Extra Care Registered Manager-Bedford,Bedfordshire
We are currently recruiting for a Registered Manager for an extra care service based within the Bedford area of Bedfordshire caring for the elderly.
You will be the Manager of three different services which includes the following;
- A 28 flat service designed to support people over the age of 55
- A 27 flat service over two floors, based in the local community
- A 33 flat service
Each site has an established care team providing compassionate support to people under the guidance of an onsite Team Leader at each service. The services are registered with the CQC as delivering personal care and have appropriate systems and processes in place to ensure that a quality service is delivered consistently.
You will have the values and commitment to lead the staff team to provide the highest standards of customer care and person-centred service delivery and to promote independence, choice and wellbeing. The role will involve the operational management of the services and the direct supervision of three Team Leaders. You will ensure that the services meet the care standards and expectations of the local authority commissioners.
You will be expected to work effectively with families and other agencies and to maintain a positive and trusting relationship with the on-site Housing Scheme Managers. You will need skills in contract and relationship management. You will undertake quality assurance checks at both services to ensure compliance with essential standards of care. These are busy services and therefore you will need to be hard working, accountable and have strong organisational skills.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in partnership with other agencies to provide a holistic and joined up approach for meeting the needs of older adults. You will respond to referrals, undertake assessments and take part in allocation processes. You will ensure that each person moving in to the service has a personalised care plan which ensures that their needs and preferences are met.
For the ideal candidate you will have relevant skills, knowledge and at least three years experience gained in the care and support of older people in settings such as extra care, home care or residential care. You will have previous experience of staff supervision and management. You will be expected to bring a warm, caring and person-centred approach to your work and to be able to work collaboratively with our service users and their families. You will demonstrate a commitment to re-ablement principles and to promoting dignity and independence.
You will be a driver, hold a relevant professional qualification (e.g. Diploma in Social Work, RMN/RGN, NVQ 4/5) and have knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
* Services for older people/people with dementia/memory loss
* Residential day or community services for older people
* Extra care or home care services for older people
* Prevention and re-enablement services for older people
For a full time and permanent role, you will be offered a salary of £28,487 - £32,671 and other benefits which will be discussed during interview.
To apply, please call Zoe Gunn on 01604 631797 or email with your up to date CV and cover letter.