We are recruiting for a person centred, passionate and motivated Project Manager to lead our new supported living service in Salford.
You will be responsible for leading the delivery of care and support to adults with learning disabilities and some health care needs to enable then lead fulfilling, happy and rewarding lives within a high quality community based setting.
You will work closely with families and other professionals and will have the ability to supervise and mentor a staff team. You will help to deliver consistent, person centred services which meet the needs and preferences of individuals.
You will have previous experience, knowledge and a good understanding of working with people with learning disabilities and complex needs. You must be skilled in assessment and support planning, using a variety of methods such as, communication pathways & positive behaviour support strategies. You will manage and deploy staff effectively to meet the needs of service users, you will have excellent communication skills both verbal and written and also be IT literate. You must have a hands on approach and be able to role model and mentor staff. A relevant social care qualification is essential (RNLD, Social Worker, Level 5 Diploma).
Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
Supervision, coaching, performance management and support of staff
Ensuring all tenants have a designated Key Worker and staff team appropriate in number to meet their assessed need
Ensuring there are clear goals and expected outcomes for each tenant with a defined pathway towards greater independence
Co-ordinating a programme of regular person-centred outcome focussed reviews which put each person’s views and unique journey at the heart of planning and decision making
An ability to instill and maintain a culture of continuous improvement for the service, through dialogue with tenants, their families, advocates and staff
Working closely with families, local multi-disciplinary teams and community based agencies to provide holistic, wrap around support
Maintaining high standards of environmental safety/quality and ensuring a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere
Facilitate service user engagement, involvement and peer support
Ensure that there are robust methods of quality monitoring
Oversee health plans as appropriate to each tenant so as to monitor and respond to physical and emotional well-being
Provide key performance indicators, identifying and planning actions required.
You will provide excellent customer care and proactively communicate with stakeholders in respect of risk management and the care and welfare of the people we support. You will have a strong ethical duty of care and a commitment to safeguarding vulnerable individuals.
You should relish a challenge and be able to actively think outside the box, when it comes to the management of this service.
Applicants will be able to demonstrate warmth, compassion and unconditional positive regard for the people we support and will be able to develop trusting relationships based on empathy and respect. You will have the skills and personal qualities to be able to engage people in meaningful planning and therapeutic activities. You will be expected to work collaboratively and professionally with the people we support, their families and professionals/multi agencies.
You will be hard working, resilient and reflective with the ability to accept supervision and be accountable for your own practice. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential along with the practical skills required to plan and organise care and support delivery. You will be required to be flexible to the needs of the service.
You will ideally have at least 2 years practitioner experience with some experience of supervising/managing staff and resources and hold or be working towards a relevant health or social care qualification (Degree or NVQ Level 4/5). You must be well organised, professional and credible with colleagues from the multi-disciplinary team. You will be able to demonstrate leadership ability and management competencies. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential as is the ability to organise your own time effectively and manage professional relationships. A commitment to your own continuous professional development is essential. In return we will support you to access training and to keep abreast of current thinking and evidence-based practice I the field of learning disability.
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