REGISTERED CARE HOME MANAGER – BARNSLEY

As part of our ongoing expansion plan Aspire In The community are recruiting for a Registered Care Home Manager. With the responsibility of overseeing to residences, the main purpose of the role is :

  • To ensure the holistic needs of service users are met on a day to day basis and that their support needs are met now and in the future through person centred plans.
  • To directly line manage support workers and ensure their consistent supervision.
  • To be actively involved in recruitment.
  • To be fully conversant with all IT systems and maintain compliance with the Data Protection Act.
  • To ensure quality within the service.
  • To promote the safety and wellbeing of people who use Aspire services.

Salary £32k – 37 days annual leave

Contacts: In all contacts the post holder will be expected to present a good image of the Organisation as well as maintaining constructive relationships.

Internal: Support Workers, Senior Support Workers, Deputy Managers, Managers and Directors.

External: Service users, their family / carers, healthcare professionals, local authority personnel,

other providers.

Personal Development:

The Registered Manager will:

  • Attend all relevant training as required
  • Reflect upon and amend their working practices as a result of development experiences and training
  • Continuously develop their own leadership style, acting as a positive role model for their staff team and colleagues.
  • Attend and contribute to their own supervision, appraisals, training and other events as required.

General Responsibilities, Duties and Tasks:

The Registered Manager will:

  • Listen to service users (and appropriate others) to develop individualised plans that support the service user to participate in a range of meaningful leisure and educational activities, based on identified goals.
  • Ensure that service users are supported to maintain their health in a proactive manner.
  • Ensure that all support plans are developed, used effectively and reviewed regularly to meet agreed outcomes for service users.
  • Ensure that all records are maintained accurately.
  • Develop person centred working relationships with service users in a professional manner.
  • Ensure that identified resources which may support the development and / or personal interests of the service user are obtained.
  • Adhere to company and local authority safeguarding policies and procedures to protect vulnerable service users.
  • Implement and ensure adherence to company policies and procedures.
  • Take part in service user reviews, both in person and in the development of written reports.
  • Provide effective and proactive line management of support workers.
  • Undertake Manager On Call duties on a rotating basis, ensuring that from 5pm Friday to 6am Monday, they are available to provide telephone guidance and advice where required, and attending any Aspire service should there be an operational requirement to do so.

Quality:

The Registered Manager will:

  • Be aware and committed to key outcomes required for the service.
  • Attend any meetings that contribute to quality development.
  • Ensure that internal and external monitoring visits are prepared for and responded to in a timely and proactive manner.
  • Make sure that recommendations from internal and external monitoring visits are recorded, acted upon with improvements clearly evidence.
  • Ensure that reports required by senior management are completed as required in a timely and efficient manner.

Staffing:

The Registered Manager must:

  • Ensure that all staff receive formal supervision on a regular basis.
  • Organise and participate in team meetings.
  • Authorise, monitor and record all staff annual leave and sickness.
  • Forward plan staff rota’s to provide adequate staffing levels.
  • Delegate effectively and fairly, taking into account the skills and abilities of individual service users.
  • Ensure that staff attend scheduled training and transfer such training to their day to day role.
  • Participate in recruitment with support from HR.
  • Take part in any investigations, grievances, complaint or disciplinary actions in conjunction with HR.
  • Manage staff annual leave and absence promptly and efficiently.

Finance:

The Registered Manager must:

  • Work within the allocated budget, maintaining and recording all financial information, including service user’s monies as well as the service budget.
  • Make sure that any discrepancies are reported without delay.
  • Liaise with senior management to ensure resources at Station / Burton Road are maintained and acquired as required.
  • Ensure that every service user receives the welfare benefits to which they are entitled.
  • Support every service user to manage their finances independently, implementing support plans where necessary for those individuals who may require support.
  • Safeguard service users from financial abuse, ensuring that regular auditing of service user personal monies takes place.

Health and Safety:

The Registered Manager will:

  • Make sure that the building is safe, secure and maintained to an acceptable standard and is comfortable and fit for purpose.
  • Carry out all health and safety checks including Fire Safety, Health and Safety and Risk Managements Plans.
  • Report any matters of concern without delay.
  • Liaise with the managing directors regarding any necessary repairs in a timely manner.

Working with others:

The Registered Manager will:

  • Work with others to creatively develop new opportunities for service users.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and teams in order to provide an efficient, positive outcome focussed service that reflects person centred principles.
  • Build and maintain relationships with people who have involvement with the service user to ensure a cohesive approach is at the heart of service delivery.
  • Engage with and contribute positively to local groups to maximise opportunities for service users to be part of their local community.
  • Attend and report on local provider forums as required.
  • Ensure that all feedback, whether positive or negative is encouraged, recorded, reported and acted upon to make improvements to benefit service users.
  • To be full involved with the marketing of the service to increase occupancy levels.
  • Aspire in the Community reserves the right to alter the content of this job description after consultation to reflect changes to the job or services provided without altering the general character or level of responsibility.

The duties described in this job description must be carried out in a manner which provides equality of opportunity, dignity and respect for all employees and service users and is consistent with the Company’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

Essential Experience

  • Knowledge of theories and practice relating to people with Autism, learning disabilities and / or mental health needs.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance relating to people with Autism, learning disabilities and / or mental health needs.

·        Knowledge of the process of assessment and care management.

·        Knowledge of the Essential Standards of Quality and Safety.

·        Considerable experience of supporting people with Autism, a learning disability and / or mental health needs.

·        Experience of managing a staff team

·        An awareness of Health and Safety legislation.

·        An awareness of safeguarding and protection issues for people who have learning disabilities and / or mental health needs.

·        An understanding of behaviours which challenge and behaviour modification strategies.

·        An awareness of communication and sensory needs.

Essential Qualifications:

·        NVQ Level 5 in Care Management or equivalent.

·        Evidence of sound literacy and numeracy skills

Skills & Abilities:

·        The ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

·        Good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of people.

·        The ability to work as part of a team.

·        The ability to take responsibility for managing a workload in consultation with their line manager.

·        The ability to organise his / her workload effectively.

·        The ability to develop comprehensive support plans and risk assessments

·        The ability to manage staff, including the provision of effective, regular formal supervision.

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