Assistant Manager - NPT PAWS

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time, Managerial / Executive
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
West Wales
Location:
Neath Port Talbot
Salary description:
£23, 462 per annum
Posted:
08/11/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
836AM


Assistant Manager - NPT PAWS

Reports To: Neath Port Talbot Manager

Term: Permanent

Based At: Port Talbot & Pontardawe localities

Salary: £23, 462 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 9-5)

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2018 12:00PM

Introduction

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services. Project Description

The service will operate in various localities/areas in Neath Port Talbot County Borough. The service provides housing related support within people’s homes or in the community, with the aim of preventing homelessness and increasing independence. The project is funded through the Supporting People Programme Grant and is required to meet the Welsh Government’s National Outcomes Framework. The Framework’s four main aims are:

  • Promoting Personal and Community Safety
  • Promoting Independence and Control
  • Promoting Economic Progress and Financial Control
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Purpose of Role

To co-ordinate all aspects of the day-to-day running of the project and to ensure relevant issues are brought to the attention of the Neath Port Talbot Manager. To ensure the team has a consistent understanding of the mission, values, aims, objectives and policies and procedures of both the organisation and the project, to ensure that reports and finance information is provided on time to Central Services, Commissioners and Funders and to ensure the consistent and equitable application of policies and procedures with respect to both service users and staff.

Person Profile

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of Homelessness Law and DWP Benefits
  • Knowledge and understanding of Discovery support planning, risk and needs assessments
  • Knowledge and understanding of the welfare changes and the potential implications to housing related support and vulnerable people
  • Knowledge and understanding of how various issues can affect individuals, their vulnerability, and the consequential impact on communities
  • Knowledge and understanding of the legal frameworks within which you are expected to work (e.g. POVA, Children’s Act, Mental Health Act, Health and Safety at Work Act, Misuse of Drugs Act)

Experience

  • Experience of managing and leading teams and individuals is desirable
  • Experience of working with individuals with complex needs
  • Experience of housing related support
  • Experience of monitoring and reporting systems
  • Experience of managing and controlling budgets is desirable
  • Experience of preparing reports to a wide-ranging audience

Skills and Abilities

Working with Vulnerable People:

  • Able to engage with diverse people and understand and value diversity.
  • Able to respect personal choice and work non-judgementally with people who hold different views and lifestyles from your own.
  • Able to work within and understand the importance of professional boundaries.
  • Able to manage conflict and effectively deal with challenging situations.
  • Able to work in a solution focused approach with effective motivational skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.

Community Partnership and Networking:

  • Able to professionally and effectively represent the wishes and best interests of clients and the organisation.
  • Ability to build beneficial relationships with a range of agencies and people at front line and senior levels.
  • Ability to confidently and professionally challenge judgemental stereotypes and inappropriate practice
  • Confident and able to lone work on own initiative and without close supervision.

Project and Team Working

  • Ability to form positive working relationships with members of the team and the wider organisation.
  • Reliable and possess an understanding of how your personal lifestyle can have positive and negative impacts on your own performance and attendance.
  • Ability to gather and provide appropriate information and data.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Competent using Microsoft Word, Excel and MS Outlook to an intermediate level.
  • Flexible and able to meet the changing needs of the service and the organisation.
  • Committed to own continued professional development.

Other

  • Driving licence and own vehicle is essential.
  • Able to work and travel across Neath Port Talbot County Borough is essential.
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.

Interview date: 10th December

All Wallich staff are required to attend a 5 day induction in Cardiff at the commencement of their employment

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Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date:
30/11/2018

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