Overview

ACAD Children’s Service is part of the CareTech Family. Established in 1993, CareTech is a leading nationwide social care provider delivering a package of high quality, individually tailored care and support solutions to children, young people, and adults across the UK.

ACAD is a well-established residential childcare and education provider based across Scotland and have been providing residential childcare service since 2001.

We are looking for an exceptional Children’s Registered Home Manager to lead and further develop our beautiful hub of small cottages in Castle Douglas. We specialise in supporting children and young people with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties as a result of adverse childhood experiences.  You will lead and motivate a team to deliver high and consistent standards of care and support for the young people, ensuring they are kept safe, that you advocate strongly for them and their voices shine through everything we do. 

You will need a real eye for detail – understanding that our absolute commitment to the Safeguarding of our children and young people and the quality of our service are the top priorities.
You will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the statutory and regulatory environment for registered Children’s Homes.  
You will have a strong track record of successfully working with vulnerable children and young people with at least 2 years management experience.

ACAD is a unique business, where staff are committed and leaders are visible and supportive.  You will need to balance a hands-on, practical approach with a creative and innovative style and the ability to respond with positivity and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Bringing our plans to life will be challenging and intense but, with enthusiasm, creativity and a positive approach, the reward and satisfaction will be second to none.  You will have a unique opportunity to shape and deliver our long term strategy and our drive to transform the lives of all our children and young people.

Due to the nature of the role, it will be necessary for all Residential Support Workers to be subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check by Disclosure Scotland and achieve membership of the scheme prior to commencing work with us. CareTech will cover the cost of this check.

All candidates must be successfully registered with the SSSC within 6 months of employment.

Any data received in applications will be used for recruitment purposes within ACAD and CareTech only.

If you have not heard back within 14 days please consider your application to be unsuccessful at this time

Salary: up to £47,000 plus £3,000 welcome bonus

Location: Castle Douglas, DG7 1NF

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