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Team Manager
Learning Disabilities | 1 EC1V |£18.17 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 6+ months | Job Ref: BD8159 | Posted: 05/08/2022

Central is currently recruiting for a Team Manager, to work in the Islington area. The service provides support to those with learning disabilities who need support to live well and independently.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM. Cover is required for approximately 6 months. The pay rate is £15.86 per hour, with £2.31 holiday pay, totalling £18.17 per hour.

In this position, you will be required to:
- Lead, supervise and manage a team of 4 support workers, providing supervision every four to six weeks and being responsible for ensuring they meet or exceed the requirements of their role
- Provide a positive role model for support workers, by modelling good practice, advising on, and intervening in complex and/or high-risk cases and assisting with the in-service induction of new staff
- Ensure that support workers carry out needs and risk assessments, complete support plans, provide support in accordance with the care and risk assessment plans and carry out reviews
- Attend meetings and work closely with various agencies to prioritise referrals and complete a full assessment of support needs of potential service users
- Develop and maintain good links with local statutory and voluntary agencies to enable clients to access appropriate services and support
- Liaise promptly with colleagues, partner agencies and other stakeholders regarding safeguarding, welfare and risk concerns
- Maintain effective governance, risk management and regulatory compliance by ensuring that services are delivered to required standards
- Ensure all health and safety requirements are met

To apply for this role, you must have:
- Experience of providing support to people with a learning disability
- Experience of managing, appraising and motivating a team of staff
- Knowledge of health and safety issues and welfare benefits related to learning disabilities
- Understanding of housing support needs and benefits of a flexible, outcome focused and personalised support service
- Understanding of the difference between care and housing related support
- Experience of assessment and management of individuals' needs and risks
- Experience of working jointly with other agencies and liaising with statutory organisations
- Understanding of the concept of housing related and care support and supporting people to help themselves
- Knowledge of Landlord and tenant legislation
- Comprehensive understanding of risk and risk management
- Experience in managing budgets effectively

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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