Project Manager (Job Ref: 18719)

Position Categories: Full Time, Learning Disability, new, North East, Part Time

Location: Jarrow

Salary: Up ot £24,855pa based on experience

Closing Date: 29 November 2017

Other Job Ref Numbers: 18719JCP, 18719GWO, 18719RED


Short Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our organisation. You will develop and coordinate a flexible and high quality service at our Simonside Court supported living scheme for adults with learning disabilities and mental health support needs.

Simonside Court is an Independent Supported Living Service containing eight bungalows with sixteen residents male and female.

You will supervise and manage an established team of staff providing person centred support to enable service users to maintain their independence, experience improved wellbeing and enjoy opportunities for personal development.

The service is staffed 24hours a day with sleep overs.

The Role

As the Project Manager you will be responsible for the delivery and daily operational management of the service and for ensuring that contract requirements and standards are met. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

o Deployment of staff to meet individual needs and preferences within available resources
o Supervision, coaching, performance management and support of staff.
o Identifying training needs of the team both mandatory and service specific, ensuring that accurate records are kept.
o Responding to referrals and undertaking initial assessments of need
o Ensuring service users have a co-produced plan of support and a designated Key Worker
o Ensuring there are clear goals and expected outcomes for each resident with a defined pathway towards greater independence
o Co-ordinating a programme of regular person-centred reviews which put each person’s views and unique journey at the heart of planning and decision making
o Working closely with local multi-disciplinary teams and community based agencies to provide holistic, wrap-around support
o Facilitate service user engagement, involvement and peer support
o Ensure that there are robust methods of quality monitoring
o Provide key performance indicators, identifying and planning actions required

You will provide excellent customer care and proactively communicate with stakeholders in respect of risk management and the care and welfare of the people we support. You will have a strong ethical duty of care and a commitment to safeguarding vulnerable individuals.

Qualities Required

Applicants will be able to demonstrate warmth, compassion and unconditional positive regard for the people we support and will be able to develop trusting relationships based on empathy and respect. You will have the skills and personal qualities to be able to engage people in meaningful planning and therapeutic activities. You will be expected to work collaboratively and professionally with the people we support, their families and professionals/ multi agencies.

You will be hard working, resilient and reflective with the ability to accept supervision and be accountable for your own practice. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential along with the practical skills required to plan and organise care and support delivery. You will be required to be flexible to the needs of the service.

You will ideally have at least 2 years practitioner experience with some experience of supervising/managing staff and resources and hold or be working towards a relevant health or social care qualification (Degree or NVQ Level 4/5). You must be well organized, professional and credible with colleagues from the multi-disciplinary team. You will be able to demonstrate leadership ability and management competencies. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential as is the ability to organise your own time effectively and manage professional relationships.

We do not accept CVs as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. You may attach a CV if you wish to support your application but CVs alone will not be accepted. An enhanced DBS check is required, which Creative Support pays for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by us. We do not accept contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website. Please note applications will be shortlisted as they are received and we may contact you before the closing date to arrange an interview.


Application Instructions:

Download the full job description and application form below, print a copy and post to us (applications which are completed by typing can be emailed to us at recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk).

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed (recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk) to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.


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