Assistant Manager

Posted 4 April by Cygnet Health Care Featured
Job Role
The role is about supporting the appropriate Manager to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of our young people first. To provide appropriate physical and emotional support to young peoples in residence as part of a team of care staff within a residential environment.
The emphasis is upon effective management of a number of care staff, which involves motivating, coaching, managing performance via supervision/appraisal and appraising the quality of care your staff provide. This role is critical in ensuring that standards set by legislation are exceeded. It also provides the opportunity to develop and improve practice.
Important qualities of this role include an understanding of what ‘good care’ looks like, being an excellent role model, conducting yourself in a professional manner and being able to relate to staff in a supportive and motivational manner. It is important that you adhere to all policies and procedures
Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will have:
• Knowledge of basic aspects of management practice including principles of effective supervision and appraisal.
• Knowledge of learning disabilities and/or special needs including recent developments.
• Good knowledge of recognised positive approaches to working with challenging behaviours associated with learning difficulties.
• Knowledge of good practice in recruitment and selection.
• Knowledge of what equal opportunities and discrimination are and how it can be prevented.
• Knowledge of human development/education.
• Knowledge of relevant regulatory standards and legislations.
• Ability to follow a work pattern and attend work punctually and reliably, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays (and to do ‘sleep ins’ at the establishment if required) To manage your team effectively.
• Ability to identify own training needs and participate in training and development to enable you to carry out your job to the required standard and maintain continuous personal development.
• Ability to go wherever our indivduals go, manage stairs, use appropriate physical interventions and participate in physical exercise and activities as necessary.
• Ability to communicate clearly to others and relate to staff in a way that will enable, motivate and support them through mentoring, coaching and training, together with the ability to assess staff performance and give constructive feedback. Present as a positive role model.
• Ability to contribute to assessment of and care planning for the young people.
Successful candidates will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post. CAS Behavioural Health is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks. CAS Behavioural Health is an equal opportunities employer.
How to Apply
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