Staff Vacancies

Children's Residential Care Manager

Full Time – Compressed hours worked within School Term Time – Permanent

Kent Scheme Range 8: £24,231 to £27,769 p.a. (£12.56 to £14.39 per hour) plus pension

For this role you will lead and manage designated Home Living Areas in in accordance with the ethos of Valence School, to ensure the highest standards of young person centred support is delivered and maintained.  As Children’s Residential Care Manager your duties will involve:

  • managing and monitoring operational resources with both staffing, including supervising, and physical resources, including budgeting;
  • supporting young people in partnership with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure a consistent, holistic and effective working approach is maintained;
  • planning and organising residential time to ensure social, personal and eating needs are met, completing risk assessments and monitoring all aspects of Health and Safety;
  • ensuring excellent communication with students, staff and parents/carers.

Successful candidates ideally will be qualified to at least Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and you will have relevant experience in a residential educational or care setting with children and young people.

An aspiration to enable students to learn and achieve meaningful independence is essential and experience working with young people who have complex physical and medical needs is desirable.

We offer a supportive, friendly working environment in a country school setting and the chance to make a real and positive impact on the lives of Valence students.

For further information and application details please contact the HR Department vacancies@valence.kent.sch.uk

Or view the job description and person specification to complete the application form and email to the HR Department along with the equality monitoring form.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 7 September 2017

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Please see our Mission Statement and Child Protection Policy.

Successful applicants will undertake an enhanced DBS check and references will be taken up before interview.

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