Scheme Manager (Complex Mental Health)

Waltham Forest
11 Mar 2018
14 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy: Scheme Manager (Complex Mental Health)

Vacancy Type: Fixed Term (up to 12 months)

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week

Salary: £27,092 - £30,188 per annum

Location: Waltham Forest, London

We are currently seeking an experienced Scheme Manager to provide cover whilst the permanent incumbent of the position is on maternity leave.

You will be operationally responsible for the management of four supported living complex mental health schemes. You will be managing a team of staff to provide person centred care and support that enables service users to be as independent and self-determining as possible. You will also be responsible for managing the financial and administrative procedures of the scheme and ensuring a high standard of care and support is maintained at all times in accordance with contractual specifications.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience managing supported living schemes with a background in mental health and a knowledge of practice issues relating to the client group
  • Excellent leadership skills with demonstrated experience of motivating, managing and developing staff
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build relationships and work in partnership with relevant stakeholders
  • A flexible and positive approach to work with excellent organisational skills
  • Diploma Level 5 qualification in Health and Social Care and relevant management qualification
  • Sound understanding of the care standards and safeguarding procedures.

More about our Waltham Forest Mental Health Schemes:

Our supported living schemes offer accommodation with support, usually from 9am-5pm 7 days a week including bank holidays. They are generally for people needing a medium to high level of support who can live safely without supervision for longer periods of time. As our schemes are staffed according to the resident's needs, some of our schemes have staff on site until 8pm and there may be times when night staff are required depending on a client's needs. Our schemes also offer an On Call service from 5pm - 9am.

Accommodation is offered for up to 18 months to 2 years, helping adults with high mental health support needs to build the skills to move on independently. The schemes have between five and seven flats, some self-contained, with communal facilities including a kitchen, lounge, laundry, conservatory and garden.

Moyers Lodge (Leyton) - Seven studio flats with a communal kitchen, lounge, laundry room and spacious garden.

Greg Close (Leyton) - Six studio flats with a communal kitchen, lounge, laundry, conservatory and garden.

Scott Court (Leyton) - Five self-contained flats each with their own lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

Drayton Lodge (Walthamstow) - Seven self-contained flats each with their own lounge, kitchen and bathroom, with access to a spacious garden.

At L&Q Living we love to develop our people. To us our people are key and we love to see them progress and grow in our company. As such we provide continued support and training as well as a number of in house and external training courses to help you within your role.

In addition to this we offer the following 'core' benefits:

  • 24 days annual leave pro rata
  • Excellent Pension and life assurance scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket loan
  • Advantage Discount Scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing scheme
  • Excellent training and development function

Apply Now: to apply please click on the apply button below and complete an online application.

Closing Date: 18th March 2018

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

L&Q is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks (Including DBS Check) as well as providing proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Equality & Diversity Statement

L&Q is a diverse organisation that represents differences in race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, background or personal circumstances - we welcome all applicants. We want everyone to feel valued and included at L&Q and to be able to achieve their full potential. L&Q is opposed to any form of unlawful discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

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