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Southend-on-sea (Full Time, Permanent)
£27,000 - £29,500 / Year
Our client is a well-established and fast growing care provider with services based in the Southend areas. They are currently seeking an experienced Deputy Manager to join their children's service.

Job Summary:
•To work with the manager and support the staff in accordance with the requirements of the Home’s Statement of Purpose and Function, the Children’s Homes Quality Standards (2015), the Children’s Homes Regulation’s (2015) and any conditions of the home’s registration.
•The Assistant Manager will delegate tasks and areas of responsibility and duties down through the staff team in accordance with the areas of responsibility and duties set out for each post.
•As directed by the Registered Manager, carry out any other duties appropriate to position of Registered Manager.
•In the absence of the Registered Manager, undertake all the tasks required to ensure the continued running of the home.

Qualifications & Education
•Educated to GCSE level or equivalent
•Have achieved the Level 3 Children and Young People’s workforce Diploma with social care pathway, or;
•Currently hold an equivalent qualification, consistent with Annex a of the Children’s Homes Quality Standards (2015).

•Minimum of 12 months’ experience of working with young people.
•Experience of working in a residential setting with young people.
•Experience in working in a supervisory position in a residential setting.

Skills and Abilities
•To be able to build appropriate relationships with young people and maintain good communication
•To be able to create and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, young people and their families as well as other professional organisations
•Have basic computer skills
•The ability to write accurate, clear and concise reports.
•The ability to communicate effectively with young people, colleagues and others.
•Understand and actively participate in the role of the team in the Home.
•To have a current drivers license and own a car.

Hours of Work:
Employment is based on a 40-hour, seven-day week shift pattern. In addition to the forty-hour week, sleep-ins are a requirement to ensure the smooth running of the home in accordance with the Statement of Purpose.
In addition, you will be part of the manager’s on-call duty system.

ENS is an equal opportunities employer