We have a fantastic opportunity for a proactive individual to join us as a Deputy Manager at our care home in London.
You will be alongside our Registered Manager while setting up a bespoke support team
As Deputy Manager, you will assist the Registered Manager in all aspects of the day-to-day running of the home, this includes ensuring that the needs of the service users are met, managing the staff team, monitoring the quality of care and support, ensuring high standards of professional practice, whilst achieving compliance with external regulatory standards.
Reporting to the Registered Manager, the post holder will work to ensure that specialist and quality care and support for service users is maintained through assisting in the planning, implementation, supervision and evaluation of service user care and support. The Deputy Manager will also be required to ensure that policies, procedures, systems and workplace practices are fully implemented and consistently applied.
You will be passionate about motivating and empowering your team and encouraging their development. You will also be an inspiring role model, leading by example, imparting knowledge, championing best practice and promoting new thinking, enabling the team to help the people we support to make choices and decisions, live each day to the fullest and develop life skills along the way.
Forest Haven is a 5-bed residential care home in Essex supporting adults with learning disabilties, autism and challenging behaviour to live a happy and active lifestyle.
We are looking for a highly motivated team member who will either have or be working towards NVQ/Diploma in Health and Social Care level 3/5. Experience of working with individuals with communication difficulties is desirable. A sound working knowledge and understanding of CQC Regulations and Standards, the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Standards is also desirable.
Creating an environment where people feel safe, we work with each individual to build their confidence and skills, empowering them to lead a rich and fulfilling life as independently as possible.
The successful candidate will need to show a high level of commitment and flexibility in the role and be able to work closely with the Registered Manager and staff team to ensure the very best outcomes are achieved for the individuals residing at Forest Haven.
In this role you will be expected to:
· Demonstrate written communication skills, sufficient to contribute to a record keeping system.
· Be able to demonstrate a warm, person centred and affirmative approach to the individuals we support.
· Be able to remain compassionate, and professional during challenging times.
· Be willing to work alongside clinical professionals
· , and to be open to new ideas and ways of working.
· Lead and delegate appropriately when on shifts.
· Complete regular staff supervisions.
· Be a positive role model in all aspects of our daily work life
· Assist an individual when in crisis to manage their behaviours
In regards to benefits, at Salutem, any day can be a payday. That’s right, you can withdraw up to 30% of your wages via Wagestream, so if you need some cash, we’ve got you covered.
As a keyworker in the Care sector, you’ll hold a valued role in society. You’ll qualify for discounts with a Blue Light card and we’re signed up to Perkbox which offers over 200 exclusive perks and discounts. If you qualify for a pension scheme and choose to opt in, we’ll support you to pay into this.
Inductions and training are a priority, and we’re committed to supporting you to find your feet when you join us. We’ll pay for any training you need to do your job. We also have an internal staff communications app, Blink, where everyone has a voice and can lean on each other for daily support, and celebrate success too.
For a more confidential chat you can access the Employee Support Helpline, to support you with any issues including financial advice, health and well-being and more.
We have a massive duty of care towards those we support who are often the most vulnerable in society, which is why our staff are encouraged to keep up to date with vaccines and focus on self-care too.
You can find out more about us on our recruitment site. There’s information about the team, our benefits, training and importantly what makes us ‘HumanKind’. If you like the look of us, register your interest for a role. You never know, you might find a job to love, just around the corner!