Bristol, Bristol City
c. £22,826 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated Deputy Care Manager to join our professional team covering both our services in Bristol.

Reference number: 44370
Title: Deputy Care Manager
Location: Bristol
Salary: Circa £22,826 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time
Contract type: Permanent

About the role


This is a full-time post working 37.5 hours per week in our purpose-built residential services.

As part of a team of 8 you will be supporting young people with learning disabilities and autism that may display challenging behaviour having moved into their first home. We are looking for creative and supportive people with a can-do attitude. 

As Deputy Manger you will support the team to enable individuals to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your leadership skills, coaching, team guidance and support will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible.  Through good leadership the team will feel valued and well supported.

You will be a frontline supervisor, supporting the manager to effectively manage a team of staff to deliver person centred, specialist services.

You will need to have a sound knowledge of person-centred planning, rota planning and staff management/development. We would like to hear from you if you are a committed, flexible and enthusiastic team player who is able to coach and mentor a team of support workers. You will be IT literate and able to undertake some administration duties.

About you

You will need to have had proven experience of supervising and line managing staff, as well as experience of coordinating and planning a range of activities. You will have an awareness of total communication approaches which include: verbal communication, objects of reference, hand under hand, hand over hand, communication boards, observations and unrecognised individual communication modes.

The successful candidate will have experience of dealing with challenging situations and of advocating in the best interests of individuals.

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Closing date: Sunday 28 June 2020
Interview date: To be confirmed

TO APPLY
To apply for this role, please click ‘Apply’ to be redirected to our website to apply online.


Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

Refreshed on: 13 June 2020
Closed date: 28 June 2020
Job ref: 155668_S
Tags: Support Worker, Care Management