Position: Home Manager - Folkestone
Location: Folkestone, Kent
Salary: £32,000 per annum
You will be responsible for ensuring that their home is run in a professional and qualitative manner, taking into account:
13 Bed, currently 9 Service Users in place.
Service Users with Severe Learning Disabilities.
The expectations, aspirations and needs of the service user’s resident in that home.
The expectations, and requirements of service commissioners,
The requirements placed on the service by Statutory Authority, and, The Policies, Procedures, and expectations.
Main duties & Responsibilities:
Lead and direct the day-to-day operational management of the home, ensuring that available resources are used effectively to enable the provision of a good quality service.
Ensure that all staff working within the home receive regular supervision, in accordance with policy.
Work closely with the Service Development Team, participating in the selection and compatibility of potential new residents, their assessment, and transition into the home if appropriate.
Ensure that all service users have a dynamic support plan, which involves the person as far as is possible, takes account that person’s needs and aspirations, and is reviewed regularly.
Hold responsibility for ensuring that the home operates in accordance with all statutory requirements, using the National Minimum Standards as a benchmark for good practice.
ensure that the home offers a safe environment geared to creating opportunities for the personal development of service users, taking into account practical, physical and emotional needs.
Take a lead role for risk analysis within the home, ensuring that appropriate assessments take place, and plans put in place to minimise risk where necessary.
Ensure that all steps are taken to maintain the health of people living within the home.
Play a supporting role to Senior Managers regarding the Contract Monitoring process, providing reports and management information on the conduct of the home where this is necessary.
Liaise with external Agencies as appropriate and ensure that contact between the staff team and those Agencies is conducted in a professional manner.
Work with the Personnel Department in supporting the recruitment and selection of staff and assist the Area Manager in the formulation of staffing strategies, Policies and Procedures, and other pieces of managerial work as required.
Participate, as required, in the formulation of budgets, and to monitor expenditure in specific budget headings, as required.
Ensure that proper record and administrative systems are in place within the home, as required by Policy & Procedures, and Statutory Authorities.
Be accountable for the management of the Home’s petty cash float and any monies/valuables belonging to service users kept within the home.
Participate in the Area’s on-call management system as required.
Ensure that the home is run in accordance with good Health & Safety practice and legal requirements.
Ensure that maintenance and equipment renewal needs are communicated to the relevant person, obtaining costings/quotes where appropriate, and then ordering items/services once authorised.
Ensure that good communication networks are maintained within the home, upwards within the management structure, and sideways to relevant others.
Undertake Reg. 26 visits in other homes, should this be required.
Support the Company’s Disciplinary & Grievance processes, as required, including involvement in Investigations, and the Chairing of Disciplinary Hearings if need be.
Ensure that all staff within the Home are aware of, and adhere to Policy & Procedures, and to have involvement in the review and revision of these, and other Company documents when required.
Undertake any other managerial tasks as required, in accordance with the seniority and level of responsibility inherent in this position.
Development of Service:
Review the existing service on an on-going basis, to ensure that it continues to run smoothly, and in accordance with the needs and expectations of the service users, the Company and Service Commissioners.
Participate in events, meetings etc., where the interim is to publicise the Organisation and to support the promotion of available services.
Encourage innovative practices and approaches within the home, and work closely with the Company’s senior management team in helping to identify areas of diversification that may provide added value, both to company and those who use our services.
Staff Training & Development:
To work alongside the Training Co-Ordinator to help collate information to inform the development of the Company’s Training Programme, relevant to the Organisation as a whole, and the home in particular.
To assist the Training Co-Ordinator in ensuring that the Training programme is supported and attended by staff.
To support the monitoring and implementation of the Company Induction & Foundation Training processes, as necessary.
To participate in training aimed at developing the post holder’s own skill and knowledge base, as required.
To lead, or participate in, staff training sessions from time to time as required.
To support and participate in, the implementation of the Company’s NVQ Programme.
Skills & Experience:
To have significant management/supervisory experience in a relevant care setting within the past 5-years.
Possess an appropriate qualification at NVQ4 level or have the capacity to undertake this once in post or hold another alternative professional qualification and be prepared to undertake the Registered Home Manager NVQ4 qualification.
Have had experience in supporting the day-to-day operational management of a small community-based residential setting.
Have familiarity with assessment techniques, and the ability to develop individual support plans from the information gained through this process.
- Care Plans
- Learning Disabilities
- Social Care
- Autism Spectrum Disorders