Social Care Manager

Job Description

Our Client is a large national voluntary organisation providing a high level of person centred care to service users all over Ireland are looking to recruit an Area Service Manager to manage their operations in the West Galway area.
The role will report into the Sector Manager and has a salary range of 59410 to 66369.
An ability to speak Irish to some degree will be potentially beneficial but not compulsory.
The Area Manager ensures the day to day management of the Area  Adult Services reflects the ethos and vision of the organisation,  and promotes this vision in their relationships with Service users, their families, staff members, and the wider community.   The Area Manager promotes and supports the use of the Irish Language which is the first language of many individuals living in the Area
As Area Manager you are responsible for the effective management, development and support of a highly motivated staff team associated with the  Services.  You will liaise and provide direct support to other senior management and will be a proactive member of the West Sector management team participating in the operational and strategic development together with the implementation of the services strategic plan.  You will be responsible for providing overall leadership and management to the Service Co-ordinator, Team Leaders and all Staff Members.   
As Area Manager you have a pivotal role in ensuring that the day to day operations reflect the ethos and vision of the organisation and that the needs of individuals are being met as far as possible by a highly motivated staff team.   You will provide operational management of the Service and will be responsible for all aspects of the Service facilitating clear communication within the Service in realising the goals agreed by the Service Team.  You will promote innovative methods of service delivery in a prudent and efficient manner.
You will work closely with the staff as a team supporting and fostering a culture of consensus decision making as far as possible.  You will also support the on-going business and work of the Sector to ensure that the highest possible standards are in place, developing services that reflect best practice and meet the needs of the individuals we support.  
The successful candidate will hold an appropriate qualification in Social Care/Nursing or an equivalent discipline.A qualification in management is also desirable.
Several years experience in a management role in residential disabilities services and a thorough knowledge of HIQA is essential.
As mentioned proficiency in the Irish language is beneficial.

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