White House is a large, detached house near the village of Datchet, four miles east of Slough town centre. The home’s 35 staff provide 24-hour care and support for up to nine men and women of varying ages with moderate to severe learning disabilities, autism, communication difficulties and associated complex needs.
Accommodation is over two floors, with two single bedrooms on the ground floor and five upstairs. Additionally, the home has two separate, self-contained annexes for people enjoy the opportunity to participate in group activities, but find it challenging to live closely with others.
Communal space includes two lounges for relaxation and leisure, a shared kitchen, dining room and laundry. Patio doors lead from the dining room into spacious and attractive side gardens, where there is a summer house used for quieter activities and computer sessions. Beyond the garden is a large orchard with three dedicated day service facilities, where residents can participate in a range of sensory activities, arts and craft, gardening and use gym and fitness equipment.
Residents are encouraged to socialise and get involved, and the home has a lively, welcoming atmosphere. People take part in activities throughout the week and there are plenty of local amenities to take advantage of. The home has two vehicles for local travel, and regular leisure, recreational and educational activities in the community.
Who are we?
Choice Care is one of the UK’s leading residential care providers for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions. With over 25 years’ experience, we’re at the forefront of national best practice, with among the highest CQC ratings of any comparable organisation. We are also proud to be in the top 100 apprenticeship employer, who secured 42ndduring this year.
What are the benefits?
- Learning Academy – Adult Care Worker Level 2 and Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 qualifications for all staff.
- Friendly Work Environment
- Enhanced Holiday Entitlement – Starting from 27 days plus 8 bank holidays
- Sick Pay Entitlement
- Employee Assist Programme – comprehensive health and wellbeing support for staff
- Refer a Friend – Enjoy a payment of £500 when you recruit a friend to Choice
- Choiceversary – Celebrating your commitment to Choice; staff receive vouchers of £75 after 5 years, £100 after 10 years and £150 after 15 years
- Christmas Bonus -Vouchers for all staff members
- Life Insurance
- Annual Staff Awards – This year each winner received £400 and we had over 30 winners in total
- Complex In House Training – This includes our Advanced Management Development Programme for managers in the making and our Foundation Management Development Programme for Rising Stars (seniors, Team leads)
- Paid Day Off for your Birthday
- Free Monthly Prize Draw All frontline care colleagues are automatically entered into a monthly prize draw that will see three winners (picked at random) get £500 each, tax-free
- Blue Light Card Eligibility.
Overview of the Role
Description Reporting to the Assistant Regional Director, the Home Manager’s role is to be responsible for the overall management and daily running of the home, in accordance with CQC standards and Company policies and Procedures, with the end purpose of creating a safe, positive and happy environment for all service users.
Opportunity to study a Level 5 in Care Leadership & Management-General Adult Social Care Diploma to become a qualified Registered Manager.
Experience Experience is essential and a QCF level 4 or equivalent desirable. Duties involve taking the lead in supporting adults with learning disabilities in all aspects of their lives, assisting with their care and educational needs, in their own homes and out in the community.
The position requires extensive knowledge, including supervisory experience working in Adult Social Care. You will need to have a professional approach with the ability to organise and prioritise. Good knowledge of relevant codes of practice and legislation. We will train and mentor you to become a highly skilled professional.
We reserve right to close this advert before closing deadline if we interview and offer the right candidate. Apply now to avoid disappointment.
· Relevant knowledge and experience of working with learning disabilities, mental health and autism
· Knowledge of CQC standards
· Leadership abilities and relevant experience working within a management role
· Relevant training – e.g. medication, epilepsy, intervention etc. – would be desirable
· Patience, reliability, flexibility, team player, sensitivity and good communicator
· Willing to learn
· Can do attitude
· Being aware of the need for confidentiality relating to staff and service users
· An understanding of infection control
· Good levels of verbal and written communication skills
· Good psychical fitness for manual handling and moving
· Ensure the daily running of the home is to an exceptional standard.
· To be responsible for the home staffing team, which includes management and support staff.
· To contribute to the operational process within the home, liaising with councils and other care providers.
· To keep in line with all Service Users care plans, policies and procedures to ensure they are executed correctly (i.e. medication administering/intervention etc.).
· Ensure all care plans and any SU information/staff information is kept securely and in accordance with company policies and GDPR.
· To ensure you provide the relevant PPE (distributed from our Head Office) to the staffing team so the home has sufficient PPE.
· Actively hearing and/or assist with support with investigations / disciplinary / grievances.
· To always keep in line with the company’s five values.
· Executing all tasks provided in a timely, professional and correct manner.
· To report/record all accidents and incidents that may occur (including staff and SU’s) in the relevant place and to the line manager as soon as possible and to obtain medical assistance/advice if required (i.e. phoning 111 for advice).
· To ensure all equipment within the home is checked including emergency fire equipment.
· To hold staff meetings and to ensure effective communication is maintained, along with regular information being recorded (minutes) during the staff meetings for all the staffing team to access.
· To ensure the Service Users are properly assessed, monitored and supported for their needs and care plans are regularly reviewed and updated, and they hold detailed information covering all aspects of the care required.
· To ensure every Service User has regular health and dental check-ups as appropriate.
· To be involved within the recruitment process for staffing within the home and holding interviews.
· To create a positive and safe environment that meets the needs of the Service Users.
· To plan the rota and to ensure the rota is kept up to date with the minimum staffing hours at the very least to ensure there is 24 hour cover within the home (including annual leave, sickness and night staff).
· Contribute to on call system on a rota basis.
· To ensure all new staff members are inducted correctly and appropriately and to identify any additional/ongoing training they may require to meet the needs of the home and the Service Users requirements.
· To ensure all home records are stored correctly and completed appropriately.
· Ensuring all staff have access to all up to date policies and procedures and they are kept within the home in accordance with CQC regulations.
· To adhere to the Health and Safety procedures and to maintain a high standard throughout the home and grounds.
· To manage all necessary fire precautions within the home, and to ensure all staff are trained and aware of the regulations and procedures in place (e.g. regular fire drills).
· To ensure all DSS benefits any Service Users are entitled to are claimed and recorded in line with company policies and procedures.
· To liaise with the CQC when inspections are carried out within the home.
· To coordinate an Annual Quality Assurance Inspection in conjunction with the home staff, parents and relatives.
· To liaise and communicate well with parents and relatives of the Service Users, as well as any professionals and other care managers.
· To attend and contribute to any Senior Manager meetings internally and externally.
· Ensuring all transport for the home is maintained, serviced and cleaned regularly.
· To undertake any temporary duties as and when required by management (i.e. secondments to other homes, assist a fellow colleague in a task, assist a SU with a specific task etc.).
· Keep in line with all Company’s policies and procedures and Values.
· To safeguard and promote the welfare of the people we support.
· Maintain a high standard of hygiene, ensuring the Home is clean, tidy and organised.
· Undertake any temporary duties as and when required by Management.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £34,476.00-£36,504.00 per year.