St Albans Social Care Manager SW0422

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: Greater London
  • Role: Permanent Contract
  • Salary: to £30000 pa
  • Reference: SW0422
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SW Locums are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated MANAGER with strong leadership skills, to manage, review and continue to develop Trinity Community Project vision.

This is a full-time post (37 hours) but the hours and pattern of working can be flexible within the requirements of the service.

To start as soon as possible

The Charity provide services five days a week, for adults living with a learning difficulty and/or experiencing mental health concerns.
This includes a Day Service, activity programme and community outreach.
They encourage people to develop their independent living skills and promote well-being and social inclusion.

This is a fulfilling role for somebody with a strong background in management and social care who is interested in taking on a leadership role in a small organisation that has provided vital services to the local community for over 35 years.

The role involves working alongside a committed team of volunteers and an additional member of staff. You would join us as we work on our Post-Covid recovery programme and determine the future direction of our services.

The Trinity Community Project provides a day service for adults living with learning difficulties and / or experiencing mental health concerns and activity courses aimed at encouraging independence. The service is open five days a week from 9am – 5pm.

There are regular day service sessions between 9 am – 2pm, four days a week and additional short courses and groups, supported by specialist practitioners or teachers at various times during the week.

They aim is to encourage people to participate in a range of social activities both within the service and out in the community, which offer choice and promote people’s skills, independence and self confidence, while maintaining their dignity and safety.

The Service Manager, assisted by a part-time Activities Co-ordinator, two support workers and a team of volunteers, is responsible for the day-today running of the service and for ensuring a good experience for service users.

This post will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to lead and shape a service that has played a crucial role in the local community for the past 35 years.

Qualifications and Skills required: 

  • You must have worked in a day care, residential or therapeutic setting with people who have a learning difficulty and / or mental health concern
  • Experience managing staff
  • Evidence of appropriate social care related training
  • Supervisory or management experience of services for people with a learning disability or other mental health or physical disabilities
  • Qualification in care is essential
  • Certificate or Diploma in Management or equivalent.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To provide a day care service ensuring a range of stimulating activities are provided to meet the varying needs of the service user group including managing the continued development of our outreach service. Monitor and evaluate all services and activities.
  • Ensure that service users’ current needs and well being are monitored and alert colleagues and other professionals if required and report to the Trustees.
  • Be aware of the vulnerability of the people we support and be alert to the potential for abuse. Follow agreed local and national procedures for recognizing and reporting situations that may put someone at risk, or cause harm.
  • Ensure risk assessments, for service users, staff and volunteers, are in place for all activities, including trips and sessions that take place outside the centre.
  • Arrange and attend care planning meetings, reviews and case conferences concerning service users. Provide subsequent reports, care plans, risk assessments or action plans when required.
  • Encourage service user participation and feedback. Report outcomes to the Trustees and relevant people.
  • Provide line management to day service staff, including regular supervision, performance monitoring and appraisals in accordance with the Trinity Community Project’s policies.
  • Identify staff training and development needs, including induction of new staff and volunteers.
  • Deploy staff, including sessional staff and volunteers to ensure the effective running of the service, including approving and monitoring holiday and other absences.
  • Ensure that staff vacancies are filled promptly, in liaison with the Trustees.
  • Record and report any complaints received and respond in accordance with the Trinity Community Project’s policy.
  • Ensure that management information is compiled and a report provided to the Trustee meetings and at other times when additional information is requested.
  • Maintain all documentation relating to the day service, its clients and staff.
  • Ensure accurate recording and confidentiality of service users’ information and that service user records are maintained and u p to date.
  • Ensure that the service operates efficiently, to agreed quality standards.
  • Establish effective networks and contacts with Social Services, health professionals and other relevant stakeholders, including community organisations.
  • Review the services and activities in consultation with key stakeholders and in the light of established best practice and make recommendations for their development, including production of key objectives, strategies, operation plans and time scales.
  • Participate in training courses appropriate to the post.
  • Participate and hold regular staff, volunteer and service user meetings.
  • Promote, respect and uphold the dignity of service users at all times. Participate in and actively support activities to promote the dignity of service users, their families and carers.
  • Be responsible for own Health and Safety, ensuring a safe working environment for colleagues, volunteers and service users.
  • Undertake or supervise the handling of attendance fees or other monies according to the ‘Handling service user money’ policy.
  • Facilitate applications for funding bids and grants.
  • Ensure that the Trinity Community Project policies and procedures, set out by the Trustees are adhered to.

Contact Sean at SW locums on Tel: 01920 823775 or email