Bolton, Greater Manchester
£22491 - £26003 per annum
Job description
Deputy Manager - Eating Disorders

Are you a Deputy Manager who understands the challenges young people face in day to day life? Do you have previous supervisory experience? Do you like the idea of working for a business who offer therapeutic and non-restraint support to young people?

Our client provides residential services for young people aged 16-25 years old who have been discharged from psychiatric inpatient stays or may have experienced previous admissions and/or placement breakdowns. The young people they care for often require a high level of support and dynamic approach to risk management in order to support problems they may have with self-harming, behaviour and emotional regulation. Our client's aim is to support the young people using a therapeutic, least restrictive approach to live in a non-secure community setting and to achieve their individual goals in preparation for transition to adult life.

They are excited to announce the opening of their new Residential Service based in Lostock, Bolton, where they are looking for a kind, caring and empathetic Deputy Manager to join their professional 5-bed service, assisting in the management of staff within the service.

Your role will involve supporting the Registered Manager in ensuring the smooth running of the residential home, providing support to Young People with complex and challenging eating disorders, where you will work towards keeping them safe and progressing with their recovery, whilst maintaining appropriate boundaries and at times supporting severely underweight patients. You will play a key part in developing this new service and will have the opportunity to utilise and develop your skills to make this an outstanding service.

You will be required to work Monday - Friday over a 37.5 hour working week. Flexibility will be required to support occasionally with evening, sleep ins and weekends shifts.

Company Benefits:

- Competitive salary (£22,491 - £26,003, dependant on experience & qualifications)
- £100 bonus after completing 6-month probation
- 22 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (Rising to 27 days holiday plus bank holidays with service)
- Excellent Learning and Development opportunities (NVQ Level 3 in Adult Health & Social Care)
- Enhanced company pension
- Life Assurance (2 x annual salary)
- Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
- Paid Induction (Running over 3 days)
- Free on-site parking
- Paid Enhanced DBS check
- Access to our 24-hour Wellbeing Support Portal/ Employee Assistance Programme
- Online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
- The opportunity for internal promotions & progression
- Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral)
- Regular social events and recognition schemes (‘Employee of the year awards’, Summer & Christmas parties)

Your role as Deputy Manager

- To facilitate the young people in achieving and retaining as much independent control over their lives as appropriate working alongside the mental health recovery star.
- To develop therapeutic relationships with the young people experiencing eating disorders and work closely with their families and carers communicating effectively to provide ongoing engagement
- Follow the young person’s individual care plans, to administer medication to the young people as prescribed, accurately maintaining appropriate records. Responsible for ordering, checking in stock control of the young persons prescribed medication and maintaining systems to ensure effective stock management of all products.
- To complete observations of mealtime’s either on a 1:1 basis with young people or to observe and monitor the dietary intake at key times throughout the day when support staff are supporting directly.
- To co-operate with other team members to ensure the service meets any therapeutic needs of the young people, which are conducive to recovery.
- To be actively involved in the admission, assessment, implementation and discharge of young people and their care.
- Ensure the staff team adhere to high levels of hygiene and infection control systems are maintained
- To work with Registered Manager to ensure effective staff inductions and probationary reviews take place. To carry out supervisions, appraisals, assessments and team meetings when required, ensuring the home is a friendly, supportive and caring environment.
- Once trained to provide and carry out clinical duties necessary to meet the young people’s health needs on a daily basis, such as observations. Ensure that young people are receiving advice, care, and regular health checks to ensure their physical and mental wellbeing. Promote nutrition, relaxation, exercise, and healthy lifestyles.
- To work with People Services in relation to employee relations concerns and when conducting any fact finds, formal investigations ensuring reports are presented to a high standard.
- To support the Registered Manager in managing work leave requests, annual leave allowances and absence management ensuring review meetings are conducted when staff meet the prescribed triggers.
- To be an active and encouraging Manager, establish and maintain effective communication and good relationships with the young people, relatives, employees in the home and with other externally such as professionals in the caring environment, outside supplies, agencies.
- To support the Registered Manager with effective quality assurance accounts and delegate and act upon actions plans as required

Requirements of Deputy Manager

- Full UK Driving Licence & access to a vehicle for work purposes
- Experience of working within residential services
- Previous experience of working with service users who have eating disorders
- Minimum of 12 months supervisory management experience
- NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent
- Willingness to work towards Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management
- A good understanding of Nutrition
- Experience of working with Quality Care Commission (CQC) or Ofsted registered services
- Ability to lead and manage a staff team to achieve highest possible standards for the service, staff, and young people

If you are interested in joining an enthusiastic, motivated business who thrive in developing and rebuilding young people and young adults with complex difficulties then please apply today.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s and that the application must be completed in full.

To support their commitment as a COVID-19 Secure employer, all interviews will be held over video platform.

Our client operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

They are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.

Our client reserves the right to close the advert early, should a suitable candidate be appointed.

Ref: 98582
Posted on: 22 April 2021
Closed date: 07 May 2021
Job ref: 98582
Tags: Management