Medforce is currently seeking a Social Person in Charge in Co. Kilkenny & Co. Kildare, Ireland. The primary purpose of this role is to ensure the oversight of Community compliance with all regulatory and statutory requirements as well those requirements arising under service agreements with relevant bodies.
A key function of the role is to guide, monitor, and lead the community staff team. They are responsible for motivating the staff team as well as inspiring positive communication within the team so that they can work together toward achieving goals and as directed by the designated leader.
Main purpose of the role:
To uphold the Community ethos and values in the role of principle person responsible for the day to day management of the Community. Ensuring the Community provides residential and person-centered support where individuals supported by the Community enjoy an environment that is safe and provides an excellent quality of life where individuals achieve their ambitions. Working with staff and coworkers to develop and plan all aspects of the service that promote quality for both services users and coworkers meeting Health Information & Quality Authority standards. Providing leadership to the Community and line management to those working within the Community. Ensuring the Community operates effectively and sustainably, building on Camphill’s ethos to offer an inspiring model of social enterprise and community building involving disabled adults. This job description describes the roles and responsibilities as currently envisaged.
Character: Each candidate must be of attested good character and maintain that status during the period of employment.
Health: Candidates must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of the ability to render regular and efficient service. In order to satisfy this qualification any applicant may be required to provide a fitness to work report from their GP.
- A minimum of a Level 7 on the QQI Framework – BA in Social Care Studies, Social Care Management or equivalent relevant qualification in Health or Social Care.Post graduate qualification ideally in Social Care Management or Management Qualification.
- Candidates must possess the competencies and skills appropriate to working with persons with an intellectual disability.
- At least 3 years of senior supervisory/management experience at a similar level of responsibility including demonstrative experience strategic planning.
- At least 5 years’ experience in the health/social care or voluntary sector
Duties & Responsibilities:
- The Person in Charge will:
- Governance and Leadership
- • Report regularly to the national Senior Management Team (SMT) on the functioning of, and developments, within the Community.
- • Provide strategic advice and guidance to the SMT and Regional Manager in respect of the Community’s business.
- • Provide leadership to the Community and line management to those working within the management group ensuring they have the skills, knowledge, resources and motivation to fulfill their responsibilities and are able to similarly manage and support members of their work group.
- • Direct and control the work and resources of the Community collaboratively in accordance with the business plan and agreed policies and procedures of the Community.
- • Ensure the Community maintains excellent working relationships with the HSE and the requirements of its Service Agreement.
- That it complies with HIQA standards.
- • Be accountable for the overall provision of service, work collaboratively and ensure all staff are fully supported to carry out their responsibilities, inclusive of a Designated Centre, Supported Living Accommodation and a Day Service.
- • To ensure that ‘no tolerance’ to abuse is the prevailing culture underpinning service and supports to people.
- • Ensure the highest quality service is delivered in a way that is aligned to Camphill’s ethos and values ensuring the Community has appropriate and up to date policies and procedures in place to meet regulatory requirements.
- • Effectively manage change; develop, implement and review business plans annually following consultation with coworkers, and residents.
- • Ensure there is effective record-keeping, monitoring, reviewing and reporting in order to support the effective and orderly functioning of the Community and fulfill the reporting requirements of funders, regulators, and the SMT. •Have overall responsibility for the management of risk throughout the Community ensuring health and safety standards are met at all times. Ensure the Community provides a safe, secure, and good quality of life for those living and supported by the Community.
- • Ensure the Community investigates and respond to complaints, including adult and child protection concerns, in line with organizational policies and procedures.
- • Ensure a high quality of life for individuals in the community, clarity of goals and aims through good quality assessments, person centered (personal) plans, health promotion, reviews, support plans (care plans) and personal risk assessments as appropriate.
- • Enable and support residents to have choice and control in their lives, develop citizenship and maintain relationships with friends and families including accessing advocates and other professional support as maybe appropriate.
- • Have an excellent knowledge of the registered care and Supporting People standards.
- • Work collaboratively with other community organizations, innovation programmes and national initiatives to provide new opportunities to people supported in day and residential settings.
- Salary: €53,000 with €3904 on call allowance.
- Generous Annula Leave
- Sick Pay
- Full Time
- Career Education/Progression
To apply for this position, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org