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Head of Specialist Services

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Domus have here a Head of Specialist Services role that will be a strategic lead for Nursing, Therapy and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) across the charity providers services. You will be working with a talented and diverse team of people across the charity’s Education, Residential and Adult Day Service settings to ensure responsiveness to the needs of our service users and continuously seeking ways to improve services.


The role will ensure that specialisms continue to perform at a high standard and give an outstanding service to everyone we support within our services. We know that delivering integrated support to our clients sets this provider apart when supporting our children, young people and adults and is a highly valued part of what they do.


You will be responsible for a multidisciplinary team of approx. 80 Occupational therapists, nurses and PBS practitioners.


Key Responsibilities of a Head of Specialist Services:

  • Participate in the review of the Policies, Procedures and Processes;
  • Participate in arrangements for the performance development review process
  • Participate in arrangements for further training and professional development
  • Keep up to date with changes or developments within your professional area
  • Fully participate in the induction and training programme provided
  • Contribute to the professional development of other staff, including the induction of new staff.
  • Good leadership and sound line management of Lead Nurse, Lead Therapists, NAPPI and PBS Lead across services on their day-to-day work, supporting them to do their work safely and effectively and providing them with regular supervision according to procedures ensuring that they are motivated and helping them to manage the emotional impact of the work by directly supporting them.
  • Support the delivery of services to ensure they provide high-quality services.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and training of the team in accordance with service needs and funding requirements
  • Support the CEO and executive team with strategic development and service implementation. drawing up service budgets, managing objectives to be achieved by the team, including outcomes and impact measurement and ensure that these support the achievement of the strategic objectives.
  • Ensure quality of Specialist Services (Nursing, Therapy, PBS)
  • Be responsible for ensuring policies are complete and reviewed regularly
  • Introduce and embed an internal quality framework used across the providers services supported by external professionals as appropriate to provide assurances that all professional standards are being met
  • Arrange links with external bodies to provide clinical supervision for lead therapists and lead nurse
  • Monitor training data and work closely with PHF training team to ensure adequate numbers of trained staff at all times in specialist support areas (M+H, PBS, NAPPI, Dysphagia)
  • Establish and maintain effective communications across all settings, supporting the executive team and contribute to service plans and whole strategy for Specialist services
  • Overall responsibility for therapy equipment inventory and management
  • Foundation lead for IPC

Head of Specialist Services Requirements:

  • Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • Excellent written, presentation, communication and numeracy skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Good organisational and administration skills
  • Able to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team
  • Motivation of self and others
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Able to problem solve and maintain a positive attitude
  • Able to meet the challenges of working with young people whose needs are complex
  • Evidence of the ability to manage a team within an education, therapy or residential setting
  • Working knowledge of H&S, Safeguarding and E&D in relation to education and/or health and social care sector
  • Able to monitor, analyse and report on KPI’s
  • Specialist knowledge of services to support disabled people and/or their families
  • Experience of working with people with disabilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of person-centred approaches
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary environments and approaches
  • Able to carry out risk assessments
  • Experience of working in a specialist setting or LLDD provision
  • Experience of managing a budget and resources
  • Evidence of working in/managing a multi-disciplinary team

If you are interested in the above position please apply, or for more information contact Matt Simmons at Domus Recruitment.

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