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We are seeking to recruit a Deputy Children's Home Manager to work at our home based in Rugeley, Staffordshire!

About the group

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.

About the role

Under the direction of the Registered Manager. You will work with up to four 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.  

Why work for us?

Be part of the UK’s largest independent children’s services group and receive:

  • Career progression opportunities
  • Continuous personal development opportunities
  • Enrich and improve the lives of our young people
  • An interesting and varied career
  • You will be paid hourly
  • Sleep ins are paid £40
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Your Wellbeing Matters

Pathway Care Residential are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.