Social Care Leader

Day Centre Manager – Social Care

Medforce are proud to be working with a leading organisation in Ireland that works with local communities providing dementia specific services and advocating for the rights of people affected by dementia to quality supports and services.

A national non-profit organisation, my client is person centred, rights-based and grassroots led with the voice of the person with dementia and their carer at its core.

This is a permanent role with 37.5 hours a week and NO weekend work.

To be successful in this role you will need experience in caring for the person with dementia. You will be required to have experience in Human Resource Management, Financial management, Quality standards and risk management. You will need good communication skills, be open and enthusiastic, have a positive attitude, lead by example, make staff feel valued, and be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.

Responsibilities of Day Centre Manager

–        Assess and provide appropriate client care in the centre

–        Respect the rights, dignity and confidentiality of all clients that attend the day centre and their carers/advocates.

–        Build up a trusting relationship with clients and their carers so that they feel secure in the day care environment.

–        Provide a service to the client that focuses on increasing their self esteem and provides a better quality of life for the client and their carers.

–        In consultation with the clients, carers/advocates, care workers and volunteers in the centre devise and implement suitable holistic care plans for the clients

–        Liaise with Home Care Co-ordinators/PHN’s regarding clients requirements

–        Responsible for proper administration and recording of all care plans and medication prescribed to the client (if of a nursing background) and the safe storage of same in the day care centre.

–        Ensure that the personal care needs are meet and that attention is paid by staff to client dignity, hygiene and safety standards.

–        Provide stimulating and enjoying activities for the clients in a relaxed and homely environment in the centre

–        Escalate any client concerns to the PHN

–        Promote good relationships with carers and a partnership in care approach. Welcome any visitors to the centre and give feedback to family carers regarding clients in the centre or consult with them on the wellbeing of their family member.

–        Provide phone support and relay information to family carers on issues arising in the daily care of a

client in the centre.

–        Supervise, co-ordinate and support the work of all staff assigned to him/her:

–        Manage all staff & volunteers i.e. carers, carers & admin in the day care centre by ensuring clarity of roles, assignment of duties, adequate staff client ratios at all times, arrangement of leave etc.

–        Ensure that all new employees and volunteers receive appropriate induction and their ongoing training needs are periodically reviewed and actioned

Knowledge/Experience

Essntial

–        Degree or foreign equivalent (validated by NQAI) ideally in Nursing, Social Care, Applied Social Studies in Social Care, Applied Social Studies, Social Studies

–        At least 5 years’ post qualification experience in the heath/social care or voluntary sector

–        At least 3 years’ of management experience in a similar role

–        Experience of working with people with complex needs in a variety of different situations

–        Demonstrated knowledge of the voluntary sector, older people issues and dementia

–        Full clean driving license

To apply please contact jreid@medforce.ie

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