Registered Care Home Manager
40 hrs / week, generally Monday to Friday (some flexibility required to work weekends and for on-call duties)
£35k - £38k per annum, DOE
Enthusiastic, motivated, energetic and flexible Care Manager needed for our client’s new small children’s residential service in Cardiff, catering for teenagers with Learning Disabilities and / or Mental health needs.
The job holder will need to be capable of leading and developing a team providing a person-centred service that seeks to enable individuals to achieve their full potential and promote their wellbeing, decision making and lifestyle choices.
The successful candidate will hold a QCF level 5 in Leadership for Health & Social Care Services (or equivalent qualification) as recognised by Social Care Wales to meet the standards required to register as a Children’s Care Home Manager.
Previous experience of working with individuals with a learning disability and/or mental health needs who may exhibit behaviours that challenge is essential.
Along with this you will need to demonstrate leadership skills and an ability to manage and mentor staff, encouraging their personal development in line with the needs of the individuals our client support.
You will need to have experience of liaising and developing professional working relationships with individuals’ family members, health care professionals and other stakeholders to ensure high standards of care and support are delivered at all times.
In return you will receive support from an experienced Senior Management and Corporate team, along with a competitive salary, pension plan, BUPA Healthcare scheme and incremental annual leave
Hours are generally 9 - 5 Monday to Friday, although flexibility is expected to meet the needs of the service. You will be expected to cover on call duties on a rota basis for which extra payment will be made.
The successful candidate will need to be a driver holding a full, valid UK driving licence and with access to their own vehicle.
- Ensure delivery of high quality care in accordance with individuals’ holistic needs and multi-disciplinary team’s decisions and recognised best practice, implementing improvements where identified.
- Liaise and develop professional working relationships and partnerships with individuals’ family members, health care professionals and other stakeholders.
- Provide the best possible support and safeguard all individuals in our client’s care home.
- Play a leading part in ensuring the ongoing financial viability of the service, providing an excellent care service whilst working within internal budgets.
- Support and safeguard Individuals with their personal financial arrangements, maintaining confidentiality and ensuring that any financial transaction is recorded. Supervise petty cash expenditure.
- Help ensure maximum occupancy of the service, contributing to the marketing and pre admission assessment of prospective individuals in accordance with the agreed referral and assessment process.
- Mentor staff, providing clear and consistent leadership.
- Work alongside the recruitment team to ensure there are sufficient and competent staff to meet the needs of the service and individuals within our care. Undertake recruitment processes, interviews, staff supervisions, appraisals, back to work interviews, performance management and disciplinary procedures as necessary. Actively monitor absence levels and implement sickness management policies to reduce overall staff absence.
- Take overall responsibility for ensuring staff rotas are produced in a timely fashion.
- Be accountable for care service delivery plans and corresponding documentation.
- Monitor and record patterns of behaviour, identify triggers and patterns and implement proactive positive behavioural support responses to manage and reduce behaviours.
- Maintain up to date knowledge of learning disability and mental health and care practices as part of ongoing continuous professional development.
- Take overall responsibility for ensuring accidents and incidents are documented and reported in line with policy and regulations and that complaints are dealt with in a timely and sensitive manner.
- This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, and the post holder will be required to undertake other duties which fall within the grade of the job.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- QCF L5 in Leadership for Health & Social Care Services or equivalent qualification as recognised by Social Care Wales to meet the standard required to register as a care home manager.
- Appropriate training with regard to children’s care services.
- Proven management experience within a relevant care setting. (Deputy Manager / Senior Team Leader)
- Proven experience of working with people with complex needs, including learning disabilities, autism, and/or mental health problems. Including individuals who are under the age of 18.
- Experience of dealing with health care professionals and external agencies.
- Basic knowledge of new regulations and regulatory system. (RISCA)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate with individuals, staff and stakeholders confidently.
- Working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, DOLS, Safeguarding, and other relevant legislation.
- Good organisational skills and the ability to use own initiative.
- Demonstrable motivational, mentoring and leadership skills.
- Good IT skills, able to use all basic programmes – outlook, excel, word.
- Physically fit to meet demands of the post
- Driving Licence and access to own vehicle
- Ability to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service.
- Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
- Ability to take responsibility for problems and accountability for actions
**This job is subject to an enhanced DBS to be completed upon successful application. **