An Excellent Opportunity…
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
In Day services, we support adults 18+ with a physical disability, learning disability, autism and challenging behaviour to access and participate in a wide range of day centre and community based activities whether it is educational, vocational or recreational.
You will be accountable for leading a diverse client group, ensure the wellbeing of service users, giving adequate support to maximise their dignity, choice and independence.
The role also includes working closely with customers’ families and carers to enable individuals to access meaningful activities, develop social and life skills that will enable them to make choices and take control of their lives.
You will need to demonstrate leadership, flexibility, enthusiasm, initiative and resilience, for what is often a very demanding but rewarding vocation. Demonstrate knowledge and experience of managing people with challenging behaviour and proven skills in evaluating and monitoring service user’s progress is essential for this role.
The post holder will be required to work as part of the management team within Direct Services and to work on expansion of accreditation across services with other team leaders.
If you have the right values for our organisation, you will be supported by a programme of continuous training and development.
- Ability to lead, manage and develop a large and diverse service
- QCF Level 5 diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care or Equivalent qualification
- Management experience in social care/ Day services settings
Closing Date: 23 May 2021 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.
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