Deputy Manager

Posted 3 August by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
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Deputy Manager for a small residential service in Sittingbourne supporting adults with learning disabilities.

Deputy Manager for a Residential Care Home located in Sittingbourne.

Your new company

One of the UK's leading providers in supporting people with learning disabilities, deafness, autism, PMLD, hearing loss and associated complex needs.

Your new role
Reporting to the Manager, the Deputy Manager will support and deputise for the Manager in the day-to-day running of the home, ensuring that high standards of care and support are maintained. Duties will include:

  • Actively supporting the planning and implementation of rota systems to ensure adequate staffing levels are in place, proactively resolving any shortfalls and reporting these if required.
  • Adhering to all requirements and regulations, whilst continuously monitoring, assessing and improving the quality-of-service provision to people we support.
  • Promoting positive internal communication and supportive working relationships with people we support.
  • Supporting staff to maintain strong communication and professional relationships with purchasers, health professionals, other agencies, relatives and neighbours.
  • Supporting the team members to deliver a quality service, ensure awareness of the need to develop, implement, review and update person-centred support packages, agreed with individuals. Ensure accurate record keeping.
  • To assist the Registered Manager/Regional Manager with HR matters as they arise in the service. To assist the Registered Manager/Regional Manager with internal and external audits and compliance visits as they arise in the service.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Experience of working in an autism, hearing difficulties, learning difficulties, challenging behaviour sector environment as a Deputy Manager, Team Leader or Senior Support Worker.
  • The desire and ability to ensure that each person we support receives the care and support that is appropriate to their assessed individual needs.
  • An understanding of CQC assessment criteria.
  • BSL level 2 or a willingness to learn.
  • Experience in managing and developing a staff team.
  • Hold a current driving licence and have own vehicle.
  • Be qualified or willing to complete the Level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care.
  • A good understanding of risk management and health and safety management.
  • Be self-motivated, organised, flexible and caring.
  • Excellent administration and IT skills.

What you'll get in return

  • Free DBS.
  • Paid training and personal E-Learning portal.
  • 28 days annual leave.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Reward and recognition.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

What you need to do now
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