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Supported Living Manager

Your Life Care solutions Ltd
Colchester, UK
Closing date
10 Dec 2020

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Your Life Care Solutions LTD provide supported living services for adults with learning difficulties, epilepsy, autistic spectrum disorder and additional needs. The company specialises in the transition and placement of young adults leaving school or their family home into Supported Living accommodation and supporting them to develop as independently as possible. This is achieved by building a total communication environment, intensive staff support, routine and structure. The company is registered with the Care Quality Commission and complies with all current legislation.

Our Core Values
  • Commitment to Promoting Independence and Self Esteem
  • Providing Quality Person-Centred Care
  • Respecting & Promoting our Service Users own Choices, Values and Preferences

The Role:
  • To oversee, organise and coordinate all aspects of a dedicated home, whilst providing a safe and quality service to the Service Users in line with Company policies and procedures and remembering our Core Values at all times.
  • Responsible for the safety, well being and for providing quality person centred care for the Service Users ensuring promotion of their independence and choices as well as the care provided by support staff and their development in line with CQC's 5 Key Lines of enquiry.
  • Organising and managing a well balanced rota that meets the needs of the service users and company training requirements at all times, ensuring daily routines and all activities can be fulfilled as per each Care Plan.
  • Effective Medication Management - to handle and oversee medication in the safest manner possible.
  • Responsible for the safe keeping, monitoring and management of service users monies.
  • Fully supervise and support all staff in the designated home, with a focus on developing positive attitudes and engagement.
  • Undertake general tasks which contribute to the smooth running of the home and support the needs of the business and service users.
  • Encourage an open and honest culture within the home; support members of the team to make decisions and contribute to the positive changes within the service.
  • Assist the Registered Manager with referrals, including assessments, liaising with current care team, family member, devising initial personalised care plans and risk assessments.
  • Take responsibility for understanding and complying with statutory and legal requirements including (but not exclusively) all aspects of the Health and Social Care Act, Health & Safety, COSHH, Mental Capacity Act and DOLS . Highlighting any issues or concerns immediately to the Registered Manager.
  • Undertake further training and personal development as required.
  • Liaise with all departments, services, colleagues, professional bodies and service user families in order to consistently complete all duties and tasks to the high standard required by this position, through either meetings, reports or other appropriate means relative to requirements in line with the Company Policies, Procedures and Practises.

The Person:
  • Minimum of 3 years experience of working with adults with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Home Manager or a similar role.
  • Minimum of NVQ 4 or equivalent in Health & Social Care or be working towards it.
  • Medication trained with a minimum of 1 years experience, including reordering, auditing and management of medication.
  • Good working knowledge & understanding of: Care Act 2014, CQC key lines of enquiry, Mental Capacity, SOVA, Autism, Medications, Positive Leadership, Meaning of and importance of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Trained in carrying out supervisions, observations and appraisals.
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal; clear communication via the telephone, face to face and through appropriate written media is essential.
  • Can demonstrate competencies in staff leadership.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to use own initiative and work independently; takes responsibility for own work
  • Uses judgement to know when to ask for help and guidance
  • Has a proactive and methodical approach to work.
  • Can operate within the boundaries of confidentiality.
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults.
  • Excellent organisational skills and Rota management.
  • Excellent Time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Records information accurately; good attention to detail.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent Medication management.
  • Demonstrates ability and willingness to learn and develop new skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Key Details:
  • Excellent working environment
  • £24,000 - £28,000pa DOE
  • Core hours are 40 hours per week, worked flexibly over 5 days out of the 7 (Monday -Sunday) and a minimum of 6 hours per day.
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Bonus scheme
  • Paid training with a range of courses
  • DBS costs covered
  • Based Colchester, Essex
  • Free on-site parking
  • Full time, permanent contract
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