Are you looking for a change of direction?
Are you looking for a career with ongoing professional development?
Are you looking to inspire others?
Are you looking to help others to achieve their ambitions?
If the answer is YES then this is the role for you and we want to hear from you.
Reaching for Independence is a dynamic short-term service which promotes independence, self-confidence, and positive wellbeing.
We build on an individuals’ strengths, aspirations, and goals by developing strategies and with the use of assistive technology we can broaden their options. We work closely with individuals and their families to achieve the goals that are important to the person, such as independent living skills, employment, education and being part of their community.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a developing service which supports individuals with short or long-term conditions to promote, develop and sustain their independence and enable individuals
in all aspects of daily living such as:
- The use of Assistive Technology,
- Health and wellbeing.
- Building on individuals’ strengths, aspirations and goals is at the heart of Reaching For Independence.
The post holder will be responsible for leading, developing and managing the service on a day-to-day basis under the direction of the Enabling Manager. You will be responsible for the line management of staff including supervision, appraisal and identifying training and development needs.
You will offer support and guidance to staff on an individual basis so that they are skilled and empowered to contribute to meet the person’s outcomes and goals. You will be assessing the needs of individuals to enable you to complete Care Act compliant reviews.
To succeed in this role, you will have to evidence experience of leading and managing service delivery and developing a diverse staff team in similar services and settings, good observational, recording and communication skills. This will assist in the delivery of good quality assessments which will highlight any ongoing support that may be required. You will need to be dynamic, resilient, forward thinking, and able to work in a changing environment.
A key requirement of the role is to build and maintain effective relationships with individuals, parents, carers, providers, commissioners and the wider community.
Working in Adult Social Care you will:
- Work with colleagues who are passionate about improving the lives of people we work with in our communities.
- Be part of a strong, professional organisation and play an active role within a supportive team.
- Have access to attractive terms and conditions, including membership of Local Government Pension schemes.
- Be working for an employer with a real commitment to Equal Opportunities and inclusivity in the workplace.
There will be a requirement to deputise for the Manager in their absence.
If you are dedicated to enabling people to live their best life and believe you have what we are looking for, we want to hear from you! If you wish to discuss further, please contact:
Vicki Tanner: 07813019731- South Hams
Rebecca Stone: 07814074539- Teignbridge
- We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
- The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
- This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
- Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
- Happy to Talk Flexible Working.
- For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
- This role requires a DBS disclosure.
- OrganisationDevon County Council
- Work LocationSouth HamsDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health
- Salary Details
£24,432 - £27,514 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull Time
37 hours per week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required