both mandatory and required training courses, including that of your staff, is met in order that skills, knowledge and competency levels are maintained in order to carry out the role efficiently and effectively
Support the equality, diversity and rights of the young people and colleagues
It is the responsibility of every member of staff to ensure compliance with health and safety at work legislation
Ensure that all residential staff roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and that these are monitored and maintained
To undertake other tasks as directed by the Managing Director and to always operate in a style that is consistent with the values and vision of Greenleaf
- Managers will be part of an on call system where they offer on call support to their home when required Monday - Thursday. Managers will also be involved in a rotational on call system to cover weekends Friday - Sunday with fellow members of the senior staff team within their home or geographical areas.
- Managers will be expected to work 40 hours per week to meet the needs of the service, normal working hours will be between 9am and 5pm. Managers will remain flexible to the service to offer support and assistance when required this may include evenings, nights, weekends and sleepovers.
- The nature of residential work is varied and, in many instances, unpredictable. All Managers are therefore expected to work in a flexible way and tasks that have not been covered in the job description have to be undertaken.
Key Performance Indicators:
Compliance: policy, procedures, systems, safety
CCI standards met
Outcomes for children: breakthroughs, education, training, business
Engage with wider community and build relations with groups, education, business
Education and Qualifications:
SVQ 4 & HNC in Social Care or equivalent.
NVQ level 4 DipSW, CQSW, CSS, Management qualification or working towards.
Appropriate Registration with the SSSC must be completed within 4-6months months of start commencing in the post, if you are not already registered.
PVG must be supplied.
To apply for this role, please send over a copy of your CV and cover letter using the apply now option.