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Frontline Manager - learning disabilities
Wrexham

Job reference: 000527

Location: Wrexham

Closing date: 29/01/2021

Salary: £24,335.53

Employment type: Full-time

Are you currently a Team Leader or Senior Support Worker looking for your next move? Do you have experience supporting people who have a learning disability? Join us as Front Line Manager to lead a team supporting four adults as they move into their new homes.

The people you and your team will support have diagnoses of mild to moderate learning difficulties, autism, communication delay, health conditions and complex needs.

They need their staff to be resilient, fun, understanding, hardworking, consistent, confident and caring. They require a wide range of support with personal care, managing medication and finances, supporting them to get out and about, maintain relationships with family and friends, enjoy their hobbies and learn new skills.

You'll lead a team of fifteen Support Workers, encouraging and mentoring them, completing supervisions and appraisals and ensuring staff have all the training and resources they need. You'll work with your team to keep support fresh, creative and genuinely person-centred.

Of course there will be the practical details such as overseeing the rota, completing risk assessments and support plans. You will be responsible for the service budget, and ensuring the site is fully compliant with all regulatory requirements as well as our internal processes.

You’ll develop constructive relationships with external professionals, social work teams, families, and the local community.

You'll have overall responsible for ensuring any staff vacancies are filled promptly, working with our internal recruitment team.

You will also be part of the area on-call system

What we need from you

You will have experience of supporting vulnerable people, ideally those with a learning disability. You will have managed a team and if not already registered with CIW, register within 6 months of being appointed. Ideally you will have some knowledge of care legislation within Wales and the requirements of CIW.

You’ll be creative in your thinking and your approach to staff, the people we support and their families, able to inspire and motivate.

You'll need to be well-organised, with a good understanding of budgeting, and be IT-literate.

You must be a driver with your own transport, as you will travel regularly between Wrexham services, as well as to meetings, conferences and training.


About us

MacIntyre is a national charity which supports over 1,200 people with a learning disability and/or autism.

We were founded in 1966 by the visionary parent of a child with disabilities and have been growing steadily ever since.

We celebrate and develop everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.


Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:

  • Six weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays
  • Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
  • MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
  • Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)  


Training and Development

At Macintyre we fully support your training and development. We know it can be daunting to start a new job, and not everyone learns the same way, so throughout your probation we will provide you with a mixture of eLearning, face-to-face training and mentoring support whilst on the job.

But it doesn't stop there - throughout your career with us you will have access to our own dedicated in house Learning and Development team, Quality Specialists and HR Teams. These teams, along with your Area Manager, will provide you with opportunities to learn and develop professionally as well as enabling and supporting you to achieve professional qualifications and career progression opportunities - all free of charge.

How to apply

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

Alternatively if you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on 01908 357 016 and we will send an application form to you.


Safer Recruitment and Diversity statement

MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

To work in the Social Care sector in Wales it is now a requirement to be registered with Social Care Wales. If you currently hold registration you are able to change the employer stated on your registration once you start working for us. If you do not hold registration you are able to commence work with us once appropriate pre-employment checks are made but you are required to obtain registration with Social Care Wales within 6 months of starting your role. We will support you in working towards this, more information can be found on the Social Care Wales website.

MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.

 

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