Salary range: £52,866 – £56,100 p.a. Inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Tudor Gardens and other locations within Direct Services
An Exciting and Unique Opportunity to Work in Direct Services
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Brent Council is committed to supporting vulnerable people to live safely in an environment that promotes personal goals and aspirations, whilst maintaining dignity and choice to live varied fulfilled lives. Direct Services is a pro-active in-house service provision for adult who are eligible for social care. It comprises of two Day Centres, Community Outreach and 3 Supported Living units.
Tudor Gardens is a CQC registered Supported Living Service for adults with Learning disabilities and is rated “Good”. It is a service that is designed to support Brent residents in retaining their independence in their local communities. The services offers support for education and recreational activities that reflect on individuals’ hobbies and interests. Tudor Gardens is part of Brent Direct Services. All teams in Direct Services work together to create a cohesive ‘campus’ approach, where users of each centre and Tudor Gardens, make use of other Direct Service provision as appropriate. This requires the post holder to be also responsible for our Community Outreach Team that is based in New Millennium Day Centre.
The Team Manager (Community Opportunities) is expected to be able to develop a proactive approach to care provision. This will be through ensuring that staff receives appropriate training and development opportunities that will enable them to provide the highest level of care with a focus on Strength based practice and positive approach to working. You must be able to work closely with service users, their families, advocates and other professionals to identify interests, wishes and a lifestyle that is tailored to each individual.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated CQC Registered Team Manager (Community Opportunities) for our Supported Living Service and also to manage our Community 0utreach Service. The successful candidate will already have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing a Good or Outstanding CQC (Care Quality Commission) regulated service. You will be required to apply for and hold the Registered Manager status for the Supported Living Service at Tudor Gardens.
You will be experienced in managing a safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led service for people with Learning Disability and Autism and have recent experience that supports people to regain skills and build confidence to live as independently as possible.
You will be familiar with the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act and CQC adult social care registration assessment framework and will have the knowledge on preparing the services for inspection both CQC and Commissioning.
You will be customer focused and passionate about supporting and enabling people to achieve their goals and aspirations. You will need to have well developed leadership and hands-on operational management skills to build an outstanding service, managing all day-to-day aspects of the service to deliver the very best outcomes for clients while managing a diverse staff team.
So if you’d like to be part of an innovative and exciting service and want to make a difference by enabling people to achieve their goals for independent living, then we’d love to hear from you!
Closing Date: Sunday 30 January 2022
Interviews: W/C 7 February 2022
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.