Deputy Manager - Bedford - Kimbolton

Date Posted: 30+ days ago

Job Description

Job Description

Lifeways Group are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Deputy Manager to cover one of our residential services in Bedford.

You will provide management of clinical, development, operational, financial and administrative functions. To assist senior management in matters of strategic planning, Company standards and policies and procedures.

Full time - 40 hours

Must be a driver and have at least a Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care and be willing to study for Level 5 NVQ Health and Social Care.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure the referral process to provide efficient and timely screening of referrals for appropriateness, and to ensure effective and professional communication with referral and purchasing authorities about the services and other services in the group.
  • Ensure proper service delivery to users.
  • Support clinical consultation on all cases, as appropriate, or ensure availability of such consultation.
  • Provide rotational on-call emergency system and participate in delivery of on-call services as needed.
  • Assist other personnel with emergency coverage and crisis intervention support for all users as needed.
  • Organise people we support and staffing meetings with involved agencies and professional providers, as appropriate.
  • Maintain effective working relationships and communication with other social service and health care organisations and advocacy groups to ensure effective service delivery and public relations.
  • Complete the development and evaluation of training programmes for all carers and staff.
  • Manage the maintenance of current and complete client records and reports in accordance with company and regulatory standards.
  • Ensure effective risk assessments are completed and risk management plans are developed.
  • Arrange the recruitment of residential carers and support workers.
  • Ensure compliance with the Company quality assurance and improvement process and preferred practices, such as Quality Audit, user reviews, PCP’s, and CQC annual reports.

Organisational/Administrative related

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with all funding sources and regulatory agencies as appropriate.
  • Assure compliance with all contractual and regulatory requirements.
  • Assure efficient management information systems.
  • Assure compliance at regional level with Health & Safety regulations.
  • Raise to the attention of senior management serious risk management issues and participate in the development of plans of action.
  • Manage programme compliance with company policies and procedures and standards.
  • Assist senior management in matters related to strategic planning, product development, and establishment of standards and policies and procedures.
  • Participate in or assume responsibility for special projects as assigned.

We have vacancies in Supported Living and Residential services in Rushden. Mandatory vaccines in care homes have now been approved and will become a requirement from 11th November 2021. Applicants who have not had either vaccine will need to have their 1st one by 16th September in order to be fully vaccinated by the required date of the 11th November to be considered for this position. If successful, applicants will need to evidence their COVID-19 vaccinations as part of our compliance process

This is a great opportunity to develop your career in the care industry – if this sounds of interest, simply click Apply!


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