Unit Manager

Posted 21 February by CAS Behavioural Health Featured
Job Role
The role is about leading a team 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 people in residence through the work of a team of care staff within a residential environment. The emphasis is upon effective management of a team, which involves motivating, coaching, managing performance via probation/appraisal and auditing the quality of care. This role is critical in ensuring that national minimum care standards 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:
• proven experience of leading and managing a team and the development of good practice in a care/learning support context.
• knowledge of management practice including principles of effective supervision and appraisal.
• the ability to communicate clearly to others and relate to staff in a way that will enable, motivate and support them through role modelling, mentoring, coaching and training, together with the ability to assess staff performance and give constructive feedback.
• good knowledge of learning disabilities and/or special needs including recent developments.
• the ability to read and understand written work of a professional nature and to write clear and accurate reports and plans to required deadlines and standards.
• good knowledge of recognised positive approach to working with challenging behaviours associated with learning difficulties.
• knowledge of what equal opportunities and discrimination are and how it can be prevented.
• knowledge of human growth and development.
• proven experience of working effectively with young people with learning disabilities.
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
To apply for this vacancy please go to www.cas-careers.co.uk and complete the online application form.
To find out more about us at CAS Behavioural Health visit www.casbehaviouralhealth.com

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