Scheme Manager for Independent Living Scheme in Houghton Regis (This position has been filled)

Houghton Regis
1 year ago

Care is Central is looking for an ambitious Scheme Manager to manage our cutting-edge Independent Living Scheme All Saints View in Houghton Regis.

As Scheme Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day operational management and oversight of this new and expanding independent living scheme. You will ensure the service delivers person-centred, compassionate and effective care and ensure organisational and regulatory compliance at all times, including ensuring CQC care standards are met.
All Saints View is a rapidly growing and developing scheme which, in time, will provide a range of services to a wide customer base. As such you will work closely with the Service Manager and Head of Independent Living Services to meet the aspirations as this service grows and develops.
You will also need to work closely with our housing partners at Central Bedfordshire Council to assess new clients and to ensure a joined-up and holistic approach to service delivery, promoting a positive atmosphere and a can-do attitude.


Key Duties

-To maintain effective and regular oversight of the frontline care team to ensure a person-centred, flexible service is delivered that promotes privacy, dignity, independence and choice for those we support.
-To ensure that clients’ wishes and preferences are adhered to at all times including when and how they would like their care and support to be delivered

-To manage and maintain oversight of the service rota ensuring adequate staff cover with appropriately skilled and trained carers at all times

-To ensure clients have detailed, bespoke and person-centred care plans in place at all times that accurately reflect their current care needs and preferences, and that these are reviewed at regular intervals in line with company policy

-To effectively identify risks to clients and ensure appropriate mitigation measures are implemented to maintain their safety, welfare and wellbeing as far as is reasonably practicable, utilising external agencies and a multi-disciplinary approach where required.

-To ensure all care and support delivered is in line with the standards set by the Care Quality Commission and as outlined in our service specification

-To develop and maintain positive and trusting relations with clients’ families and wider circles of support and to encourage them to express their needs, views and concerns

-To maintain up-to-date and accurate databases across a range of platforms including the use of online digital systems, spreadsheets and others as required

-To lead on the recruitment process for the service

-To manage a growing team of dedicated care assistants.  This includes managing inductions, supervisions, training and monitoring attendance and sickness.

-As part of this role you will be expected to support our other independent Living Schemes across Central Bedfordshire as required.


-A minimum of one year working in a management position (Deputy manager, equivalent or above) in a CQC Registered service.
-Experience working in an independent living (extra care) service, domiciliary care service or similar.
-Experience carrying out needs-based assessments for clients aged 55 and over.
-Experience in managing safeguarding processes including raising notifications and leading on safeguarding enquiries.
-Experience writing and reviewing detailed and person-centred care plans and risk assessments.
-Experience managing and leading a team and managing service rotas.
-Strong written and verbal communication skills including the use of MS Software packages such as Word and Excel.
-Knowledge of relevant legislation and statutory frameworks including the Care Act, MCA and CQC requirements, and the ability to apply these within the setting.


About Care is Central

Our vision is to be the leading care provider for Central Bedfordshire. With a team of over 80 carers, working in seven independent living schemes in Ampthill, Sandy, Biggleswade, Leighton Buzzard, Houghton Regis, and Dunstable, we believe in delivering the very best possible care to those that need it and the very best opportunities for our care support workers. Enabling you to develop your career and get more out of your care job than just a pay check.

We truly support and value our employees offering a wealth of benefits, training packages, fast career progression and well-being support. Find out more at about working for us

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