Huddersfield, West Yorkshire (On-site)
Up to £28,770.62 (Depending on experience)
Job description
Deputy Manager - Young People

Deputy Manager, Young People
Fixby, Huddersfield
Up to £28,770.62 (Depending on experience)

Our client provides residential services for young people aged 16-25 years old. The young people they care for often require a high level of support to assist with difficulties they may have from self-harming, behaviour, and emotional difficulties. Their aim is to support the young people using a therapeutic approach to help them achieve their individual goals, in preparation for transition to adult life.

Our clients homes are always a hub of activity and energy where the young people can feel safe, and their staff enjoy coming to work. Your role will involve working alongside and being supported by a multi-disciplinary team including Nurses, Psychologists and Psychiatrists. You will support the Registered Manager, helping plan rotas for the staff, conducting monthly supervisions, and assisting the team with their learning and development ensuring all the relevant training and inductions are completed.

You will work with their young people to promote independence through support with education, household tasks and general life skills. You will also assist them with everyday life skills including shopping, building positive relationships, and going on holidays. They always encourage their young people and staff to bring their hobbies and knowledge into the home whether this be knitting, fitness, cooking or even singing so there is never a dull moment. Part of the role will be managing various levels of self-harm using a least restrictive approach, so you will require a high level of resilience and have a caring, compassionate nature. You will also update online care records and complete medication administration. In addition, you will be responsible for the general upkeep and tidiness of the home ensuring the young people live in homely environment.

You will work shifts over a 37.5 hour working week. The shift patterns are variable depending on the needs of the service with 2 days per week office based to support the management of the home. Care hour shifts consists of Earlie’s, Late’s and occasional sleep ins & nights when required with rota planning in advance, so flexibility is required.

The job is highly rewarding and excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Support Worker to develop their career or an existing Deputy manager who wishes to develop their skills further in mental health.

Company Benefits

- A £100 bonus after completing 6-month probation
- Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral)
- 30 days holiday (Rising to 35 days with service including bank holidays)
- Excellent Learning and Development opportunities (NVQ Level 3 in Adult Health & Social Care)
- Healthcare CashPlan with costs provided towards dental and optical care and a range of other healthcare treatments and benefits including discounted gym memberships, online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
- Paid Training & Induction
- Enhanced company pension
- Life Assurance (2 x annual salary)
- Free parking available and good direct transport links
- Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
- Paid Enhanced DBS check
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme/24-hour Counselling Service
- Regular social events and recognition schemes (Employee of the year awards, Summer & Christmas parties)

Essential requirements of a Deputy Manager

- Full UK Driving Licence & access to a vehicle for work purposes
- Previous experience working with young people with mental health needs
- A minimum of 12 months supervisory experience
- An understanding of CQC and/or Ofsted requirements
- Hold a Level 3 in Health and Social care or equivalent
- Flexibility to work a 7-day rota, completing early and late shift patterns alongside occasional sleep ins for which an additional payment is made.
- A compassionate personality, remaining calm, resilient, and understanding of the issues & challenges our young people face.

Fancy the challenge? Apply today!

Additional Information

- You will work in a COVID secure environment as all their staff are required to be fully vaccinated by 11th November 2021.
- Please note that they do not accept CV’s and the application must be completed in full.
- 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.
- They reserve the right to close the advert early, should they appoint a suitable candidate.

Ref: 106 133
Posted on: 12 January 2022
Closed date: 10 February 2022 at 00:00
Job ref: 106133
Tags: Social Care/Development