Person in Charge


Job Description

Our Client a West  Dublin based organisation providing care for people with intellectual disabilities is looking to recruit a Person in charge.
They are looking to recruit a Person in Charge for 4 units with adults with intellectual disabilities and medical needs. The units are low to moderate in terms of challenging behaviour and each unit has aPPIM and structured support staff.  
Person Specification
  • Relevant third level qualification preferably at masters level
  • Substantial experience (minimum of 5 years) of successfully leading and managing high quality intellectual disability services to enable demonstration of competent skills, behaviours and knowledge for the area.
  • Robust knowledge of relevant national policy, legislation and social care practice standards (with particular regard to Adult Social Care Services), and ability to shape and deliver services in line with these. In particular knowledge of statutory regulations, standards, role of person in charge and Health Act 2007
  • Positive approach to change management, with ability to deliver successful change management at a senior level.
  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relations and networks at all levels, to further the development of the service, and enhance the service's reputation.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in a range of forums and formats, including ability to write and present complex reports well.
  • Recent successful experience of financial management, including the management of operational budgets
  • High level of numeracy, literacy and IT skills preferably using MS Office
  • Full current driving licence with access to a car
  • Flexibility in hours of work
  • Relevant post graduate management qualification
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Service Users
  • Ensure that staff establish and maintain relationships with service users based on respect and equality and in promotion of their independence.
  • To ensure risk registers are maintained and any areas concerning safety are highlighted.
  • To ensure the implementation of the  National Safeguarding Policy
  • To communicate with and assist families and visitors in a pleasant and professional manner.
  • To promote and support community involvement for service users.
  • To implement the Personal Outcome Measures (POMS) process and to ensure Person Centred Plans are developed in consultation with service users, are regularly monitored and reviewed and are available for inspection during reviews.  
  • To be a proactive advocate and encourage each service user to
     become a self- advocate. To ensure that services users receive the highest standard of care, training, education and development in accordance with the Order's  
Regulations & HIQA:
The Community Services Manager is the nominated Person in Charge and is therefore responsible for appointed Designated Centre(s). The Person in Charge will meet the criteria set out by the regulations and will ensure the following:
  • Regulations are being adhered to.
  • Regular audits are carried out in the Designated Centre and corrective action plans are monitored and reviewed.
  • There will be a Risk Register for each of the Designated Centres in the assigned remit which shall be regularly reviewed and updated.
  • A log of Complaints and complements will be kept and any follow up shall be carried out.
  • All notifiable events or incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with the regulations.
  • Any follow up on reports and updates are forwarded to HIQA in accordance with the regulations
  • Quarterly reports are forwarded to HIQA in accordance with the regulations.
  • To ensure that the highest possible standards of care, education and training are maintained.
  • Adhere to the standards of the Code of Conduct as set by Peamount Healthcare
  • To ensure the development and implementation of quality systems so that a service of the highest quality is provided to service users and their families
  • To implement all policies as laid down by Peamount Healthcare
  • To participate with members of the multi-disciplinary team in the formulation of a range of individually focused programmes for Service users and to ensure their effective implementation.
  • To Liaise with the Community Nursing Team and GP  around any ongoing or new health issues
  • To provide effective  leadership, support and advice to all staff.
  • To take a lead role in the managing of disciplinary / grievance issues
  • To facilitate, co-ordinate and resolve interdisciplinary and inter service issues.

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