To lead by example, creating a home for young people with complex autism which is person-centred, supportive and has high expectations for both young people and staff. In conjunction with the Registered Manager and Care Management Team (CMT), the Home Manager is responsible for the development, health and wellbeing of the young people through the active management of the staff team.
To manage a home to the highest professional standards and to ensure that the provision of care exceeds the quality standards as outlined by Ofsted/CQC.
To have a flexible approach across the whole of the residential provision and to conduct him/herself at all times in a manner which is complimentary to the ethos, ideals, goals and expectations of Prior’s Court Foundation.
We are looking for a home manager, initially on a FTC for 6 months who can bring their experience of working within social care setting, previous line management experience including delivering appraisals, supervisions and performance management and proven ability to communicate and deliver information on both an individual and group basis.
If you are able to combine this with the ability to make effective decisions, hold others and yourself to account and show commitment and flexibility to the role please review some of the day to day accountabilities :-
- To take the lead in the creation of the home’s individual development plan in accordance with the Care Development Plan.
- Provide effective communication, consultation and involvement in key areas of activity and decision making.
- To ensure the organisational policies and procedures are adhered to.
- To ensure the Prior Approach and ethos of the organisation is used to support young people.
- To attend and to contribute to Home Manager meetings and communicate information appropriately.
- To ensure the condition of the residential home is maintained in accordance with regulatory requirements and is presented in a homely manner.
- To be responsible for the regulatory monitoring and quality assurance of the home.
- To develop and evaluate the effectiveness of action plans in accordance with requirements/recommendations identified by independent regulatory visitors and to report to the Care Management Team.
- To be responsible for ensuring good food hygiene and standards are maintained within the home.
- To report on and monitor ongoing expenditure and ensure that spending remains within set budgets.
- To develop, review and maintain risk assessments pertinent to their home and activities.
- To work in conjunction with the appropriate Safeguarding Lead in response to any notifications.
- To be responsible for ensuring completion of all young people’s paperwork and reports.
- To attend and contribute to the young people’s statutory reviews and meetings.
- To be responsible for ensuring that regular and consistent contact is developed and maintained with the young people’s parents and key stakeholders.
- To liaise with the medical team to ensure good practice in administrating medication is maintained within the home.
- Be responsible for the health and well-being of the young people who reside within the home.
- Ensuring that accurate data is gathered on all young people to be able evidence and assess progress areas for each individual.
- To lead the planning and creation of the young people’s individual and group timetables.
- To be responsible for the completion of individual risk assessments for young people
- To ensure there are effective systems in place for the safe keeping of the young people’s personal possessions, and individual financial arrangements.
- To take responsibility for developing their own knowledge and skills, and for promoting the concept of lifelong learning for both young people and staff.
- To carry out regular reviews on staff performance and well-being, identifying areas where extra support may be required.
- To be responsible for the management and completion of Check-in’s (performance reviews and appraisals) for staff within the home in accordance with regulatory requirements.
- To liaise with the Senior Autism Practitioners with regards to the staff’s performance during their probationary period.
- To liaise with the training department to ensure that staff maintain statutory and relevant training and development within the Home.
- To ensure staff absence is managed effectively in accordance with the organisation’s policy.
- Where necessary ensure appropriate individual staff risk assessments are completed and actioned.
- To be responsible for the health and wellbeing, morale and motivation of the team within the home.
- To promote equal opportunities within the organisation.
- Promote the ethos of best practice in autism learning, care and practice within the homes.
- Promote the ideals of continuous improvement within the home.
- Promote the development and implementation of efficient, accurate and appropriate quality assurance, monitoring and control measures and practices, in relation to all services provided at the Home.
This position is a full time position, 37 hours per week (shift work including bank holidays and weekends.