The deputy manager assists the registered home manager in key areas of the day-to-day running of the residential care home. As well as carrying out duties designated by the manager, you will be required to delegate duties to the support team. As a senior member of the team, you will promote good practice at all times and act as a positive role model.
This role would suit someone who has a great understanding of working in a care home. Previous experience as a senior or a team leader would be advantageous. We have a range of management courses to support personal development, development of skills and abilities.
- Providing support to the people we support in a way that is respectful, promotes dignity and independence.
- Assisting with the day-to-day supervision and management of the care home.
- Contributing to the assessment, planning and implementation of person-centred care plans.
- Facilitate good communication and decision making between the people we support, their families and the support team.
- Assisting with recruitment requirements of the service or home.
- Management of support and development of staff.
- Responsible for the proper maintenance of reports and records.
I love my job because I get to support the people we support to be as independent as they possibly can achieve, and it makes a big difference to their lives and mine. I am proud to work along side wonderful people we support and staff.
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