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About KIDS
KIDS is a national charity which has been supporting disabled children, young people and their families since 1970.
 
We work with children, from birth through to 25 years.  Each year we support over 15,000 disabled children, offer over 120 different services and work with about 80 Local Authorities across England.
 
We are passionate, caring and trusted and our vision is a world in which all disabled children and young children realise their aspirations.  We offer support and practical help for families, every step of the way.

About The Role

We are recruiting for a Deputy Manager role in the South Gloucestershire area to help manage the Short Breaks facilities.

 

The overall purpose of this role is:

  • To be the Deputy Manager of KIDS 7 bed residential short breaks home in Almondsbury.

  • To assist the Registered Manager in managing the residential short breaks facility in accordance with all relevant legislation and KIDS policies and procedures, ensuring the centre meets all Ofsted requirements and helps fulfil KIDS vision.

  • Ensure the service is delivered and developed in line with all relevant KIDS policies and procedures, including Health & Safety and Risk Assessments.

  • Ensure the service is delivered and developed in line with the Children’s Homes Guide, the Department for Education Children’s Homes Guidance and Regulations any other applicable legislation/regulatory guidance.

  • Facilitate a warm accepting environment where the physical, emotional, health, social (including play & leisure), educational, communication, cultural and spiritual needs of children and Young people can be met and ensuring that short breaks are a positive experience for the Children and Young People and their carer’s.

About You
The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:
 
  • Experience of working with Children and Young People, including disabled Children and Young People.
  • A qualification relevant to working with children, at either NVQ level 3 or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in a residential setting.
  • The ability to lead staff and operations in a manner that delivers the best possible care for disabled Children and Young People.
  • Ability to run the home in the absence of the Registered Manager.
  • The ability to supervise/ appraise a small team in a manner that delivers the best possible care for disabled Children and Young People. 
 
Further details can be found in the job description.