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Deputy Manager - Supported Living

£26,475 per annum salary dependent on skills and experience
Bognor Regis
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

  • Are you an experienced carer looking for your next career move?

  • Are you passionate about supporting and inspiring people we support to live their lives, their way?

  • Do you want a career that is fulfilling and fun, where you can realise your full potential?

The Aldingbourne Trust are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic Deputy Manager to join our friendly team at our Supported Living Project in central Bognor Regis. 

The role will be split between office-based and supporting tenants to live their lives, their way, so flexibility is key. You will assist the Manager in the daily running of the project, assisting the leading of a team that is responsive to the people that we support.  Enthusiasm and flexibility are needed in the role, and we welcome anyone who is able to bring new and exciting ideas to the project. 

Our tenants live in their own flats in the community with individual tenancies and we help them manage their day-to-day lives and realise their dreams. We proudly supported varied abilities; most need support with cooking, cleaning, and completing their household chores, we offer assistance and guidance with day to day tasks, such as managing their money and budgeting, menu planning, and shopping. Others may need support with personal care and medication and some need behavioral support. 

We support our tenants to access the wider community offering experiences and making memories including trips theatre, concerts, festivals to name but a few. Part of your role is to actively encourage tenants to pursue their dreams, whether that is a Mediterranean Cruise, trip to Butlins or a parachute jump, and welcome anyone with a sense of adventure, and lots of passion!

You will support and work as a team with staff, tenants, care, and other agencies to ensure that the emotional, medical and material needs of tenants are recognised, assessed, and met and to enable each tenant to achieve their full potential. The post holder will be required to work some shift work and this will be over a 7 day peried, you will offer flexibility at short notice,  you may be asked to provide support / cover within their admin time.

Duties Include

  • To deputise for the Manager and assist with team management and the administration of the services, e.g. organise rotas, maintain staff sickness and holiday records, petty cash, etc.
  • Ensuring people with learning disabilities understand their rights and responsibilities and are supported to undertake an active role in making decisions about their support.

  • To meet the requirements of regulatory authorities to ensure the project maintains its status as a supported living and domiciliary agency.

  • To work as part of the rota and be prepared to carry out sleep-in duties, early or late shifts, or weekends as required.

  • Assist and support tenants with personal care, which can range from prompting to physical assistance (e.g. bathing, hair washing, shaving and where appropriate incontinence). Tenants may need support with stoma care, cream application and support with diabetes.

  • Assist and support tenants with their health and medication needs for instance by prompting or administering medication or assisting tenants to attend routine appointments (e.g. chiropodist, dentist, GP).

  • Support all staff to meet all CQC requirements & relevant legislation

  • Taking responsibility for implementing health and safety procedures and ensuring records are maintained, e.g., fire safety, first aid, risk assessments, etc.

  • Contribute to new ideas & projects to achieve successful implementation

  • Recognise and implement safeguarding procedures, which includes whistleblowing when appropriate.

  • To work effectively with the Project Manager and Head of Support in reviewing, planning and developing the service.

  • Identify & manage any conflict, deal with any concerns/complaints in a professional & timely manner.

We believe working here is very special and rewarding, our benefits include:

  • Great work/life balance

  • Competitive holiday allowance 25 day increasing after 5 years

  • Family friendly support, Life Assurance, Pension, Employee Assistance programme,

  • Staff discount at our Aldingbourne Country Centre in the Cafe/Gift Shop

  • Discounted gym memberships

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Eye care voucher / Flu Vaccination