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 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
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
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