Affinity Trust Eastry, UK
Introduction Want to make a real difference? We are looking for an experienced support manager to oversee 3 of our supported living locations across the Kent area (Eastry, Dover and Eythorne) . The homes support people with Learning disabilities and other associated support needs and you will be responsible for managing and motivating team members to deliver high quality in accordance with legislation, regulatory standards and ensure the needs and aspirations of the people we support are being met and that this can be evidenced. About Us At Affinity Trust all of the people we support have a learning disability but many have associated health needs, dementia, physical disabilities, profound and multiple learning disability or mental health needs. We are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief. Be the difference, change lives! If you would like a fulfilling and flexible career that will make a difference to people apply today. Skills & Experience You will have relevant social care experience and proven ability to improve the quality, promote independence and achieve outcomes. Successful candidates will also be required to demonstrate, through practice, how they will ensure that our values are upheld and how the staff teams are providing consistent and excellent support in line with these and how their values and practices can influence staff to be the best, by providing the best support to the people in the homes. You will be responsible for directly line managing a team leader and a team of support workers, by providing regular supervisions, appraisals and inductions, you will also be required to complete quality and compliance within the locations, which will include regular finance audits, updating the people we support plans, risk assessments and completing person centred plans. The ability to plan and prioritise your workload is essential. You will be a driver, with access to a car, as you will be required to work across locations, including the local office in Ashford, and travel for training. We are looking for candidates who can work flexibly to meet the needs of the teams and participate in the On-Call rota. In return you will enjoy working as part of a dedicated team enhancing people's lives and will receive excellent support and training opportunities. This role closes on: 26th March 2019 Interviews will take place on: 1st April 2019 in Ashford. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be provided by Affinity Trust. Benefits As well as knowing that what you do is making a positive difference to people's lives, we offer a comprehensive benefits package as follows: 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service)* Access to our online discount portal, which we call affinity4you, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership Competitive pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%) Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life's issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal) Occupational Health support Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual Paid for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Refer a friend scheme *pro rata for part time staff This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS or PVG check which will be provided by Affinity Trust. If this role is in Scotland SSSC registration must be completed within the six month probation period.