This is an opportunity to join our management team as a Care Support Manager to help us provide Re-ablement Care across the city to people in their homes.
Independence at Home provides a personal approach to helping individuals who find themselves unable to manage day-to-day tasks at home. We support people for up to six weeks to learn to do things in a different way to increase independence and confidence. This includes support with daily living tasks including manual handling. Our service is integrated with Health, so we work closely with Nurses, OT and Physio-therapists. The service is part of the hospital discharge pathway, so we are very busy and we have high turn-over of service users.
Our last CQC inspection rated the service as “good” in all aspects of the care and support provided, as well as for leadership.
About the role
About the role
- Leading and managing a team of Home Care Support Workers working in the community providing care;
- Setting up person-centred care for service users, and ensuring they receive an effective, appropriate service that enables them to achieve and maintain independence, with dignity and choice.
- Reviewing service users’ needs after a period of re-ablement care and either discharging them, or, if necessary, organizing on-going, long-term care.
- Helping to lead the service to ensure we maintain a quality service that meets CQC regulations and provides value for money.
We will provide you with in-depth induction to the role, where you will be well supported by your managers and colleagues. You will also have access to training and continuous professional development appropriate to the role. However, you will need:
- a relevant qualification in Social Care or Care management (at least NVQ3, or equivalent relevant experience)
- knowledge of Care Quality Commission regulations
- experience and understanding of working with vulnerable people with a variety of needs
- experience of support planning and risk assessment
- ability to supervise and performance manage staff
- ability to communicate effectively with service users and professional colleagues
Our operations are heavily based on computers. We will train you to use our specific and corporate systems during your induction, but you will need to bring good IT skills and confidence to learn new systems.
Working for us
The service is 7-day and operates throughout the year. The role includes working on a rota that includes early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays; and providing support to our Duty Office.
The role is based at our office in Woodingdean (BN2 6DA), but working regularly in the community visiting service users and staff across the whole city.
We can offer you:
- a competitive salary
- time and a half for working at weekends, double time for working on a bank holiday
- a career average pension scheme
- generous holiday up to 25 days a year
- regular supervision meetings
- a range of other staff benefits
- free uniform and personal protective equipment
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).