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Slough - Unit Manager Breakaway

Slough - Unit Manager Breakaway

  • Location

    Slough, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £40 - £42 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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This role has the responsibility of providing a child focused respite unit for vulnerable children with learning difficulties and disabilities. Our newly refurbished unit provides six bedrooms for overnight stays for children and also provides a service during the day. Our unit has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted.

Main Accountabilities

  • To be the Registered Manager of a respite care unit.
  • To manage and enable senior, ancillary and care staff to carry out their work in line with best practice objectives, to a high standard, in compliance with SCST's policies and procedures.
  • To manage within given budgets whilst ascertaining, controlling and monitoring costs.
  • To manage a respite care unit for children with learning difficulties and disabilities in accordance with Ofsted standards within the specific plans, strategies, and procedures of the Education & Children's Services Directorate.
  • To ensure that service users are cared for to a high standard and are offered the opportunity to enhance their quality of life within the values and procedures and all legislation.
  • To ensure that all potential service users are assessed prior to their entering the unit, so that the unit can place them appropriately and best meet their needs as soon as they enter the service.
  • To ensure that all service users have an up to date care plan, which is regularly monitored and reviewed in line with standards.
  • To ensure a proper relationship between the care planning process and individual risk assessments and other essential records in compliance with the Health and Safety Legislation and National Minimum Standards.
  • To ensure that there is a regular consultation process that involves service users and their parents/carers in the decisions that affect their lives and to demonstrate commitment and review progress in improving service user satisfaction.
  • To take complaints seriously and to ensure that service users and their parents/carers are aware of and have access to 'The Complaints Procedure' as laid down by the Department.
  • To ensure that the needs and wishes of all service users and their parents/carers are ascertained and respected bearing in mind ethnic, religious, cultural, disability, gender and sexual orientation factors. This will include a programme of impact assessments to reflect equality issues.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.