Deputy Manager - Children's Residential Home



Job Type

Full time

Service Type

Children's Social Care


Raynes Park

Deputy Manager - The Lighthouse Children's home

This is an excellent opportunity to become a deputy manager of our expanding residential home which provides care for children with autism and learning disabilities.

The Organisation operates Outstanding homes with Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society.

Role requirements:

  • Required education - Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce Diploma with a Social Care pathway (or equivalent)
  • Experience working with children or young adults with autism and multiple learning disabilities, who may display challenging behaviour
  • Minimum 2 years or more of experience working as a Senior/Team leader in residential care and 4 years of working in a support environment
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Ability to interact with a range of young people
  • Ability to lead a team and to work as part of a team
  • Ability to provide consistency of care and support to the young people


  • Team Leading
  • Shift Leading
  • Supporting the manager to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home
  • Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the children's physical, behavioural and emotional needs.
  • Supporting young people to do their favourite things and try new activities at home and also outdoor activities. These include swimming and going on annual vacation.
  • Providing high quality care to young people (including personal care)

Benefits for you:

  • Flexible working hours weekdays and weekends
  • Opportunity to work for an Ofsted Outstanding care organisation
  • Fully funded induction and in house training
  • Partly funded qualifications
  • Excellent opportunity for progression within the company
  • Full access to 100s of savings and offers available to staff including through the company benefit scheme ( ½ price cinema tickets, 6 % off 20,000 high-street shops, Free Mobile Insurance, Free Tastecard, Save over £300 per year on an Oyster card.)
  • Access to Childcare vouchers
  • Fully funded DBS

The job is full time and will consist of 37.5 hours per week on a shift basis. This includes working some weekends.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a motivated and determined team. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people we support and both our homes operate with a high staff to young person ratio.

All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Full time - Permanent

Raynes Park - SW20 £28,000 +

Salary: £28,000.00 + /year

Job Type: Full-time