Step-down services for children and young adults

At Young Foundations, we specialise in residential step-down services, and specialist education, for children and young people with complex needs.

Deputy Manager

Meadholme, Darlington

40 hours per week
£32,000 - £37,000 per annum

Meadholme, Darlington.

40 Hours per week – Full time

Salary: £32,000 – £37,000 per annum


Meadholme is a Residential Children’s Home registered with Ofsted to care for 5 young people. We specialise in residential step-down services for children and young people with complex needs, including autism, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.


It is essential you have significant previous experience of working with young people in a similar environment and the commitment and drive to support young people to reach their full potential. You need to be committed to providing an excellent level of care for our young people, enthusiastic in your approach to tough challenges, assertive in difficult situations, able to remain calm under pressure, a good communicator and have sound interpersonal skills.


Meadholme has clinical input from Psychology and Psychiatry to augment the Social Care Model and follows a positive behavioural approach within a total communication, nurturing environment.


As the Deputy Manager you will take a lead on the quality and development of practice in the home. Young Foundations will support you to learn new skills and professionally develop you within the organisation.


Minimum requirements for the post are level 4 leadership and management. 3 years’ experience of working with children and young people and also a good working knowledge of Ofsted regulations, Legislation, and Children’s home regulations. Also, experience of supervision/management of a staff team.


We promote a culture of excellence with an open and transparent management culture. The recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicant will be appointed subject to references and an enhanced DBS check.


Young Foundations is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks in line with our safeguarding policy. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, right to work checks and any other necessary checks.


If this sounds like the role for you, then apply now!

Meadholme Exterior

About Meadholme

Meadholme is a small home set in the heart of Darlington which can offer five children twenty four hours support in a place of safety, stability and warmth.

The onus that Meadholme places on family is at the heart of the home with the ethos that each and every day offers a new opportunity to achieve, learn and thrive.

The children and young people who live at Meadholme often arrive with complex issues, resulting from difficult, unpredictable, childhood experiences.

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