Deputy Manager

Milton Keynes
£23000.00 to £24000.00 per year
15 Nov 2016
13 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

New opportunity not to be missed! ABI Support Services has an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Manager to join the team based in Milton Keynes. Joining us on a full time permament basis, you will receive a salary of £23,000 - £24,000 per annum.

We are a well established, expanding organisation that provides care and support to people with learning difficulties who may present with behaviour described as challenging.

As our Deputy Manager, you will assist the manager in leading and managing the service or part of the service through:

- Leading good practice in service user support

- Service planning and implementation

- Development and implementation of person centred plans

- Implementation of active support

Key responsibilities of the Deputy Manager:

- To assist the Manager in leading good practice and developing excellence in service user support and to assist the Manager in implementing Active Support within the service base

- To assist the manager to be an example to the staff team in line the cleanliness of the property within health and safety regulations

- To assist in the completion, implementation and review of person centred support plans that enable people to achieve their goals, and provides guidance and instruction for staff in how to support each individual

- To be fully responsible for the efficient operation of a part of the service based upon company values and standards and to take overall responsibility for the quality of life of the service users

- To lead the practical development of the staff team in respect of excellent professional practice

- To support service users to develop relationships in their community and to represent the service externally on behalf of the company

- To maintain financial and administrative records for the service and to provide information and reports on operational matters as required

- To assist the Manager in managing the service budget efficiently

- To assist the Manager in the recruitment and development of the staff team, staff consultation processes, to be responsible for the deployment of the staff team through agreed rotas and staffing plans and to directly line manage Support Workers and administrative staff as necessary

- To assist the Manager in drawing up, implementing and reviewing risk assessments for service users and staff to ensure their health, safety and welfare is paramount at all times

- To participate in On Call for the project

- To assist in the supervision and appraisal of all staff

- To deputise for the manager in their absence

- To carry out any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the post

Skills, knowledge and experience required by the Deputy Manager

- Recognised qualification (NVQ 3 or above) or willing to work towards

- Minimum of 3 years experience working with people with learning difficulties (1 year in supervisory)

- GCSE standard of education

- Experience of Person Centred Planning, Supported Living, “Valuing People” and challenging  behaviour

- Experience of management training

- Awareness of registration requirements

- Knowledge of relevant legislation e.g. Health and Safety at Work Act

- Experience of supervising staff, and undertaking supervisions and appraisals

- Good understanding of Person Centred Planning

- Understanding of equal opportunities and anti discriminatory practice

- Knowledge of NVQ/LDAF

If you feel you have the skills and knowledge to become our Deputy Manager, please click apply now.