Deputy Manager - Residential LD Service

Location
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
Salary
£22984 - £25584 per annum
Posted
29 Nov 2016
Closes
27 Dec 2016
Ref
00061992
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This residential LD service is looking to recruit a Deputy Manager.

As Deputy Manager, you will be accountable to the Residential Service Manager and your role will be to support the Manager in the management of the service; in order to provide a safe, homely, stimulating and developmental environment for service users, visitors and staff.

Key Responsibilities

- To maintain quality standards.
- To continuously review own performance and development needs to assist growth and development.
- To ensure a safe working environment for self and colleagues.
- To ensure compliance with internal and external standards and codes of conduct
- To proactively deliver a high quality/person centred service provision that meets the needs of the service users.
- To assist the Service Manager in the implementation, development and delivery of the service.
- To work collaboratively to develop the service.
- To help service users achieve their potential.
- To ensure all services are delivered in accordance with recognised standards.
- To be able to drive service vehicle; therefore hold a full UK driving license.

Person Specification - (Essential only)

- Proven verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor the message to the audience
- Collaborative team working skills
- Experience in supervising a small team where appropriate to the role
- Adaptable and able to work in a challenging and changeable environment

Additional Service Performance & Service user Sector Specific Requirements - (Essential only)

- Proven track record of working within the Learning Disability sector.
- Demonstrable education and/or training in the Learning Disability sector.
- Working knowledge and understanding of issues relating to learning Disabilities and a commitment to working in a person centred way.
- Working knowledge and understanding of current legislation, such as Valuing People and Person Centred Approaches.
- Awareness and understanding of the Protection of Vulnerable Adults/Safeguarding Adults from Abuse guidelines.
- Working knowledge and understanding of de-escalation techniques.
- Able to deliver a range of services/treatments/interventions in a person centred, non-judgemental manner.
- Able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity when developing support packages.
- Experience in managing a caseload of service users with complex needs.
- Proven track record in managing incidents of verbal and violent aggression.
- Vocational qualification e.g. NVQ 3 or equivalent or willingness to work towards.
- Able to demonstrate a good knowledge and value base in a relevant service specialism.

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