Department:
Personal Support
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
York
Salary Details:
£29,946 per annum (pro rata) plus excellent benefits
24 Sep 2021
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

A highly rewarding opportunity has arisen for a Service Manager's post to join our dynamic, friendly team in York.  The post is to start in September to manage two supported living services in York.  

You will be responsible for managing a dedicated team of Support Workers as well as a team of Relief Staff that provide support to the people within our services.

The people we support have varying needs, some which are quite complexed, and they need support everyday with and for you to be able to support the team to achieve the goals each person has in line with our values. 

No day will be the same as the people we support all have varying interests and hobbies – this variety of care clearly shows the need for person centred care, something we hold ourselves to.

The suitable candidate will ensure that our services reach the highest possible standards in terms of quality and cost effectiveness - in this way, you will help us to meet needs of the people we support and encourage real involvement and influence in what we do.   You will need to be computer literate and have experience managing in care. Self-motivation, determination, confidence, passion for positive change and an ability to make difficult decisions under pressure are also key to this role.

Key Responsibilities: Quality, Leadership and Relationships

  • Work with the people living in the service and the team to ensure high-quality person-centred support
  • Monitor the quality of the service, ensuring it is fully compliant.
  • Be an exemplary role model for the team and ensure their continuous development to ensure high standards are continuously met
  • Liaise with the families and other stakeholders of the people living in the service

You will need to be flexible with the days you are able to work, as you may need to work an early, late or some weekend work depending on the service needs, also to be part of the manager on call system, also to be able to cover your buddy service manager in the area when on leave.

Strong leadership is key to the success of our services. We have developed an exciting leadership approach at Mencap that we call Our Leadership Way. We want to recruit leaders who can demonstrate they have the potential to excel within this framework. In return, we are committed to developing your potential even further.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome all applicants with disabilities to apply for the roles with us. To find out more about Disability Confident Government Scheme, please visit direct gov website.

No two days are never the same, sometimes they may be challenging but always positive so click apply now to be considered! 

Closing date is  24th September and if you are, short-listed interviews will be on Thursday 30th September 2021.

*All roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

Job ID:  22881

Benefits

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • 32 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service-related sick pay when 6-month probation is completed
  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions up to 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings.  If you don’t join the Plan when you start, you will be auto enrolled after three months with us.
  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover and Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long-term sickness
  • Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
  • Access to award winning training and development
*T&C's apply based on contract

About Mencap

At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disability.  We do this by providing high quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful.  At Mencap, we can give you that.  You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential.  We will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more.  With us, it is never ‘just a job’.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

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