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Deputy Manager – Gorse Farm, Marston Green

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Autism West Midlands are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people on the autism spectrum. We use our expertise to enrich the lives of autistic people and those who love and care for them. Our passionate, expert staff and volunteers work across all age groups and abilities, providing direct support.

Deputy Manager – Marston Green

Autism West Midlands, as the leading charity for autism in the region, use our passion and expertise to enrich the lives of autistic people and those who love and care for them.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Manager at our Residential Home, Gorse Farm based in Marston Green. Gorse Farm is residential home for 13  autistic adults.

If you want a varied, exciting and challenging role which actually makes a difference to the people we support and their families, then this role definitely for you! As the Deputy Manager at Gorse Farm you will be responsible for:

  • Promoting an enabling environment, ensuring high standards of professional practice, whilst achieving compliance with the standards required by CQC, internal policies and procedures and external contract requirements.
  • To ensure that the support provided is led by the person and offers new experiences through a wide range of meaningful activities within their home and local community.
  • To empower autistic people to live as independently as possible with the appropriate levels of support
  • Conduct person centered reviews at appropriate intervals, involving the person and their circles of support
  • Deputise for the Register Manager in all aspects of the service deliver including communications with parents and professionals, safeguarding and CQC, taking a lead in key responsibilities.

What we are looking for:

  • Substantial training or a qualification relevant to a supervisory position in social care or a related field
  • To ensure that the support provided is led by the person and offers new experiences through a wide range of meaningful activities within their home and local community.
  • An understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks of registered care services and Person centred practice
  • Experience of working in relevant settings with autistic people, learning disabilities or mental illness
  • Strong leadership personality with a natural ability to positively shape the work of others
  • Able to work flexibly across a seven-day rota to meet the needs of the service

Salary: £25,500 – £26,500
Hours of Work: 37.5

  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • 33 days annual leave
  • £100 shopping voucher after 3 month probation
  • Specialist training and a comprehensive induction which you are paid to attend
  • A fully paid for healthcare scheme which enables you to claim back money for optical, dental and many more treatments.
  • Pension scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Development training and Management training
  • Additional payments for on call

Our employees are encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge, and each year many of them gain additional qualifications.

Gorse Farm is a service that we are proud of and are driven to maintain its success for the people we support. As the Deputy Manager you will play a key role in developing the service whilst enriching the lives of the people we support.

A job description for the role containing more information about the responsibilities of the position can be found on our website –


We are looking to recruit a Deputy Manager – Gorse Farm, Marston Green

Salary: £25,500 - £26,500

Hours: 37.5 

Location: Marston Green

Text on a circle says Get to know the person you are supporting

Becoming a Support Worker with Autism West Midlands means you are someone who will:

Your main focus will be to understand the person you support by identifying his/her likes/dislikes hobbies and interests. It’s important that you listen, understand and respect each person you are providing support for.

“My senses might affect me in ways you don’t experience, please try to understand.”

Text on a circle says Be flexible & creative

You must be able to adopt a flexible approach and identify what the individual wants and how you can support to achieve it. We want our support workers to be creative and proactive in discovering how goals can be worked towards and achieved together.

“My routine is important to me but sometimes I like a change and want something different. Support my choices and understand that I have the right to change my mind.”

Text on a circle says Do the right thing

The people we support are vulnerable adults and therefore a part of your role is ensuring that we hold accurate and reliable records and safeguard the individuals against any perceived or actual harm

“I may not always be able to say how I feel so pay attention to me and see the changes in my behaviour, that’s how you’ll know if somethings not right. Do the right thing by me”

Job Description



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