Dual-Site Care Service Manager – Basildon, Essex
We are looking for a proactive and forward thinking Dual-site Service Manager to join our friendly Ashview and Glenroyd Road services based in Basildon, Essex – both of which have been rated Good by CQC.
You will manage both services, which are very different, supporting 13 individuals in total aged between 19 – 70 years of age, along with some respite placements. The Service Users have learning disabilities, physical disabilities and some mental health issues.
The successful candidate will be lucky enough to inherit good, strong staffing teams, to include confident and dedicated Deputy Managers in both sites.
Service Users are very different from site to site, but all enjoy being out and about; visiting the theatre, the beach, going bowling, clubbing, boccia and for one particular site…..shopping!
Both services have good transport links. The services are approximately 15 minutes drive from each other.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead and direct the day-to-day operational management of the home, ensuring that available resources are used effectively to enable the provision of a good quality service.
Ensure that all staff working within the home receive regular supervision, in accordance with CareTech’s Policy.
Work closely with the Service Development Team, participating in the selection and compatibility of potential new residents, their assessment, and transition into the home if appropriate.
Ensure that all service users have a dynamic support plan, which involves the person as far as is possible, takes account that person’s needs and aspirations, and is reviewed regularly.
Hold responsibility for ensuring that the home operates in accordance with all statutory requirements, using the National Minimum Standards as a benchmark for good practice.
Ensure that the home offers a safe environment geared to creating opportunities for the personal development of service users, taking into account practical, physical and emotional needs.
Take a lead role for risk analysis within the home, ensuring that appropriate assessments take place, and plans put in place to minimise risk where necessary.
Ensure that all steps are taken to maintain the health of people living within the home. Play a supporting role to Senior Managers regarding the Contract Monitoring process, providing reports and management information on the conduct of the home where this is necessary.
Liaise with external Agencies as appropriate, and ensure that contact between the staff team and those Agencies is conducted in a professional manner.
Work with the Personnel Department in supporting the recruitment and selection of staff, and assist the Area Manager in the formulation of staffing strategies, Policies and Procedures, and other pieces of managerial work as required.
Participate, as required, in the formulation of budgets and to monitor expenditure in specific budget headings as required.
Ensure that proper record and administrative systems are in place within the home, as required by CareTech Policy & Procedures, and Statutory Authorities.
Be accountable for the management of the Home’s petty cash float and any monies/valuables belonging to service users kept within the home.
Participate in the Area’s on-call management system as required.
Ensure that the home is run in accordance with good Health & Safety practice and legal requirements.
Ensure that maintenance and equipment renewal needs are communicated to the relevant person, obtaining costings/quotes where appropriate, and then ordering items/services once authorised.
Ensure that good communication networks are maintained within the home, upwards within CareTech’s management structure, and sideways to relevant others.
Support the Company’s Disciplinary & Grievance processes, as required, including involvement in Investigations, and the Chairing of Disciplinary Hearings if need be.
Ensure that all staff within the Home are aware of, and adhere to, CareTech’s Policy & Procedures, and to have involvement in the review and revision of these, and other Company documents when required.
Undertake any other managerial tasks as required, in accordance with the seniority and level of responsibility inherent in this position.
The Successful Candidate for the role will have:
The ability to keep calm under pressure
Confidence to work alone and as part of a team
Excellent communication skills
The passion to work with vulnerable Adults
The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding
We offer Permanent contracts 37.5 hrs per week
Career progression path within the company
Competitive rates of pay
Employee Assistance Helpline
Flexible Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme
DBS check paid by Caretech prior to starting with us
Caretech Community Services established in 1993 has 250 services with continuous growth with new developments/services.
CareTech Community Services is a national provider of support for people with complex and challenging behaviours associated with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illness and neurological conditions. We support people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and also in residential care.
We are committed to providing the highest levels of care to our residents
To enable us to do this we need caring and dedicated professionals to deliver first class care.
All applicants will be subject to satisfactory references and all employees are checked against the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
CareTech Community Services are proud to advise that they are a Disability Confident Leader.
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