Deputy Project Manager
Deputy Project Manager (Ref: PBDM-1117) - for a brand new Positive Behaviour Support Service
Our client is a friendly, local and thriving charity with an excellent reputation for providing high quality services to children and adults with learning disabilities and their families in North London.
They have an exciting opportunity for a motivated person who is committed to delivering high quality services, to assist with the management of a brand new bespoke supported living project for a young man with autism, mild learning disabilities and complex behaviours, moving to his own home for the first time in Barnet, North London.
The role will include assisting the Project Manager in coordinating and providing excellent and consistent person centred care and support for the tenant in all areas of day-to-day living, enabling him to live independently, develop new interests and attend exciting activities. As a Deputy Manager, half of your working hours will also consist of offering direct support to the service user.
You will support the Project Manager in overseeing the development and implementation of care plans, positive behaviour support plans and risk assessments, designed to provide meaningful choice and a range of activities and support. You will be responsible for encouraging a culture based on respect, dignity and consistent support, assisting with the supervision and clear management of a team of Support Workers, as well as ensuring that the service meets legislative and organisational standards. Helping lead a team to maintain guidelines, positive communication and proactively respond to risk behaviours will be essential.
The right candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record in motivating, managing and developing staff, alongside a clear understanding of leadership responsibilities. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are key, with an ability to respond cheerfully and keep a calm and low tone of voice in any emergency or adverse situations. Experience of supporting people with autism, behaviours that challenge and mental health needs is also crucial to this role.
The successful candidate will be committed to maintaining the quality and continuous improvement of the project, through dialogue with the service user, his family and advocates.
They are looking for someone with a positive attitude and the ability to manage a varied workload, a willingness to learn and develop new skills, and work positively as part of a team.
A full clean EU driving licence is essential for this role.
How to apply:
Please apply online for this Deputy Project Manager role with your CV and covering letter. When applying please complete the additional questions page that you will be redirected to, this will improve your chances of being successful.
There is currently no fixed closing date, as applications will be filed and shortlisted according to demand.
They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and they are looking to recruit people who share these values. All their offers of employment are therefore subject to an enhanced DBS check, proof of eligibility to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.
They are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications form all sections of the community.
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week, including occasional evenings, weekends, bank holidays, waking nights and sleep-ins
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