Job Details

Job title:           Assistant Manager

Location:          Willow House, Nottingham

Hours:              40 hours per week

Salary:              £24,200 per annum

Contract:          Permanent

THE ROLE:

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Manager to join our fantastic team at Willow House. As an Assistant Manager, you will support our Home Manager in ensuring the smooth operation of the home, helping our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy.

This is a great opportunity to continue your leadership career in care, working as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Our Assistant Managers help to ensure our care teams have the structure, resources and motivation needed to provide the individual, bespoke, support required by the children and young people in our care. Alongside the Home Manager, you will deliver efficient management, delivery, and development of our residential Learning Disability service, ensuring the highest quality of care and support is consistently given.

Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for an Assistant Manager who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Committed to providing an excellent level of care for our young people
  • Hold at least their NVQ/QFC level 3 in Children and young people services
  • Enthusiastic in your approach to tough challenges
  • Assertive in difficult situations
  • Open to new ways of thinking around our therapeutic model and parenting 
  • Able to remain calm under pressure
  • A strong communicator with great interpersonal skills
  • Hold a Full driving licence and your own vehicle
  • Flexible in providing consistent support to the young people in our care
  • Seeking career and personal development 

About us:

Acorn Education and Care are recruiting a Residential Childcare Worker to join one our Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) teams within Beeston, Nottingham. Our beautiful and homely residential setting provides 24/7 care for up to three young people within the home. Each child has their own room which they decorate to their individual tastes and cater for their requirements. The children could display a variety of challenges and be verbally or physically aggressive. Therefore, we are looking for enthusiastic and caring people to help make a difference to these children regardless of the challenges you may be faced with.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.