Therapy Services Manager

Home Group

  • Location:
    Hertfordshire
  • Salary:
    £42,450

Job Description

Therapy Services Manager

St Albans, Hertfordshire

Permanent

Full Time 37.5 hpw

Salary £42,450 - £55,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus On Call payment

Brilliant outcomes through integrated health, housing and care. That’s when it hits home.

At Home Group it’s critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our brilliant colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We're doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep you and our customers safe, we’ll engage with you digitally.    

We have a brilliant opportunity for you to join our Transforming Care team as our Therapy Services Manager (known internally by us as Clinical Registered Manager), leading our brand-new service in St Albans, Herts. You’ll be supporting eight of our wonderful customers, who are all young adults (aged under 25) living within their own flat within our beautiful communal house in St Albans.  Our customers have varying levels of learning disabilities with a huge amount of potential to develop their skills to be as enabled and independent as possible.  For some customers, their needs are more complex with both learning and physical challenges and will need support and reassurance to help them make that exciting first step to moving out of their family home to living independently on their own. 

We are currently in the process of renovating their home which is beautiful old building with a communal lounge for social, therapeutic and group activities, sparkly new office for the team and a big garden (which has lots of space to grow plants or veg if our customers fancy that!).  It will be all ready for our customers to move in by April 2021. 

As a compassionate and knowledgeable leader, you’ll develop the service to deliver high quality, cost effective and person-centred support in line with CQC Fundamental Standards and regulatory requirements. Don’t worry if you haven’t been a Registered Manager before as we’ll support you with this, you may instead have been a Therapy Service Lead or Manager or have other clinical managerial experience.  We’ll support you with the rest with our brilliant learning programmes!  This is an exciting opportunity to really shape this brand-new service, enabling our customers to live safe, fulfilling and independent lives!    

You’ll work with our wider multi-disciplinary team, including clinical colleagues and your team of Positive Behaviour Support Workers and Team Leaders, ensuring that high quality person-centred care is delivered in a safe, effective, caring and well-led way.  This will be in line with positive behavioural support and our Living Independently Feeling Enabled (LIFE) support practice model (we’ll tell you more about this when we meet you!).  You’ll ensure the highest levels of customer safety, supporting customers to live as independently as possible and integrate back into a community environment.

As an experienced clinician with either a Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health or Behavioural background, you’ll lead all activity within the service. You’ll recruit your new team and then deliver training and regular coaching to enhance their knowledge and skills, unleashing their potential so our customers always receive the highest standards of care!

You’ll report to Karen, our Head of Transforming Care who has a wealth of experience from her clinical and operational roles working across the NHS, Social Care and private sector.  She’s also a dual registered RNLD & RMN nurse and qualified in Applied Behavioural Analysis.  Outside of work you’ll find her keeping fit in dance aerobics classes, singing in a choir (which she’s just recently joined) and discussing the latest book as a member of a book club (we wonder what they’re reading at the moment?).

Want to know more?

If you’re not reading this advert on our careers’ pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You’ll be able to find out more about the role in our Clinical Registered Manager job description  and more about us in our Nicholas House information pack. We also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

Where and when you’ll work

You’ll work with our customers as they transition and move into their own home in St Albans, Hertfordshire, as well as supporting them in the community. Their home is on a lovely quiet road, with lots of shops, great bus routes and a train station nearby at St Albans – perfect for the commute or a day out! 

Will be providing 24 hr support to our customers which will be on a rolling rota, so you and your team will provide support covering evenings, weekends and bank holidays.  You’ll also be required to be on call. So, we need you to be flexible, but in return we’ll give you the time back that you need!

A bit about you

You’ll have an excellent understanding of the Transforming Care agenda, relevant regulatory policies and procedures, including fundamental standards and CQC regulations.  You’ll be brilliant at supporting and unleashing the potential of operational teams to work with customers through a person-centred approach, actively supporting skills development and team reflective practice.  

It would be fantastic if you have previous experience of working with customers who have learning disabilities, mental health conditions, and physical challenges as well as some experience in the practical application of Positive Behavioural Support.  If not, don’t worry as our experienced team are on hand to support you!  You’ll ideally be able to drive and have access to a car for work or be willing to use public transport working from other locations as required.   

An Enhanced Disclosure Check will also be required for this role and the costs of this will be met by us.

A bit about us

We’re one of the UK’s biggest providers of high-quality housing and care and support services.  We have a wealth of expertise in delivering a wide range of specialist and support services to people with complex health and social care needs.  Did we also mention, we’re number 10 in the UK’s Best Super Large Places to Work and 17th in Stonewall’s Top 100 employers?

How we’ll support you

It’s our unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off when you need it. Our focus is on delivering brilliant outcomes, not your working hours!

Through our brilliant learning pathways, we’ll support you with your own continual professional development (will pay for any relevant professional membership fees too) as well maintaining your professional registration through regular clinical supervision and reflective practice.

 The job for you?

Great, all you need to do now is upload a covering letter and your CV. Easy as that!  

We’re different at Home

We want you to be yourself here and value everything that makes you unique. So, whatever your race, sexuality, disability, religion, gender or even non-gender, we recognise and celebrate your differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work.

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENT:
If you have a disability we will try our best to make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to this post in the application / interview process due to a disability.