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Support Manager - Learning Disabilities Job in Ipswich


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per year

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Support Manager - Learning Disabilities


Social Care



Job Description:

Support Manager

Are you a motivational leader that makes a difference to people on a daily basis?
Strives for excellence in all aspects of your working life?
Then look no further a great opportunity to join a leading national provider of learning disability services.
Better Healthcare are now recruiting on behalf of a large care organisation for an experienced Support Manager for established adult services in the Ipswich area in Suffolk.

Job Description
Salary: £26,720.50 per annum per annum
Role: permanent - 37.5 hours contract plus on-call requirements
Location: Ipswich (Suffolk)
The services provide accommodation for service users with learning and physical difficulties. They develop bespoke care plans for each person and support them in maintaining choice, control and independence over their own lives.

Experience and Qualifications
NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent is essential
Hold ILM/NVQ Level 5 or be willing to work towards.
Experience in a management position within the Health and Social care sector.
Full driving licence

To ensure the highest quality and standards are met in the preparation of risk assessments, support plans and person centred plans, ensuring that outcomes are monitored, met and evidenced.
To quality control and coach team members so that service provision delivers the outcomes and focuses on the aspirations that people supported have identified.
To ensure that relevant Affinity Trust policies and procedures are understood and applied by staff in relation to quality, safeguarding, criminal records, data protection, HR, health and safety and that the service meets CQC and Supporting People quality and compliance benchmarks.
To ensure all relevant records in relation to people we support and employees are appropriately maintained, accurate and up to date.
To ensure the production of weekly rotas is effective, provides the appropriate support hours and minimises costs, including the use of agency staff.
To undertake and champion the performance management and development of people including coaching, regular 1 to 1s and performance reviews.
To develop an approachable and professional culture where good practice is implemented, encouraged and recognised.
To provide accurate and timely information and reports on the performance of services managed, ensuring the requirements of contracts are met.
To authorise expenditure against an agreed budget to ensure that costs remain within financial limits.
To build constructive relationships with commissioners, families, carers, staff, neighbours and the wider community.
To take the lead in recruitment, induction and training of employees, ensuring all staff are up to date with mandatory training, service specific training and to chair team meetings.

Benefits of working for company
Long term employment due to continued growth.
Competitive Rates of Pay
28 days paid holiday per year plus bank holidays increasing with time with company to 33
An opportunity to gain recognised qualifications (incl NVQ,s, Care Certificate)
Career progression opportunities
Company Pension Scheme match up to 6% of contribution
Staff referral scheme

We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age