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Deputy Manager- Oakfield House, Selly Park

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Autism west midlands is a 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, by providing personalised support. 
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!

Where will you be working?

You will be working at our residential home ‘Oakfield House’ based in Selly Park.
Oakfield House has provided permanent accommodation for 19 adults with Autism since opening in 1989.

The service is home to 19 adults who enjoy meaningful activities and accessing the community. The service is set up in a house across 3 floors. Oakfield House benefits from an art room for residents to partake in crafting sessions, a relaxation room, and a aromatherapy room. There is also a large garden at the rear of the property which contains a gardened gym and allotment space that allows the residents to grow their own vegetables and enjoy time outdoors.

_Key aspects of the Deputy Manager role:_

  • 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 people with autism 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 Registered Manager in all aspects of the service delivery including communications with parents and professionals, safeguarding and CQC, taking a lead in key responsibilities

What we are we looking for from you as Deputy Manager:

  • Substantial training or a qualification relevant to a supervisory position in social care or a related field
  • The successful candidate will feel passionate about working with individuals who have behavioural support needs and demonstrate a positive regard for the individuals you are working with.
  • You must be a dedicated and motivated individual with a passion for making a difference and have a can-do attitude.
  • It is essential that you are a reliable and committed individual as it’s important that individuals you support receive consistent and quality support. Experience of working in relevant CQC regulated settings with people with Autism, learning disabilities, or mental illness
  • An understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks of registered care services and Person centred practice
  • 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

In return we can offer you:

  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Specialist Training and a comprehensive induction which you are paid to attend
  • A paid for DBS
  • A fully paid for healthcare scheme which enables you to claim back money for optical, dental and many more treatments.
  • Pension Scheme
  • Development training and Management Training
  • Additional payments for oncall

· Car owner with a full manual driving license is essential.


We are looking to recruit a Deputy Manager- Oakfield House, Selly Park

Salary: £25,500

Hours: 37.7 

Location: Selly Park

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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