Deputy Manager - INTERNAL

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Adults, Housing & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Mill Dale Care Home, Heckmondwike.
Up to 3 months

This position is temporary to cover the absence of the substantive postholder for up to 3 months.

Internally restricted job. To apply for this job you must be an employee of the Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date. You must also be a substantive employee (or an employee with 12 months continuous service or more) of the Council or an Apprentice. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain management and leadership experience in a residential care setting.

Mill Dale is a purpose built home providing respite care for people up to 8 people from the age of 18 years who have learning disabilities. The home shares the same grounds with its sister home Crescent Dale and is located in a residential setting close to Heckmondwike town centre.

As a Deputy Manager you will be required to work flexibly on a rota basis, including weekends and Public Holidays. The earliest start will be 7am and the latest finish 10pm, although you may be required to work outside of these times according to service need.

Integration is part of the Adults and Health Directorate and provides a range of residential, day care and supporting services for adults who are vulnerable.  You will work in Community and Residential Options supporting the management of a residential establishment for people with learning disabilities.

You will be part of a team consisting of other Deputy Managers, an Administrator and a large staff team consisting of Support Workers, Domestic Assistants, a Handyperson and Catering staff, and will deputise for the manager when required.  You will also be part of a larger multi-disciplinary team working in partnership with health staff assessors and the independent sector. Leadership skills are a vital component of this role as you will lead and have a presence within the establishment promoting excellent care practice.

Requirements for this job:

  • Experience in a relevant care setting and awareness of current quality care practices and the care standards which are currently applied.
  • NVQ Level 2 in Care.
  • Evidence of having provided excellent adult social care service.
  • Experience of managing staff and resources including operating administrative procedures e.g. staff rotas.
  • Ability to demonstrate literacy skills to write reports and maintain service user records.
  • Commitment to undertake training and personal development to update knowledge, skills and competence.
  • Ability to work flexibly, working shifts including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
  • Understanding of standards governing service provision.
  • Awareness of, and commitment to, implementing Health and Safety requirements at work.
  • Knowledge of other agencies and their contribution to service delivery.
  • Awareness of issues and conditions pertaining to specific user group.
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions and take responsibility for the establishment in the absence of the Manager.
  • Ability to co-ordinate the preparation, implementation and review of Support Programmes which provide appropriate support for service users.

You will be working with service users who may have restricted mobility and/or challenging behaviour.  Following an offer of appointment you will be required to undertake a standard medical screening and any other medical screening as determined by the Occupational Health Unit appropriate to occupational risk.

In order to be short-listed for this job please demonstrate on how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Description. 

It is expected interviews will take place virtually on 20 January 2021.

17 January 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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