Deputy Care Manager - Learning Disabilities - Hemel

Job description

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22-25k (Depending on experience). 

Job Code: GHETO1

The Glenholme Healthcare Group have developed a wide range of care services within the UK for individuals with learning disabilities, mental health needs, and elderly care. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. We focus on enhancing life and social skills for independent living, assisting our service users to pursue their goals and interests, and to encourage social inclusion and activities.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Deputy Manager to help manage the day-to-day running of our Learning Disabilities supported living service in Hemel which provides support for young adults with autism, physical disabilities, behaviours that may challenge and complex needs.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong care and work ethos that is looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to further develop their career.

The Role

· Support the Service Manager to ensure that excellent services are delivered and ensure that the service is compliant with external regulatory standards.

· Ensure the smooth running of the operations of the home.

· Responding to referrals and undertaking initial assessments of need with the Service Manager.

· Be responsible for leading, advising and motivating a staff team and your duties will include staff supervision and team meetings.

· Ensuring there are clear goals and expected outcomes for each resident with a defined move-on plan pathway towards greater independence

· Co-ordinating a programme of regular person-centred reviews which put each person's views and unique recovery journey at the heart of planning and decision making

· Be required to be highly flexible and participate in the 24 hour on-call rotational system providing management support to staff and person-centred approaches to the people who use our service.

· Maintaining high standards of environmental safety/quality and ensuring a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere

· Facilitate service user engagement, involvement and peer support

· Continuous keeping up to date with legislation and ensuring staff are appropriately experienced and trained for their roles.



In addition to receiving a good salary, you will receive:

· Comprehensive and fully paid training

· 28 days holiday plus an additional paid day off for your birthday

· Auto-enrolment pension scheme

· Childcare vouchers

· £250 bonus for referring a friend to work for us

· Life Insurance

· Cycle to work scheme

· DBS and training costs covered.

· Overtime available

· Progression opportunities

· Automatic entry into our Employee Assistance Programme –

· Offering child support, financial advice, mental health support and much more

- Discounts on your favourite brands

- Discounted restaurants and entertainment

If all of this is of interest to you, then please contact us to arrange an interview.

COVID-19 Vaccinations:

By law any employees working in social care in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care must have 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, unless they have a medical exemption.


Job requirements

· Enhanced DBS

· A minimum of three years' experience working with individuals with a learning disability, autism and associated complex needs, such as challenging behaviour, mental health needs.

· Relevant health or social care qualification (NVQ/Diploma Level 3, Level 5 (or working towards))

· A warm, person-centred and respectful approach to working with people with a learning disability, autism or associated complex needs such as challenging behaviour, mental health needs.

· Excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills including the ability to listen attentively to others

· Ability to collaborate and work professionally with service users, families, and involved professionals/agencies to provide a service which maximises outcomes for service users

· Experience of supervising and supporting staff, and deploying staff resources efficiently to meet the needs of the service

· Knowledge and skills to ensure the safe management and administration of medication

· Ability to conduct holistic needs and risk assessments with service users and devise support and risk management plans

· An up-to-date knowledge of best practice in managing challenging behaviour utilising a positive behaviour support approach

· Ability to plan and organise the delivery of the service

· Willingness to work flexibly on a rota to meet the needs of the service, including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays