Job Title:
Independent Children's Home Visitor

North West England

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Bright Futures, Inspired By You.

There's nothing more rewarding than helping someone believe in themselves, and have the confidence to celebrate their own uniqueness and achieve success that is personal to them.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your Reg 44 knowledge and experience to support colleagues across our divisions delivering positive outcomes for young people.

​At Horizon, we live up to our values, and we value our people. We are proud to be one of the most innovative providers of young people's residential care and education in the UK. Our success means that we are opening new residential homes and schools and making a difference for young people in a variety of new areas as well as continuing to support young people in our established services.

What you'll get to do

You will be conducting independent visits to Horizon's residential children's homes in accordance with Regulation 44 of The Children's Home (England) Regulations 2015.

The role will involve producing reports about each visit that provides an opinion (with supporting evidence) as to whether children are effectively safeguarded, and the home is being conducted in a way that promotes children's wellbeing. You will also be providing recommendations for the improvement and enhancement of services in the interests of the children and young people we care for.

Ensuring that the voices of children and young people, and other stakeholders are heard and reflected in reporting.

What we're looking for from you

  • Five years' experience of working in the children's social care sector, either as a registered manager of a service with a Level 5 Diploma or in another relevant role (e.g., social worker, HCMI, auditor/inspector/independent visitor)
  • An excellent understanding of the Children's Home (England) Regulations 2015, quality standards, guidance, and the Social Care Common Inspection Framework
  • Experience of quality assurance within children's residential services, e.g., case file auditing
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build a rapport with children and young people, and other professionals
  • Methodical and organised, with an ability to respond to emerging issues
  • Proven report-writing skills
  • The ability to identify and communicate recommendations as to how to improve services for the benefit of children and young people
  • Working knowledge of key concepts, including safeguarding, confidentiality, and data protection
  • Values-driven, with a strong desire to support colleagues to deliver the best possible outcomes for the children we care for
  • Committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Committed to equal opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice

Here are just some of the benefits of working for us:

  • Real Living Wage employer
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Christmas bonus
  • Blue Light Card
  • Colleague referral scheme with cash rewards - earn up to £2500 per referral!*
  • Financial wellbeing service
  • Life Assurance
  • Option to buy and sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • Tastecard - spectacular savings on dining, pizza, cinema tickets, supermarkets, and UK attractions!
  • Opportunity to progress in your career through our Education Academy, and ongoing training and professional development.
  • Comprehensive and tailored induction programme including face-to-face training, online modules, shadowing, and local induction period.
  • Face-to-face therapeutic training and support for all colleagues via our SHINE programme.
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all colleagues on a variety of topics
  • Employee assistance programme - free, confidential support via Bupa.
  • Community and wellbeing - Your wellbeing matters to us, and we are committed to ensuring you get all the support you need to feel good about what you do. We're in this together.
  • Supportive management and senior leaders.
  • High quality CPD opportunities.
  • Free eye checks.

​You will be required to travel to all sites within Horizon's existing residential portfolio and any homes that Horizon may open in the future, so a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential.

This post is subject to satisfactory criminal records check and satisfactory references.


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