Currently a Team Leader or Senior Support Worker looking for your next move within care?
Want to work for an Award winning charity who support people with learning disabilities? We have a fantastic opportunity now open for a Front Line Manager to lead a team supporting four individuals move into their new homes.
These individuals have diagnoses of mild to moderate learning difficulties, autism, communication delay, health conditions and complex needs. They require 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 access the community, learn new skills , maintain relationships with family and friends, adapt current skills and live a life that makes sense to them
What makes this a great job? Well it’s partly the people we support. And it’s partly the team spirit and sheer pride in their jobs you’ll find in your staff.
You will be Leading your team of fifteen Support Workers, encouraging and mentoring them, completing supervisions and appraisals and ensuring staff have all the training and resources they need.
The team strives always to keep our support fresh, new and genuinely person-centred, and you will be key to this.
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 home 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 also have overall responsible for ensuring any staff vacancies are filled promptly, working with our supportive internal recruitment team.
It is also important to note: our successful Front Line Manager will also be part of the on call system so you will need to have a flexible approach.
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.
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 both to staff and the people we support, able to inspire and motivate. Our Front Line Manager will also have the ability to empathise and work with families and help build their confidence in us right from the start.
Other qualities that makes a good Front Line Manager will be the ability to budget, work under their own initiative, be reliable and flexible as you may need to cover sickness etc at short notice.
You must be a driver with your own transport which is insured for business use, as you will travel regularly between Wrexham services , as well as to regular meetings, conferences and training.
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 e-learning, 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 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.
MacIntyre provides a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications, free of charge.
Pay and Rewards
We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:
30 days’ annual leave including statutory public holidays (pro rata for part-time roles)
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)
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.
Please note: we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don’t delay, apply today.
MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting 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.
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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.
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