At Claremont House, we specialise in both short-term and long-term care for people with a dementia diagnosis, aiming to help our residents stay independent, safe and secure in our protected environment. All our staff are specially trained to work with residents whose diagnosis of dementia means that they need extra support and understanding. We offer security and safety in a home-from-home environment.
You will be required to work flexibly on a rota basis, including weekends and Public Holidays.
To apply for this job you must be an employee of Kirklees Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date - and have successfully completed your probationary period. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.
The earliest start will be 7am and the latest finish 10pm, although you may be required to work outside of these times according to service need.
You will be part of a team consisting of other Deputy Managers, an Administrator and a large staff team consisting of Support Workers, Domestic Assistants, a Handyperson and Catering staff, and will deputise for the manager when required.
You will also be part of a larger multi-disciplinary team working in partnership with health staff assessors and the independent sector. You will be working with service users who may have restricted mobility and/or challenging behaviour.
Leadership skills are vital as you will lead and have a presence within the establishment promoting excellent care practice.
You will also have:
- Experience in a relevant care setting and awareness of current quality care practices and the care standards which are currently applied.
- Health and social care or care qualification.
- Evidence of having provided excellent adult social care service.
- Experience of managing staff and resources including operating administrative procedures e.g. staff rotas.
- Ability to demonstrate literacy skills to write reports and maintain service user records.
- Commitment to undertake training and personal development to update knowledge, skills and competence.
- Ability to work flexibly, working shifts including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
- Understanding of standards governing service provision.
- Awareness of, and commitment to, implementing Health and Safety requirements at work.
- Knowledge of other agencies and their contribution to service delivery.
- Awareness of issues and conditions pertaining to specific user group.
- Ability to make appropriate decisions and take responsibility for the establishment in the absence of the Manager.
- Ability to co-ordinate the preparation, implementation and review of Support Programmes which provide appropriate support for service users.
Following an offer of appointment you will be required to undertake a standard medical screening and any other medical screening as determined by the Occupational Health Unit appropriate to occupational risk.