Service Manager

Service Manager - Catherine House
£32,000 per annum
Full time - 38 hours per week
Location: Catherine House, Hackney, E8 4RT
The closing date for applications is Thursday 29th August 2019.

Outward is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed manager to lead on opening and establishing a new supported living service for young adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and complex health needs.

The service is located in Hackney and consists of 8 self-contained flats designed to maximise independence and enable residents to enjoy a good quality of life.

Starting in advance of the scheme opening will give you the opportunity to shape and develop this new service and take the lead on sourcing and assessing referrals, and recruiting and developing the new staff team.

Once open our focus will be on creating a culture of positive behaviour support within a personalised environment, and you will be supported by Outward's positive behaviour support lead to achieve this.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

, QCF Level 5 in Leadership for Health and Social Care, or equivalent or willingness to gain a qualification
, A minimum 2 years' experience of delivering person centred support to people with a learning disability
, A minimum of 1 years' experience of managing a service for people with a learning disability preferably gained in a PMLD/complex health setting
, Have excellent communication skills and be able to build positive relationships with external partners
, Experience of staff management and the ability to lead and develop a large team
, Experience of carrying out needs assessments and creating support and risk management plans for people with complex needs
, The ability to deliver the service in accordance with an individual support plans, the service specification and CQC requirements
, A commitment to providing high quality, personalised support

About Outward

Outward has been providing high-quality support and care services to vulnerable people for over 40 years.

Set up by parents of children with a disability looking for alternatives to institutional care, our aim is to support people to have genuine control over their lives, play an active role in the community, accept responsibilities and develop as individuals.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expect all staff to share this commitment.

If the post you apply for involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services.

This will be fully subsidised by Outward.

Outward is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Employee Benefits

Outward has a comprehensive selection of benefits including:

, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
, An occupational sick pay scheme
, Access to Employee Assistance Scheme
, Scheme that enables you to purchase additional annual leave
, A scheme that entitled you to tax breaks on childcare costs
, Salary sacrifice schemes for cycling, electronic and season tickets

If you think you have the necessary skills and the right attitude for the role please click 'Apply' to be redirected to Outward Housing's recruitment site.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 29th August 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview on Thursday 5 or Friday 6 September 2019.

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