Aylesford, Kent
Margate, Kent
£20,000 - £21,000 (dependent on experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated Deputy Care Manager to join our professional team at our residential services in Aylesford and Margate.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week; attracting a salary of £20,000 - £21,000 per annum.

Our service has recently been rated Outstanding by the CQC!

Title: Female* Deputy Care Manager
Reference number:
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Aylesford/Margate
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £20,000 - £21,000 (dependent on experience)

About the role 
As a Deputy Care Manager you will provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments and/or learning disabilities. 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.

Please note that for this role you will be expected to travel between both locations in Aylesford and Margate, however you will be reimbursed for your travel expenses.

About you 
You must be willing to work towards BSL level one (or equivalent), or be working towards an accredited award. 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.

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

Our ideal candidate will have a full driving licence, so please indicate on your application form if you are able to drive.

*For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9)

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.

If you are interested in applying, please note that we will be interviewing throughout the duration of this vacancy. An early application is advised as the vacancy may close prior to the advertised date.

Closing date: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Interview date: To be confirmed


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application process.

We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. 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 are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 23 August 2019
Closed date: 11 September 2019
Job ref: 154300_S
Tags: Social Care/Development, Care Management