At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way. We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.
About the role:
As Care Manager at Wings School Cumbria, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. Alongside our care workers, you will provide a stimulating environment, conducive to the educational, personal, and social development of the children as outlined on their education, health and care plans. You will also be ensuring effective leadership of the residential community when on duty, such that it is organised, managed and staffed in a manner that delivers the best possible child care. You will be taking a full and active role in the induction, supervision, training, and appraisal of the care staff which you hold responsibility for will participate in the recruitment and selection of members of the care team.
For this role, we are looking for someone who has at least 3 years’ experience of working at a senior level with EBD children or within the SEN sector and the ability to lead and manage a team. You will be passionate about supporting young people and hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent. You will be familiar with Ofsted and Children’s Home regulations and be able to evidence your knowledge and experience of behaviour management.
What do our staff say about working at Wings School Cumbria?
“The school makes a huge difference, they children leave with a new found confidence that they can do better and make something of their lives. They can get an education and flourish. I can see massive progression from when they start with us.”
“I have been here 6 years and progressed throughout the ranks, I have been supported by Kedleston Group as a whole. They promote positive health and wellbeing and are very supportive in all aspects of my life. The benefits are great.”
“I enjoy the progression; I have worked my way up with the support I have been given here. I love the community and family feel here.”
Why work for us?
a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
continued professional development and training
contributions to your pension
a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people
£500 refer-a-friend bonus
life assurance/death in service 2 x salary
cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
long service and employee of the month awards
employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
optional flu jab
Wings School Cumbria, part of Kedleston Group Limited, is an independent specialist day school and children’s home in Milnthorpe for children and young people aged between the ages of 9 and 17. We support and care for children and young people who have identified social, emotional and mental health needs. They may also have learning difficulties such as autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, moderate learning difficulties and other specific learning difficulties.
We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.