Rotherham Council - Service Manager

Posted 07 May 2024
Salary Up to £550 per day
Job type Temporary
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameLorna Burner

Job description

This post will play a key role in the development and management of a range of in-house residential provision including emergency accommodation for Rotherham looked after children. Rotherham Council has made a strategic decision to make a significant investment in children's residential services.

This will ensure more of their looked after children are placed in Rotherham, close to their local communities, family and schools. They plan to use current best practice and evidence based models to develop a range of new children`s homes, that are small, replicate family life and seek step down to family based options wherever possible.

They want their residential homes to be an `intervention not a destination for our younger young people and prepare our older children them to successfully transition into adulthood with well-established supportive connections ` and are at the start of an implementation journey over the next 2 years to make this a reality.

Our client is looking for experienced manager of residential services and provision who will be responsible for the operational development of Rotherham's children's residential service. This will include supporting registration of new provision, recruitment and development of the staff teams including Registered managers. The post holder will oversee the ongoing development and as a result may operate as a Registered Manager for short periods in order to support development of provision as per the implementation plan.

Residential Operations Manager in Rotherham will:

* Provide leadership and management to the Rotherham CYPS residential service, including emergency accommodation, disability short breaks and therapeutic step down.

* Provide written reports, briefings and presentations to a wide range of stakeholders including elected members

* To ensure Rotherham Residential services are focused on delivering successful outcomes for all children and young people demonstrating commitment to Rotherham's values and family approach to care.

* Quality assure all Residential Children's Home provision through audit and effective line management to ensure that all provision is effective and of a consistently high standard (either 'Good' or 'Outstanding'.)

* To ensure that the practice of staff is up to date and at a consistently high standard.

* Manage systems which ensure that advocacy, voice and Influence opportunities are promoted.

* To develop QA systems and to work within agreed quality assurance frameworks which cover resources, staffing, service user and outcome measures.

* Contribute to the Council's budget process.

* To be responsible for developing and maintaining the highest levels of partnership working both within Localities and with all partners and external agencies.

* To provide flexible management cover, including out of hours, to other residential homes when required to meet specific service needs.

This is a hybrid role and candidates will be expected to work a minimum of 3 days per week in the borough.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.