Dementia Care Manager

Portobello Place
£40,000 per annum
Full Time
42 hours per week

About the Position

An opportunity has arisen for a Dementia Care Manager to join our team at Portobello Place. An all inclusive, luxury care home in Chesham.
As a Dementia Care Manager you will be responsible for overall management of the Dementia community within the home and implementing and embedding Berkley Care Group’s Dementia strategy at local level. You will ensure all residents are provided with the highest possible standards of care and support, including end of life care and will build trusting and transparent relationships with their families, identifying care needs and preferences and ensure these are accurately reflected in care plans as appropriate. You will also liaise with GP’s and other health professionals regarding health care needs and make requests for GP/Professional visits where necessary ensuring the correct medication is supplied, checked in and administered in line with company policies and procedures.
As a Manager, you will manage, support and develop team members ensuring the completion of effective inductions, appraisals, one to ones and performance coaching. You will also work with Care Manager counterparts to effectively resource and manage the care rota, ensuring the correct staffing numbers and skill mix to meet specific needs of residents.
Essential requirements:
  • Previous experience in a similar role in a comparable setting
  • Extensive senior experience in adult social care settings
  • Dementia Care Mapping qualification or prepared to undertake training for qualification within 12 months.
  • Level 3 NVQ
  • A flexible approach to working hours
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate and effectively manage a large team
  • Good understanding of CQC fundamental standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills and the ability to perform under pressure
Desirable requirements:
  • Previous experience in a Dementia Lead role in a home of a similar size
  • NVQ/RMA/Diploma Level 5 or equivalent management qualification

Our benefits include:

  • Fantastic rates of pay
  • Paid breaks
  • Free meals on shift
  • Cash incentives for referring friends and family
  • Annual Pay Reviews
  • Free uniform and DBS
  • Access to hundreds of lifestyle benefits and discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme, Digital GP service & Medical Cash Plan
  • Excellent learning, development and training opportunities
  • Luxury working environment

Due to the nature of the role, this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Portobello Place in Chartridge, just outside Chesham in Buckinghamshire opened its doors in December 2019 and is one of Berkley Care’s newest care homes. It is a luxurious, purpose-built care home in an envious location, right in the heart of the Chilterns specialising in residential, dementia and respite care.


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