Team Manager - Aldbanks
At Turning Point, we support people across the UK with mental health issues and/or autism, they may also have other needs such as substance misuse. As a Team Manager, you’ll make a real difference to their lives as you work closely with them to help them achieve their potential. Aldbanks is a brand new home in Dunstable that provides the transition or the next step to becoming more independent and to be able to live in their community. You will need to be passionate about people; you’ll enjoy the scope and support individuals to gain the skills to live independently. With an emphasis on key working, you’ll need to work flexibly and to be responsible for the day to day running of the service.
Raising the bar for person–centred care, you’ll provide a range of recovery focused support through key working sessions and group work. People’s lives will be truly changed by you as you enable and prepare them to gain new skills and help them find ways to promote their long term recovery and to further their own independence and skills to live in their own community. As one of our management team, you'll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life too, as you benefit from an exceptional level of internal and external training as well as a highly supportive management team. Building on your experience of working with people with mental health and/or learning disabilities, you'll set, maintain and develop standards as part of our service. As manager, your focus will always be on ensuring the delivery of consistently high quality services - all within a challenging, but very rewarding environment. In this varied Team Manager role, you'll also carry out risk assessments, implement care plans and handle some operational management. As this is a brand new service you will be involved in the setting up and development of the home and putting the vision into reality. You will be leading and supporting a team of Recover Workers and Peer Mentors. Whilst this role is predominately off rota but you would be expected to work alongside the Recovery Worker’s should the need arise.
The Ideal Candidate
Suitably qualified, with ideally with some managerial experience in the mental health sector or with people with learning disabilities, complex needs or autism, it’s essential that you have a good understanding of the recovery model, together with a solution–focused attitude and a person–centred approach. You’ll be equally comfortable getting things done on your own initiative and as part of a team, and have no problems working in a fast–paced environment and adapting to challenging situations. And of course, you’ll be the sort of person who enjoys talking to people with different needs, is genuinely interested in helping them, and possesses a deep level of empathy, understanding and patience. The ability to meet financial and business targets and a track record of supporting and empowering people to live more independently in their community is necessary. Flexibility is essential, and ideally, you'll also have a full driving licence and access to a car.
As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.
Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.
We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.
Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.
What benefits will I receive?
Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:
- Comprehensive Learning and Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
- 31 days holiday, increasing with each year of service until 33 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
- Flexible benefit options including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
- Competitive Pension and Life Assurance scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme and access to online Health and Wellbeing support
- Flexible working patterns to support work/life balance
- Access to a wide range of discounts including Cinema, Groceries and Gym.