Do you have experience of working in care?
Are you passionate about making a real difference to someone’s life?
Are you looking for an opportunity to further your career in a management role?If so then we would like to hear from you.
Beach House is recruiting 1 Deputy Manager (permanent) 24 hours per week and 1 Deputy Manager (Fixed Term) 30 hours per week for six months.
We would be happy to consider any internal candidates who would like to apply for the fixed term contract on the basis of a secondment from their substantive job. If you would like to apply on the basis of a secondment please get the agreement from your manager before applying.
About the role
At Beach House we provide respite and emergency respite care for adults with a learning disability. The service currently provides respite to nearly 50 service users, and provides a vital support service to local families and other providers. We work very closely with social workers and clinical staff in the Specialist Community Disability Service (SCDS) to ensure service user and families support needs are met as best as possible.Our dedicated team of staff work hard to ensure that our service users’ specific needs are met in a caring and sensitive manner and skills are developed in a way that promotes their independence.
Our last CQC inspection rated the service as “good” noting that family and carers were very happy with the staff team and the service that is provided to their family member.
About the role
We are looking to recruit two Deputy Managers who have proven experience of working with people who have learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. You will play an important role in supporting the manager to further develop the service and lead the staff team. You will also need to work closely with families and a multi-disciplinary team.
You will need to have experience and an understanding of staff supervision, have clear written and verbal communication skills and be able to work within and manage the team. It is preferable that the successful candidate has a full driving licence (three points maximum) to drive the unit cars.
If you would like to help us to achieve these aims and have experience or a real interest in working with people with Autism and a Learning Disability, we would very much like to hear from you. In return we will offer you training and development opportunities, excellent support mechanisms and a varied and challenging work environment and the opportunity to be part of our excellent team.
Working for us, we can offer you:
- a generous salary
- time and a half for working at weekends, double time for working on a bank holiday and time and a third for working at night (between 8pm and 6 am)
- a career average pension scheme
- generous holiday up to 25 days a year
- regular supervision meetings plus
- a range of other staff benefits including childcare vouchers
You will be required to work a shift pattern including earlies, lates, sleepins and some weekends. Having a full clean driving licence is advantageous but not essential.
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ section below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce..