Project Manager (Supported Living)
Location: North London
Salary: £24,905.66 per annum
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (including days, evenings, occasional waking nights and some weekends)
About the Company:
Are you organised, driven and eager to contribute to the development of high-quality services for people with learning disabilities? Look no further!
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, motivated and adaptable manager to assist with the management of two small supported living projects supporting adults with learning disabilities.
Project Manager Responsibilities:
* Responsible for coordinating and providing support for service users in 2 small supported living services, enabling them to take responsibility for the running of their home and to promote their development in living independently in the community.
* Providing leadership and direction to the support team, developing and maintaining quality standards and person-centred ethos in line with the principles and philosophy of Centre 404's Housing Service
* Undertaking direct support duties as and when needed to service users, acting as a role model and ensuring continuity of service standards.
* Ensuring expenditure remains within the budget and looking for efficiencies where possible.
* Acting as the lead on liaison with others inside and outside Centre 404 who have links with the service users.
* Contributing to the development of the Housing Service as a whole.
* Expand the service and take on additional service users.
Project Manager Requirements:
* Understanding of what makes a quality support service for people with learning disabilities, including Social Role Valorisation
* Knowledge and awareness of legislation (CQC, DoLs), current and forthcoming issues relating to services for people with learning disabilities
* Understanding of Data Protection and ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately
* Experience of staff management and of providing support and supervision
* Substantial experience of working with people with learning disabilities, including people with high and complex needs and additional physical disabilities
* Experience of enabling people to access the community and maximise their independence
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent administrative skills
* Good numeracy skills and ability to manage a budget
* IT proficient, with the ability to use a range of computer software (i.e. Office and others)
* Ability to adapt and respond positively to a dynamic work environment and manage change effectively
* Ability to organise own and others' workloads effectively and to delegate tasks
* Understanding of and commitment to concepts of inclusion and diversity, equal opportunities and ability to handle sensitive information appropriately
* Able to travel to a variety of locations
* Able to offer physical support to tenants in a dignified and respectful way
Project Manager Benefits:
* Annual Leave entitlement to increase with length of service -after 12 months' continuous employment, increase to 24 days pro rata, 25 days after 2 years
* We contribute 3% towards your pension through the People's Pension
* We offer a token of gratitude for longstanding staff. Whether it is 5, 10 and 15 years of service, we really appreciate it!
* In-house training tailored to your role, as well as opportunities for external training courses.
* Opportunities to develop your career with a strong internal promotional culture and grow with us!
* Regular opportunities to offer feedback, make your voice heard, and to contribute to organisational actions and objectives.
* After 3 years working with us, opportunity to take up to 6 months sabbatical leave.
* Empower people with learning disabilities and Autism to live fulfilled lives and reach their goals - make a real, lasting difference
* And many more!
If you think that you are suitable for this Project Manager role, please apply now!
Centre 404 is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.