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Children’s Residential Registered Manager – Cardiff

Job Description

Are you an experienced Registered Manager working within Children Services? Do you have a passion for helping and changing people’s lives? We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, energetic and flexible care manager for a small children’s residential service in Cardiff catering for teenagers with Learning Disabilities and / or Mental health needs. Annual Salary £30 -£35k

The post will be full time 40 hours each week generally over Monday to Friday although flexibility is essential with some shift patterns and weekends. There will also be a requirement for on-call duties, on a rota basis, for which an extra payment will be made.

As an experienced Registered Manager, you will be capable of leading and developing a team providing a person-centred service that seeks to enable individuals to achieve their full potential and promote their wellbeing, decision making and lifestyle choices.

The successful candidate will hold a QCF level 5 in Leadership for Health & Social Care Services (or equivalent qualification) as recognised by Social Care Wales to meet the standards required to register as a Children’s Care Home Manager.

Previous experience of working with individuals with a learning disability and/or mental health needs who may exhibit behaviours that challenge is essential.

Other responsibilities include –

• Ensure delivery of high quality care in accordance with individuals’ holistic needs and multi-disciplinary team’s decisions and recognised best practice, implementing improvements where identified. Facilitate and enable the development and delivery of consistently safe, evidence based care practices for the welfare and benefit of both the individuals we support and our staff team.

• Liaise and develop professional working relationships and partnerships with individuals’ family members, health care professionals and other stakeholders.

• Take responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of the company’s policies and procedures in line with relevant legislation including meeting/exceeding the standards set out by the “Social Services & Well Being Act (Wales) 2014, the “Regulation and Inspection of Social Care Act (2016)” and any subsequent updates.

• Provide the best possible support and safeguard all individuals in our care. Implement any Adult/Child Protection procedures in accordance with the All-Wales safeguarding policies and any other relevant accompanying legislation.

• Participate in the development of GCCL’s policies & procedures and undertake internal audits to ensure high standards are maintained, developing and implementing any resulting remedial action plans.

• Play a leading part in ensuring the ongoing financial viability of the service, providing an excellent care service whilst working within internal budgets. This includes responsibility for maintenance of the property and ensuring it complies with all Health & Safety requirements, delegating day to day duties as necessary.

• Support and safeguard Individuals with their personal financial arrangements, maintaining confidentiality and ensuring that any financial transaction is recorded. Supervise petty cash expenditure.

• Help ensure maximum occupancy of the service, contributing to the marketing and pre admission assessment of prospective individuals in accordance with the agreed referral and assessment process.

• Contribute to the overall company policy, direction and methods of working by taking active part in company strategy days, regular managers’ meetings and other events and sharing good practice and ideas.

• Promote GCCL vision, mission and culture internally and externally and act in a professional manner at all time representing and promoting a positive image of the company at all times.

• Mentor staff, providing clear and consistent leadership, direction, guidance and professional advice. Co-ordinate training needs of staff in conjunction with the HR department.

• Work alongside the recruitment team to ensure there are sufficient and competent staff to meet the needs of the service and individuals within our care. Undertake recruitment processes, interviews, staff supervisions, appraisals, back to work interviews, performance management and disciplinary procedures as necessary. Actively monitor absence levels and implement sickness management policies to reduce overall staff absence.

• Take overall responsibility for ensuring staff rotas are produced in a timely fashion and there are sufficient and competent staff available at all times with the correct skills, gender mix and experience for supporting our individuals and their planned activities.

• Be accountable for care service delivery plans and corresponding documentation, making sure care plans, management plans, risk assessments and other relevant paperwork are all in place and reviewed as required at the recommended / prescribed frequencies.

• Monitor and record patterns of behaviour, identify triggers and patterns and implement proactive positive behavioural support responses to manage and reduce behaviours.

• Maintain up to date knowledge of learning disability and mental health and care practices as part of ongoing continuous professional development.

• Liaise with the Registered Responsible Individual and other members of the corporate team as appropriate providing regular reports about key areas of performance e.g. quality and finance.

• Take overall responsibility for ensuring accidents and incidents are documented and reported in line with policy and regulations and that complaints are dealt with in a timely and sensitive manner.

• Ensure correct ordering, auditing and storing of medication and COSHH products in accordance with GCCL policies and procedures, delegating duties as appropriate.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, and the post holder will be required to undertake other duties which fall within the grade of the job, as per the needs of the service and organisation. Registered Managers are also expected to have some input with day to day hands-on care.

This job description will be reviewed regularly in the light of changing service requirements and any such changes will be discussed with the post holder. The post holder is expected to comply with all relevant organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.

• Competitive Salary Package
• Extensive training programme
• Support for Personal Development Plan
• Free Meals when on duty
• BUPA Healthcare scheme
• Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 5%)
• 28 days holiday per annum (includes bank holidays) increments after 2 years service.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure which will be completed upon successful application.

If you feel you would be the prefect candidate for this please then please call us on 02920390150. Alternatively, send your CV across to [email protected]

Additional Information

The role of a Registered Manager

A registered manager is the person appointed by the provider to manage the regulated activity on their behalf, where the provider is not going to be in day-to-day charge of the regulated activities themselves.

This role is defined by the Care Standards Act 2000. Under this Act, the Registered Manager is responsible for the social care provision that he/she is managing.

Managers are responsible for the day-to-day provision of social care services. This means they support their staff and have a key role in ensuring the standard of care delivered is always high.

A first line manager’s role is to:

  • manage the primary tasks and activities of the organisation;
  • have a key role in determining whether standards of practice are being consistently maintained;
  • support staff engaged in complex, personally demanding work and ensure that staff are continually developed in knowledge based practice.

Knowledge of service requirements and previous experience of working in a care or health setting is desired.

Must have NVQ L5 or equivalent, or be willing to work towards a relevant management qualification.

In Wales, Mandatory registration is required with the Care Council for;

  • Domiciliary Care Managers;
  • Residential Child Care Managers;
  • Adult Care Home Managers.

Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 20th August 2021

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