Deputy Care Home Manager

Location
Sutton, Surrey, England
Salary
£18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted
26 Nov 2016
Closes
24 Dec 2016
Ref
00061841
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A Deputy Care Home Manager is required to provide management support for two residential care homes (5 and 4 beds) in close proximity in Sutton, which provide support for adults (aged 18 - 65) with mental health needs.

As a Deputy Care Home Manager you will be responsible for the daily care of service users and will deputise for the Registered Manager when absent.

Principal tasks

- To promote the values and principles of each care home and fully implement its policies, procedures and systems.
- Create and promote an ordinary living environment for service users, enabling them to develop the skills required for independent living.
- Play a key role in a team that encourages the service users to express their wishes and needs and make informed choices.
- Work closely and provide leadership and support of care home staff.
- Assist in the development of individual care plans, based on assessment of needs, in conjunction with the referring agent and multi-disciplinary team.
- Ensure that holistic care of each individual is reviewed on a regular basis.
- Foster good relations and lines of communication with families/circles of support, commissioners and other stakeholders/services/agencies involved in the care of service users.
- Stay abreast of developments and current trends, when caring for people with mental health needs.
- Assist the Registered Manager in the efficient management of budgets, marketing the home, recruitment, carrying out staff appraisals and staff rotas.
- Co-ordinate any temporary care staff, trainees or volunteers drawn into support the care home.
- Co-ordinate the administration of external events in conjunction with other members of staff and volunteers or external groups as required.
- Demonstrate a good understanding of legislation and maintain compliance.

Skills/Experience

- Previous experience of working with individuals with mental health needs.
- An awareness of the duties that come with managing a home.
- An awareness of the need for outward facing communication.
- An enthusiastic, self-starter with the ability to work in a small, dynamic environment.
- A confident personality with good organisational skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, as the ideal candidate will play a key role in a team that encourages the service users to express their wishes and needs and make informed choices.
- Minimum of Level 3 NVQ/QCF in Health & Social Care.
- A minimum of 2 years experience in a management/supervisory role or extensive experience as a Senior Care Support Worker within the past 5 years.
- Good IT Skills - Microsoft Office (word processing and spreadsheets) and use of the Internet.
- Current full UK driver's licence

Development:

- Leadership & Management training
- Care Ambassador opportunity

Salary: £20,000 per annum plus benefits

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