Unit Manager
Ref: CYG12364

  • Location
  • Kirkside House, 1 Spen Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EJ
  • Salary
  • £29,000 per annum
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 30/01/2021

    Unit Manager

    We are looking for a professional, ambitious and confident Unit Manager to provide effective management of a team, which involves motivating, coaching, managing performance and auditing the quality of care as well as ensuring a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of our residents first.

    Kirkside House is a residential service providing outcome focused care for adults with learning disabilities, who may have behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs.


    In this role you will:

    • Take the lead and direct management of shifts and support the senior management team in operational delivery of the service
    • Undertake formal supervision of support workers and support induction for new workers
    • Offer enhanced care with a flexible learning approach for all our residents - Provide guidance and encouragement to residents through physical and emotional support
    • Assist residents with medical, hygiene and welfare needs and complete relevant administration and reports as required regarding medication or safeguarding
    • Maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment for our residents to live in, which will involve undertaking some domestic duties and complying with policies and procedures 
    • Learn about residents specific needs to ensure the highest standard of care is delivered for each individual
    • Provide enhanced support and clinical outcomes for residents, working collaboratively with the in house MDT
    • Achieve, maintain and develop quality of care under the Health and Social Care regulations and provide evidenced based practice upon CQC regulatory requirements
    • Contribute to the maintenance of an open and transparent culture of support and leadership
    • Be required to attend reviews, professional meetings and contribute to outcomes based practice when required


    We're looking for people who have:

    • Excellent communication and leadership skills and the ability to be a good team player- Previous leadership and management experience is essential (min 1 year)
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Management initiative is essential
    • Astute safeguarding practice and ability to make critical decisions
    •  A genuine desire to make a real difference in people’s lives - A strong, flexible mental aptitude and an ability to cope with the physical demands of the role
    • Strong emotional resilience and critical thinking skills
    • Flexibility to work shift patterns including weekends and days
    • Values and principles in line with company values
    • Demonstrable evidence of managing staff teams


    In return we’ll offer you:

    • Full training and Induction
    • An opening to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Regular coaching & appraisal
    • Expert supervision & peer support
    • Employee discount savings & “Cycle to Work” scheme
    • Recruitment referrals
    • Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice
    • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks


    For more of our benefits, please visit: https://cygnetjobs.co.uk/benefits/

    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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