Support Manager (Charity / Learning Disabilities)

Affinity Trust
£25,000 - £29,999
12 Feb 2018
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Support Manager (Charity / Learning Disabilities)

A great opportunity to work somewhere that is fulfilling, fun and offers real opportunities to make a difference to people's lives!

Affinity Trust is a national charity dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support to adults with learning disabilities.

Position: Support Manager - Supported Living
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £13.39 per hour
Benefits: 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service), Competitive pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%), Childcare vouchers, Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life's issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal), Occupational Health support, Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual, Refer a friend scheme *pro rata for part time staff

About the Role:

We have a NEW opportunity for an experienced Support Manager to work with us to open and develop a brand new supported living service, for 13 young adults with Learning Disabilities and some behaviours that may challenge, in Portsmouth.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate with relevant social care experience and proven ability in opening and developing new services. The service will accommodate 13 adults across 4 purpose designed flats on one site. You will be key to ensuring a smooth transition is in place working with families, professionals and empowering the individual to move in and be at the centre of this journey. Your role will include completing capacity, support assessments and transition plans for people, as well as liaising with key people involved to ensure a successful process. You will continue to improve the quality of Services, updating the people supported plans, risk assessments and completing person centred plans to promote independence and achieve outcomes.

You will be responsible for recruitment, managing and motivating team members to deliver quality services in accordance with legislation, regulatory standards, embedding our values in every day support to ensure the needs and aspirations of people supported are being met and outcomes are being achieved.

Successful candidates will also be required to demonstrate, through practice, how they will ensure that our values are upheld and how the staff teams are providing consistent and excellent support in line with these, and how their own values and practices can influence staff to be the best, by providing the best support to the people in the services.

We will also support the right candidate to become facilitators of Pro-act SCIP training and Active Support to truly encourage, involve and inspire the people we support to lead active and fulfilling lives, developing independence, confidence & being a valued member of their local community.

About You:

You will be an experienced manager (or have held a previous managerial or supervisory role) within the social care sector. Highly organised and self-driven you will be able to work flexibly and hold a full UK driving licence as you may need to provide on call support and assistance when required.

Underpinning all of the above will be your knowledge of the sector and your values. You'll have completed, or be willing to work towards a Health and Social Care Diploma, Level 5 qualification.

Above all else you'll be patient, positive and have a good sense of humour!
You will be a driver, with access to a car, as you will be required to work across sites and travel for training.
We are looking for candidates who can work flexibly to meet the needs of the services and participate in the On-Call rota.

If you share our values, passion and commitment to ensuring the people we support receive high quality, person centred support then we'd love to hear from you.

Affinity Trust are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within their workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS or PVG check which will be provided by Affinity Trust.

You may have experience of the following: Support Manager, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Team Leader, Supervisor, Learning Disabilities, Senior Support Worker, Social Care Manager, Support Team Leader, Health etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.
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