Registered Manager

Sense Scotland

  • Sector: Care
  • Location: Helensburgh
  • £27,819 to £31,817 per annum
  • Hours: Full Time Permanent
  • Contact: Recruitment
  • Reference: 5830

For 30 years Sense Scotland has been working with people who have communication support needs and believes everyone should have a choice in how they live their life. People we work with include those who have sensory impairment, deafblindness, autism, learning or physical disabilities and healthcare support needs.

Ardlui House in Helensburgh provides short breaks in a safe, fun and stimulating environment. The service caters for children and young people who have communication difficulties, complex health, physical or learning disabilities, sensory impairment and ASD. Breaks can range from 1 night to 2 weeks and will include activities planned to the young persons individual needs. The service is registered to support individuals from birth to 24 years old in age appropriate groups.

An new opportunity has arisen within our Children and Young Person’s service in Helensburgh for a Registered Manager.  We are looking for flexible, creative individuals who are enthusiastic about supporting Children and Young People in a residential setting.

We are currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Registered Manager who is committed to ensuring that people using services enjoy the highest quality of support. The successful candidate will also be part of the organisation’s broader management team and will contribute to organisational and practice development. The successful candidate will be ambitious and self-motivated.

Sense Scotland has an extensive package of staff training and terms and conditions for staff to support them in their role.

Key Responsibilities Include:
Ensuring that individuals are assessed appropriately and that resources are available to staff
Ensuring that individuals’ outcome based support plans are in place, that they reflect assessed needs, are implemented into practice and regularly reviewed and updated to reflect day to day changes
Maintaining staffing rotas considering peoples’ needs and preferences any ensuring the effective deployment of staff to provide the optimum use of staff skills and knowledge
Compliance with organisational policies and procedures and all legal requirements and agreed standards for the service including; Staffing, training, whistle-blowing and managing risk;
Ensuring proper record-keeping
Staff supervision and appraisal
Ensuring that people supported in the service, their parents, carers and staff have the opportunity to contribute as appropriate to the evaluation of the service, and that they are involved in setting and achieving clear goals aimed at improving the service.  Also, that reports outlining the performance of the service are made available to all stakeholders
Maintaining records required in statute and by the Care Inspectorate, the purchaser and Sense Scotland in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act
Ensuring that Sense Scotland core values, the principles of the National Health and Social Care Standards and the SSSC Codes of Practice are reflected within the service
Carrying out a process of regular audit to ensure that all staff have access to all mandatory and service specific training within the agreed time scales
Values and Commitment
Our vision is for the people we work with to live meaningful and independent lives in a world which supports them to achieve their own ambitions.

We work to and are committed to our Core Values. These values are derived from families and enshrine the organisation’s ethos and guide the actions of all staff.  Sense Scotland’s values in practice mean we will:

To be open and honest
To recognise individual worth
To build relationships through trust
To act on the basis of individual aspirations and needs
To be accountable for our actions
Our service can offer exciting opportunities and a good career path for the right individual. Access to extensive face to face and online training as well as team development will be offered.  In return we will need you to be motivated, a good team player, sensitive to the needs of individuals, families and colleagues and come with a positive can do attitude, with a sensible approach to keeping people safe. A willingness to learn and a positive approach to making every day count in the work that we do is essential.

Sense Scotland offers an extensive range of employee benefits including;Ongoing training and development, generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, family friendly policies, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, death in service benefit and free and Perkbox membership.

Successful Applicants Must:

Hold SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 8/9 (or other speciality recognised by the SSSC for registration purposes)
Hold an award in management that is certificated at or above SCQF Level 8 or above e.g. SVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services 4
Be able to gain registration with the SSSC within the timescale required
Be able to register with the Care Inspectorate as the named Registered Manager for the service
Have practical experience working directly with people with complex support needs
Have a working knowledge of current statutory requirements, Health and Social Care standards, registration requirements and the SSSC Codes of Practice
Be able to give clear and concise verbal and written reports
Be able to work to deadlines and targets and to solve problems and think creatively
Be able to manage, motivate and support staff teams on an ongoing basis and through periods of change
Have experience in developing and maintaining a staffing rota that reflects the needs of the people supported and contractual obligations
Be able to demonstrate an ability and knowledge of management strategies
Be able to demonstrate an ability to manage an agreed budget
Be able to assess and manage risk
Have a practical understanding of safer recruitment practices
Have experience of using quality monitoring tools
Have the ability to understand complex information and act on it
Be able to respond to concerns and complaints from families and external agencies
Be available to work flexible hours and provide on call support when required, including evenings, weekends, public holidays. (On-call is shared and pre-planned)
Be able to communicate through signing (desirable)
Experience of supporting children and young people with complex needs.
Possess IT skills
Hold a full driving licence (desirable)

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