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Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people?

Would you like to progress your career in the Residential Childcare Sector?

Are you resilient, reliable and ready for a challenge?

Yes? We are seeking to recruit a Deputy Children's Home Manager to work at our home in Woodthorpe, Nottingham!

Pathway Care Residential is part of the NFA Group, the UK’s largest independent children services group. Pathway comprises of 19 homes throughout the UK. We deliver high quality, person- focused residential care to young people from the age of eight upwards. It is by no accident that 95% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning. 

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Under the direction of the Registered Manager. You will work with up to three young people aged 8 to 18 with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties including attachment disorders, ADHD, self-harm, absconding and display challenging behaviour.

Candidates should possess and be able to demonstrate strong management, leadership and organisational skills, together with a relevant NVQ Level 3 or Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma or equivalent qualification. Sufficient experience will also be required to enable you to function at this level. Successful candidates should be willing to pursue and complete further professional training such as the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Residential Childcare. You must also have an up to date training portfolio and have a good knowledge of Safeguarding children with social, emotional, behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviour.

You will also be required to be flexible with the working hours and you may be placed on call. Hours may vary within the week to include weekend and evening cover work as required. Your role may require you to attend evening meetings and shifts.

This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has aspirations to become a Registered Children’s Homes Manager. The post holder will be responsible for some aspects of management of the home and the team in accordance with Pathway Care Residential policy and procedure guidance.  

 Safeguarding is everybody’s business.  The welfare and safeguarding of children and young people should be of paramount consideration, whatever your role or level of responsibility is within the organisation.  All employees, panel members, independent workers and volunteers are required to ensure compliance with the company’s guidance and policy on safeguarding and are required to attend Safeguarding training appropriate to their level of responsibility.