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Greenwood Services Assistant Manager

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care, Education, Skills and Learning
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Full time
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About us

The Greenwood Day Services comprises the Learning Disability Day Service and the Mental Health day Service at the Greenwood Centre. The services aim to care and support clients to build a sustainable future in the community. We support clients and their family members/ carers to initially build a routine and structure that works for their lives, that ensures the client’s health needs are met but also seeks to meet the individual aspirations and values of the client within and beyond the centre.

The role

The Greenwood Day Services Assistant Manager will alongside the services manager, manage the Learning Disability and Mental Health Day Services to develop a person centred and creative environment for the growth of our beneficiaries. The Assistant manager alongside the services manager, will support the services to better meet Camden’s strategic aims within the community – the “Living a good life” pathway within the learning disability community and the Community framework approach within mental health services

To support the manager to develop and manage Day Services at Greenwood to provide strengths-based opportunities for people with a wide range of Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Needs

Alongside the manager, to provide leadership to staff to empower people to take control of their lives and, make full use of the local community, to meet developmental and recovery goals and outcomes.

To plan and support staff in the provision of high-quality support to adults with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, including physical and emotional support and personal care.

In this role you will support the management of travel arrangements for adults who use services. You will also be required to liaise closely with the management teams for CLDS, CYPDS, CMHT to ensure the services meet strategic commissioning priorities.

The ideal candidate in this role will take responsibility for specific areas of the service as delegated by the Service Manager. You will deputise for the Service Manager, as required.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS

About you

You will need/require an NVQ Level 3 – Care/ Management or equivalent qualification for this role

You will be able to demonstrable knowledge of The Care Act 2014 and how it relates to strengths-based/recovery practice.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to embedding strengths-based practice in services. You will need to understand the economic position in social care and the drive for efficiency.

This role requires an understanding of providing services in a political environment. You will have knowledge of issues facing people with learning disabilities and mental health.

You will have the ability to lead, motivate and manage others’ performance by a range of methods, including coaching.

The ideal candidate will feel a commitment to want to develop the service and meet future needs

You will be required to coordinate, plan and run activities

You possess the ability and skills to record information and write concise reports and monitor the quality of those written by others

You will have the ability to undertake moving of people, following training in safe manual handling

This role will require experience of a senior role in services for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs. Also experience of supervising and managing, stakeholder management and manging resources is

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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