Deputy Manager -Children and Young Peoples Service

Do you have what it takes to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people? Are you passionate about residential care?  Are you an experienced and inspirational leader or ready to take that next step in your career?

At Catholic Care we are looking for that wonderful person to work in our residential home as an experienced, dynamic deputy manager.

Our organisation specialises in providing nurture and care to children and young people who are looked after and can sometimes find the world a challenging place. We endeavour to create a home environment that exceeds the needs of the children and young people – enabling them to express their characters, feel safe and enrich their lives.

We are currently looking for a deputy manager who will have responsibility for offering support and guidance to our young people who are close to leaving care. Our aim is to bridge the gap between leaving care and living in the outside world, by giving our young people the best chance of living a life totally independently in their local community – whilst achieving their full potential. We work alongside statutory bodies, parents and others with parental responsibility to assist our young people to develop their self-care and independent living skills. (For more information on our approach please request additional information)

Working as a Deputy Manager, you must be willing to go above and beyond for the children and young people – ensuring that they have an experience of childhood that they can reflect upon and carry with them into adulthood.

This is a rewarding role helping children affected by trauma and emotional and adverse childhood experiences rebuild their lives, gain confidence, and develop their social and emotional skills through successful relationships, positive experiences and activities whilst having fun.

In return, you will be rewarded with a career defining opportunity to impact on an ambitious and growing organisation that is committed to staff retention, development and equality.

You will be expected to have:

Diploma level 5 Leadership and Management in residential children’s care or working towards or willingness to work towards
Extensive understanding and experience of Ofsted regulation
Experience in a senior role within a children`s residential setting.

It would be preferred if you have:

Accredited trauma Informed practitioner status

Understanding and knowledge of Therapeutic Approach to Childcare

Team Teach positive behaviour management accreditation.

Any relevant or transferrable skills, such as First Aid training

Knowledge of the Children Act & Children’s Homes Regulation

Salary: SP24 – 31  £30,049 – £36,396   

Post: Permanent Full Time    

Location: Based in Leeds
Closing Date:  August 12th 2022  

Interview Date: TBC