Job: LOCALITY MANAGER – Learning Disabilities

Title LOCALITY MANAGER – Learning Disabilities
Categories Charity Jobs
Salary £32,750
Location Somerset
Job Information

About Discovery

Discovery works across Somerset supporting over 900 people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families. We are a social enterprise, established in April 2017 commissioned by Somerset County Council to provide a range of care, support and accommodation, supporting people to be part of their communities and to have choice and control over their lives. They put people at the centre of everything they do and value everyone’s unique contribution – those they support, their families and their colleagues.

 

Our values of Ambition, Integrity, Courage, Partnership and Respect guide us in everything we do.

Discovery is the largest provider of learning disability and autism support in Somerset. We were commissioned by Somerset County Council in 2017 to deliver high-quality services, this includes supported living, registered care, outreach, respite, crisis support, day support and supported employment. We support people with learning disabilities and autism to have a louder voice, greater choice and control in their lives. Our colleagues deliver ambitious, effective and personalised support for those with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, autism or complex needs in Somerset.

About the role

  • Ensure person-centred care plans and health action plans are regularly reviewed and implemented
  • Ensure the health and wellbeing of the people we support, in line with CQC Guidelines and Discovery’ policies
  • Deliver effective risk assessments and emergency plans to ensure the people we support are safe
  • Make sure your team are appropriately trained and motivated to provide high quality support
  • Ensure the service meets all organisational and statutory requirements and complies with CQC Guidelines and our own standards, policies and procedures
  • Make sure complaints are dealt with in line with our policies
  • Accountable for the budget and finance for the Locality
  • Able to support the organisation to grow the business

About you

Most importantly, you want to make a difference to the lives of people we support with learning disabilities or autism. To do that, you’ll have:

  • A strong background in working with adults with learning disabilities and/or autism
  • Experience of managing supported living services or similar – and be familiar with performance management processes
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the personalisation agenda and Active Support model
  • Completed, or be willing to undertake, Management Development training

Beyond those qualities, you’ll also be:

  • An excellent communicator, looking to mentor and motivate your team to provide person-centred support
  • Able to prioritise your workload, delegate tasks and meet deadlines
  • Focused on the needs of internal and external customers, from the people we support, right through to your team and other members of the organisation

Your rewards

In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer ongoing development opportunities and the strongest possible prospects, plus a range of great benefits including:

  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Access to discounts on high street shopping, cinema tickets and meals out
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Life Assurance

To Apply

Please send your CV and supporting statement to our recruitment partner, Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment (Jackie@shinecharityrecruitment.co.uk)

First interviews will take place with Jackie and an interview and a subsequent assessment day will be held with Discovery at the Bridgwater Head Office (date tbc)

 

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