Creative Support is looking for a caring, dynamic and highly motivated person to help manage our high-quality, Learning Disability service in Romiley, Stockport. You will be working alongside the Registered Manager, Area Manager and Service Director maintain an overview of the service, lead a highly-motivated team of support workers and contribute to the further development of service. You must be an accomplished manager and have extensive experience and knowledge of working within the social care sector in support of people with learning disabilities and autism.
You will be responsible for the service provision in the following ways:
- Supporting the living services for people with a learning disability and people on the autistic spectrum, including people who have additional complex care and communication needs
- Supporting the staff team in order to provide a high-quality service which promotes opportunity, choice, health and wellbeing for the individuals who live there.
You will carry out the role demonstrating a person-centred approach with a warm, confident, professional manner. Experience of staff and service management is essential. We will expect you to have the vision, networking and organisational ability to deliver excellent outcomes for people under your care and to implement initiatives which connect service users to their local community and promote our reputation.
You must have skills in positive communication and engagement and will be able to demonstrate unconditional positive regard for the people we support. You must be able to write clear assessments, support plans and guidelines and work positively within a consistent, mutually supportive team ethos.
You must be able to lead a team with confidence and provide clear guidance, supervision and support to your team members. You will be able to communicate positively and professionally with the families of the people we support, their advocates and other agencies.
You will be based in the office at the service and will be expected to have regular direct contact with service users and attend person-centred reviews. You will be required to oversee staff deployment and rotas and to work in a flexible manner yourself, including working evenings and weekends.
This role offers unique and challenging opportunities bringing great job satisfaction and career development opportunities. We provide relevant training including accredited management training and health and social care diplomas through our own training academy. We may support you with advanced practitioner training opportunities in relevant areas. In addition to opportunities for personal and career development we offer good conditions of service and a supportive, hands-on management culture.
Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.
We expect all applicants to Creative Support to have had at least their first Covid 19 vaccination prior to starting employment with us and to be committed to having the second vaccination within a 3 month period.