Service Manager - adults with autism

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    Nursing & Care, Health, Health Perms

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  • Salary:

    £26601 - £33500 per annum

  • Contact:

    Connor Clifford

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  • Contact phone:

    07876 250235

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Meridian Health are currently looking for an experienced Service Manager to join a residential service supporting adults with autism in Bideford. 

The company we are representing is the UK’s leading charity for people on the autism spectrum and their families. The service is home to 10 individuals, who like to be active and have a broad range of interests, support needs and abilities.
We are looking for a committed individual with a positive attitude, who has a passion to work in an organisation that specialises in autism, supporting autistic adults to live the life they choose. You will have responsibility for the effective management of all aspects of the service.

Duties and responsibilities : 
-  Providing support and care to autistic adults enabling each individual to live independently, to develop their independent living skills, achieve their goals and access activities within the community.

- Leading outstanding care and management, ensuring individual outcomes are met for people with autism. The role will have full legal responsibility for ensuring the services comply with CQC regulation in relation to the day-to-day care for the people we support.

- To ensure that the needs of adults with autism are assessed, identified and met through careful programme planning and behaviour support; manage an agreed budget to provide an efficient service; supervise and manage staff performance and coordinate positive liaison with external agencies and the multi-disciplinary team.

What you need to have : 
- Proven experience of working as a Service Manager or a Deputy Manager with either learning disability or mental health background. It would be desirable if you have worked in the autism sector, but not essential.
- An NVQ Level 4/5 or equivalent level of qualification, knowledge of care planning and standards relating to social care. 

The philosophy of the service endorses the person-centred planning approach, promotes each person’s strengths and skills and promotes the growth of individuals to their maximum potential. A positive and flexible approach will be required.
Additionally, you will have excellent staff management experience with the ability to motivate and lead a team of staff. 
Working 37 hours per week you will be required to be flexible as all our services operate a rota system that covers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is highly desirable that you hold a driving licence and have access to transport.

We offer:

  • Excellent training and development programme
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Enhanced overtime. Additional payments for sleep-in and on call.
  • Access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • 33 days annual leave (incl. public holidays)
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits