Stockport CP is delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to join a well-regarded local disability charity rated as Good with CQC in each of the 5 key lines of enquiry areas. We provide invaluable, tailored support to adults, young people and children living with disabilities within Stockport & surrounding areas. We work closely with service users and their parents/carers to offer a range of activities designed to maintain and improve the quality of life for individuals by broadening experiences and developing networks in their local and surrounding area.
As a Day Service Officer, reporting directly to the Head of Day Services, you will have responsibility for managing, developing and deploying a team of Support Workers who will provide activity sessions within a defined building base and a variety of outside leisure group activities for disabled service users aged 18+ with complex needs. This will include planning and delivering a service that supports service users in a wide range of building and leisure group-based activities of their choice and that meet their assessed need.
In addition, you will have responsibility for ensuring high standards of support to enable disabled service users to lead a full and active life, including taking a lead on creating a broad range of stimulating and high quality group activities as well as assisting in developing and responding to the changing demands of service users, Government legislation, local authority policies and best practice. The successful candidate will also be the Medication Lead for the Society, experience for this aspect of the role is not essential as full training will be given.
With a minimum of 2 years’ experience of health and/or social care services working within the field of disabilities and proven experience of managing staff including providing staff supervision and day to day monitoring, candidates must hold or be willing to work towards NVQ 4 in Health and Social Care and have an understanding and experience of the completion of risk assessments to meet the needs of group and individual service users.
What you will get in return:
• Comprehensive induction and ongoing training programme
• 22 days holiday (rises with service) plus an additional bank holiday allowance
• Health Care cash plan (qualifying period applies)
• Cycle to Work Scheme (qualifying period applies)
• Retail Discounts (qualifying period applies)
We welcome applications from disabled people and any disabled person who meets the minimum criteria is guaranteed an interview. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.
Closing date: Noon, 29th May