Deputy Care Manager

Reference number: 44650

Title: Deputy Care Manager

Location: Seaton, Devon

Salary: £20,084 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Saturday 31 October 2020

Interview date: As suitable applications are received

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

 

About the role

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated Deputy Care Manager to join our team at our service in Seaton. This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week.

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.

About Seaton

We are an experienced and friendly team, supporting people, in a Victorian house, on the Jurassic Coast, in the small seaside town of Seaton in Devon. The service supports six people, between the ages of 33 and 60, all with learning disabilities, varying levels of visual and/or hearing impairment, communication difficulties and other health conditions. Individuals are supported with all aspects of their daily living, including personal care, eating and drinking, moving around and accessing in-house activities and the local community facilities. We have a great relationship with our community and supported Individuals have access to, and use many local facilities, including the library, shops, pubs and cafes where people are friendly and welcoming. Activities include seafront walks, park visits, personal shopping, drinks and meals out, swimming and bowling

We also have amazing facilities in the house, including a sensory shower, sensory room and an activity room on the third floor.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.

About you

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. You will have an awareness of total communication approaches which include: verbal communication, objects of reference, hand under hand, hand over hand, communication boards, observations and unrecognised individual communication modes.

The successful candidate will have experience of dealing with challenging situations and of advocating in the best interests of individuals; must be flexible to cover any shift- (AM, PM Weekends or waking nights).

A full driving licence would be beneficial for this position.

About Sense

We’re here for every person living with complex disabilities that can make it a challenge to communicate, access information and take part in life.

Our mission is to remove barriers to communication so that everyone has the opportunity to live their life to the full.

 

Our values

Everything we do is underpinned by five core values. These values shape the way we work as we pursue our vision of a world where no one, no matter how complex their disabilities is isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

We include

We are determined to provide a place where everyone belongs. Where difference is valued and no one is left out. We take time to understand each other, however we may communicate. And we involve each other, especially in the things that affect us directly.

We collaborate

We bring people together and make connections. Because though we may all connect differently, we are all connected. And by sharing, learning, working and contributing together, we can achieve so much more.

We find a way

We think creatively, seeing potential and possibility. Always finding a way, however long it takes.

We challenge

We think risk is a part of life to embrace and work with, not avoid. We constantly challenge ourselves and the status quo, working hard to make the world a place for everyone. When things go wrong, we're honest, we learn, we do better.

We celebrate

All achievements are worth celebrating. Those moments and milestones - the ordinary and extraordinary - that give meaning and purpose to life. We notice them and celebrate. Inspiring us to keep going.

Our ‘I’ statements

I will listen to others
I will understand and respond
I will respect others
I will be honest and open
I will participate and contribute
I will take informed risk
I will find things to celebrate
No decision about me, without me

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format, please contact the recruitment team on recruitment@sense.org.uk.

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 agency submissions, any submissions without prior authorisation from Sense will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)