We are seeking a Services Development Manager, Children and Young People  to support the Service Director in developing services across our Care and Support Business in the UK. You will be responsible for developing services across residential and semi-independent placements. You will support the management of existing provisions while working closely with other departments including HR, Finance and Administration to deliver efficiency across the business.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Developing Residential Care  & Semi Independent Services across South West England & South Wales
  • Monitoring and improving daily functions
  • Provide Management cover of existing Semi-Independent Homes.
  • To work with the HR Team on our recruitment process for all job roles within the organisation and that all the required paperwork (DBS, References, ID, Qualifications, and Trainings etc) are in place.
  • To handle any complaints, queries or requests for information that come through to Local authorities (incl. LADO) until the matter has been closed.
  • To lead and be present for QA inspections by Local authorities at any of our units or stand-alone flats and to ensure that we score very well and follow up on any action points given.
  • Maximize the efficiency of all business procedures
  • Establish production KPIs and conduct quality assessments
  • Monitor daily operations and address potential issues when they arise
  • Build processes that meet our business objectives and ensure compliance
  • Monitor financial data and recommend solutions that will improve profitability
  • Support of business development activities

Experience and Qualifications

  • An experienced practitioner and manager in Children’s Services.
  • Extensive knowledge of statutory and legal duties working with Looked After Children
  • Social Work Degree or Level 5 Diploma in Children and Young People or equivalent qualifications (eg Psychology, Nursing, Health and Social Care)
  • A track record of coaching and developing team members.

To apply for this job email your details to info@avisantsearch.com.