We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Service Manager to join the Avenues team in Tonbridge and Hildenborough, Kent.
In this role you will motivate and inspire your team to provide outstanding support through effective training, coaching and leadership by example. Acting as a role model and leader in the delivery of active support you will empower the people we support to have active and fulfilling lives aligned with their needs and aspirations.
Due to the nature of this role it is essential that successful applicants hold a valid driving licence.
Working collaboratively with the other members of the Service Leadership Team you will help to oversee and manage the smooth running of this service including rostering, support plans, staff deployment and managing budgets.
Shipbourne Road is a residential care service supporting people with multiple and profound learning disabilities. Turbull Place is a residential service supporting adults with multiple and profound learning disabilities, mental health difficulties and behaviours that challenge.
What knowledge and experience should you have?
An experienced social care professional, you will have a strong understanding of best practice in delivering support to people with different needs and a passion for doing so. You will have experience managing registered or supported living services including appraisals, coaching, performance management, managing budgets and financial information, as well as ensuring an inclusive working environment.
You will have excellent communication and people management skills and have knowledge and a good understanding of current CQC/sector regulations and legislation, and compliance within the new framework with a proven track record of quality assurance and service improvement.
You will share our values of Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Pride and our vision of a fairer, brighter future for everyone.
You will ideally hold a Level 5 diploma in Health and Social Care, or have a willingness to work towards this. Alongside a passion of Person-Centred Active Support.
What skills and abilities will you need?
Being a Service Manager is much more than just a job and you’ll have a chance to put your empathy, compassion and patience centre-stage in our person-centred approach to providing support and leading your team to success.
You will be an effective communicator with the ability to influence others and to ensure you get the best from your team. You will possess excellent leadership and team management skills to ensure you and your team work collaboratively and effectively.
You will also be an effective coach and mentor for your team and possess good IT skills.
You will be a natural when it comes to thinking on your feet and making the commitment to see things through and get the best outcomes for the people we support.
In return Avenues will provide you with the chance to learn and develop new skills including gaining recognised qualifications in social care. With opportunities to develop your career and access to a comprehensive staff benefits package this is a real opportunity to begin a rewarding career with Avenues Group.
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