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Team Manager

Team Manager, Supported Living, Autism Specialist
Full-time - 38 hours per week
Permanent
Salary: Between £31,938 - £36,196 PA dependent on qualification, skills and experience
Location: Hackney, London


We are recruiting for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed Team Manager, with extensive experience of working with adults with a learning disability/autism and complex needs.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager wanting to further utilise their skills in setting up a new service, recruiting and coaching a new and enthusiastic staff team and embedding high standards from the outset.


You will be managing a brand new supported living service located in Hackney consisting of 5 self-contained flats designed to support the skills building needed to increase the independence of people with autism and/or learning disabilities and behaviours of concern.

Responding to the Transforming Care agenda this new service is providing a real opportunity for people who may have been in previously unsuitable/unstable housing, or in hospital settings, to have their own flat with support that enables them to thrive and enjoy a good quality of life, as active and valued members of their community.


Outward's autism and PBS specialist services have a strong reputation across North East London, where we support people to live full and active lives, with support designed around the person's personal ambitions and choices.

Supported by Outward's Positive Behaviour Support Lead, you will create a culture scaffolded by Positive Behaviour and Active Support values and practice with physical and social environments that are personalised and supportive, teaching people new skills and ways of communicating which reduces behaviours of concern.


The role


, You will assess new referrals and develop and manage comprehensive transition, move-in, support & risk plans.
, You will be required to build and maintain strong relationships and partnership approach with families and involved professionals and stakeholders.


, You will develop, coach and mentor a positive and resilient team of support workers and deputies to deliver high quality and personalised support and embed a culture of positive behaviour support.


, You will be responsible for ensuring support is delivered innovatively, flexibly and on a person centred basis to meet the needs and outcomes of the people supported.


, You will be responsible for delivering the service within budget and within expected performance indicators including delivering on outcomes for the people supported
, You will be responsible for ensuring the service is safe, effective, caring, well led, responsive and managed to meet CQC essential standards to a minimum of good service and with aim of achievement of outstanding.


About You


, You will have significant management experience of working in a similar setting.


Ideally you will have as a minimum:
, Experience of delivering person centred support to people with a learning disability/autism and complex needs including behaviours of concern.
, Experience of managing a service for people with a learning disability/autism and complex needs including behaviours of concern
, Hold a qualification in Positive Behaviour Support Coaching (BILD accredited), NAPPI level 2 (or equivalent) or a willingness to gain the qualifications within 3 months of employment.


, You will have experience of staff management and the ability to lead, motivate and develop a large team, ensuring staff are appropriately trained.

You will be visible in the service and strive to model best practice and inspire support workers.
, You will be able to think creatively and be adaptable in approaches, with experience of implementing emergency management guidance to support staff.
, Experience of carrying out needs assessments and creating support and risk management plans for people with behaviours of concern.

And be committed to include the person, and their circle of support at all times.
, A commitment to providing high quality, personalised active support
, You will be organised and have an eye for detail which ensures a consistent, transparent and professional services that people we support and professionals can depend on.


, You will be able to easily interpret and apply policy into practice, including principles and practices of safeguarding adults at risk, budget management, Mental Capacity Act.


, Leading by example, you will uphold the rights of people we support to be involved at all levels of decision making.


, You will share our values and passion to engage, enable and empower people with autism or a learning disability to lead the lives they want.


Benefits


Outward has a comprehensive selection of benefits, please visit our website www.outward.org.uk for further details.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expect all staff to share this commitment.

As the post involves working with adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services.

This will be fully subsidised by Outward.


If you think you have the necessary skills and the right attitude for the role please click 'Apply' to be redirected to Outward Housing's recruitment site.


Closing Date for all Applications is Friday, 4th December 2020


Interviews will be held week beginning 14th December 2020


Outward is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.