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Team Managers – Waltham Forest Supported Living Services

Key Information

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Closing Date
1st September 2021
Waltham Forest
£32,257 per annum
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We are seeking to recruit 2 enthusiastic, motivated and committed Team Managers, with experience of working with adults with a learning disability and/or autism

These are exciting opportunities for experienced managers wanting to further utilise their skills in developing some newer and some long established Outward services, in consultation with the people who live in and use them. One of the services is an autism specialist service and all of Outward’s services have a strong reputation across North East London,  supporting people to live full and active lives, with support designed around each person’s personal ambitions and choices.

The successful candidates would each manage a small number of services, providing strong and person-centred leadership to teams who in turn will enable the people we support to learn new skills, develop independence and enable them to thrive and enjoy a good quality of life as active and valued members of their community.

About the roles

  • You will be required to build and maintain strong relationships and partnership approaches with people we support, families and involved professionals and stakeholders.
  • You will develop, coach and mentor positive and resilient staff teams to deliver high quality and personalised support
  • You will be responsible for ensuring support is delivered innovatively, flexibly and on a person centred basis to meet the needs and outcomes of the people supported.
  • You will be responsible for delivering the services within budget and within expected performance indicators including delivering on outcomes for the people supported
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the services are safe, effective, caring, well led, responsive and managed to meet CQC essential standards to a minimum of good service and with aim of achievement of outstanding.

About You

You will have significant management experience of working in a similar setting.

Ideally you will have as a minimum:

  • 3 years’ experience of delivering person centred support to people with a learning disability/autism
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience of managing a service for people with a learning disability/autism
  • You will be an excellent communicator liaising effectively with key stakeholders including the multi-disciplinary and health professionals, family carers and people we support.
  • You will have experience of staff management and the ability to lead, motivate and develop teams, ensuring staff are appropriately trained. You will be visible in the services and strive to model best practice and inspire support workers.
  • The ability to deliver creative and flexible services that make a positive difference to people’s lives, in accordance with individual support plans, the service specification and CQC requirements
  • You will be organised and have an eye for detail which ensures a consistent, transparent and professional services that people we support and professionals can depend on.
  • You will be able to easily interpret and apply policy into practice, including principles and practices of safeguarding adults at risk, budget management, Mental Capacity Act.
  • Leading by example, you will uphold the rights of people we support to be involved at all levels of decision making.
  • You will share our values and passion to engage, enable and empower people with learning disabilities or autism to lead the lives they want.
  • Knowledge of managing a budget is desirable

Employee Benefits

Outward has a comprehensive selection of benefits including:

  • 25 days Annual Leave excluding Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time)
  • Computing Scheme
  • Credit Union Scheme
  • Cycle-to-Work Scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Health Assured – Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eye care Vouchers
  • Flu Jab Reimbursement
  • Long Service Awards
  • Pension Scheme
  • Purchase Additional Annual Leave
  • Refer-a-Friend Scheme
  • Retirements
  • Loans (including season tickets and parking permit loans)
  • Blue Light Card

About Outward

Outward has been providing high-quality support and care services to vulnerable people for over 40 years. Set up by parents of children with a disability looking for alternatives to institutional care. Our aim is to support people to have genuine control over their lives, play an active role in the community, accept responsibilities and develop as individuals.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expect all staff to share this commitment. If the post you apply for involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services. This will be fully subsidised by Outward.

How to Apply

If you think you meet the requirements of the role then please submit an application by following the link below:

Closing Date for all Applications is 9am on 1st September 2021

Interviews will be held week beginning 6th September 2021

Outward is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.