Day Care Centre Manager

£26000 - £28000 per annum
19 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Emily Fovargue
Contract Type
Full Time
Barnsley Independent Alzheimers & Dementia Support (BIADS) is an organisation formed by Barnsley people to provide support to those who have any form of dementia and their families and friends.
BIADS are developing a day care centre which will be open seven days a week. The centre will provide a person-centred service offering enriching, meaningful and enjoyable opportunities for people with dementia. Their aim is to support social interaction and companionship, reduce loneliness, help maintain self confidence and to offer a range of enjoyable and stimulating activities that provide a focus to our service users’ days.

BIADS are now looking for the very best Day Care Centre Manager to join them in their exciting new venture offering dementia day care.

The successful candidate will be inspirational, dedicated and show initiative to be able to successfully set up and run their day care centre.

You will be passionate about providing high standards of care and creating an environment where the clients always come first. You will play a leading role in the final phase of opening the new day care centre including drafting and agreeing policies and procedures with the steering group, staff recruitment, agreeing rotas and shift patterns, managing enquiries from the public and the creation of a central booking system.

Once the centre is open, you will be responsible for setting and maintaining a kind and welcoming culture and environment for day care service users, adhering to the best principles of dementia support by offering personalised care within a community of centre service users and day care colleagues.
Other responsibilities of the role include
  • Maintaining a safe and supportive environment for all service users during their visits to the Centre
  • The development, implementation and promotion of organisational procedures that represent best practice
  • Developing local knowledge of needs and a network of contacts, with the objective of marketing the opportunities provided to referrers, funders and all other stakeholders.
  • Building up the numbers of people accessing our services at the Centre over time in line with BIADS’ business strategy
  • Resourcing services appropriately with the Day Care support worker team and volunteers
  • Developing the range of activities on offer during the day as well as complementary services
  • Undertaking initial home assessments required to ensure that their services are suitable for a prospective user
  • Respecting the personal choice lifestyles of colleagues, carers/service users and people with care needs, ensuring that equal opportunities principles are applied at all times

To be successful, you will hold at least three years’ experience in managing dementia/older people’s day care centre/care setting and a clear understanding of issues faced by people with dementia and their carers.

This is a full-time role based on a 37 hour working week. This includes working weekends. You will be rewarded with a salary of £26,000-£28,000 per year dependent on experience.

The closing date for this role is 1st July 2019 with interviews taking place 8th-10th July 2019.

If this sounds like the role for you, apply now!

You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps.
LOCATION: Barnsley
JOB TITLE: Day Care Centre Manager
SALARY & BENEFITS: £26,000-£28,000 dependent on experience
WORKING HOURS: 37 hours per week (including weekends)

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