Do you have the commitment, positive values and leadership skills, to make a difference to the lives of people who access our respite service in Euxton, Chorley?
Creative Support is a non-profit organisation which provides high quality person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs. Our respite service in Euxton, Chorley provides short term person-centred support to adults who have learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs.
We require a dynamic, enthusiastic and well organised individual to lead the coordination and management of our respite service for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs. As the Project Manager you will be responsible for the overall delivery and management of the service and for ensuring that contract requirements and CQC quality standards are met.
Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
• Deployment of staff to meet individual needs and preferences within available resources
• Supervision, coaching, performance management and support of staff, volunteers and students on placement
• Responding to referrals and undertaking initial assessments of need
• Ensuring all service users have a co-produced plan of support and a designated Key Worker
• Ensuring there are clear goals and expected outcomes for each tenant with a defined path to enable each individual to reach their goals
• Working closely with families and advocates
• Working closely with local multi-disciplinary teams and community based agencies to provide holistic support
• Maintaining high standards of environmental safety/quality and ensuring a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere
You will provide excellent customer care and proactively communicate with stakeholders in respect of risk management and the care and welfare of the people we support. You will have a strong ethical duty of care and a commitment to safeguarding vulnerable individuals.
This post will suit you if you are seeking the opportunity to use your skills and knowledge of individuals with varying levels of learning disabilities whilst developing a career in social care management.
Applicants will be able to demonstrate warmth, compassion and unconditional positive regard for the people we support and will be able to develop trusting relationships based on empathy and respect. You will have the skills and personal qualities to be able to engage people in meaningful planning and therapeutic activities. You will be expected to work collaboratively and professionally with the people we support, their families and health professionals/agencies.
You will need an up-to-date understanding of the CQC Key Lines of Enquiries. You will demonstrate knowledge of the MCA, DOLs and the care standards. You will have the knowledge and skills to ensure the safe management and administration of medicines.
You will be hard working, resilient and reflective with the ability to accept supervision and be accountable for your own practice. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, along with the practical skills required to plan and organise care and support delivery. You will be required to be flexible, working some shifts on a rota system which may include evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
You will have relevant experience of supervising/managing staff and resources and significant experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, including individuals with autism, complex needs and those who present with behaviours that challenge services. A relevant health or social care qualification (such as RMN/DipSW, degree or NVQ Level 4/5) is essential. You must be well organised, professional and credible with colleagues from the multi-disciplinary team. You will be able to demonstrate leadership ability and management competencies. The ability to organise your own time effectively and manage professional relationships is essential. A commitment to your own continuous professional development is essential. Creative Support has obtained investors in people silver status and you will receive ongoing training regarding the client group you work with and up to date training regarding changes to the law and governing social care.
Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.