Deputy Care Manager - East Oxford (Maternity Cover)

  • Job Reference: 032
  • Date Posted: 31 January 2019
  • Recruiter: Response Organisation
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £25,448 to £28,275
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: circa 9 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Maternity Cover (circa 9 months), Monday – Friday 9am-5pm 

Do you have the desire to help change lives and have experience of working within a mental health setting? One in four people will experience mental ill health in their lifetime, or be close to someone who does. Response Organisation is one of the largest mental health charities in Oxfordshire that provides housing and a range of support for people that experience severe and enduring mental health needs.

We are looking for a Deputy Manager who has excellent leadership skills to work at our East Oxford site. You will support individuals with severe and enduring mental health needs to live their lives in a positive way, and assist them to improve their physical and mental well-being and promote and encourage as much independence as possible.

You will have a duty of care to safeguard and protect vulnerable residents/potential residents and manage crisis situations when required, and liaise with multi-disciplinary teams and carers. This is a varied role, working in a supported housing project.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a track record of working with service users in the Mental Health field and will ideally have previous experience with your own client caseload. Our main priority for these roles is to find people that can live our values every day.  Above all, we are looking for people that share our values below and want to make a real difference to people’s lives:

Caring – Our residents are the heart and soul of all that we do, we provide person-centred care that enables residents to live a life worth living. We believe that differences should be celebrated, and each resident’s uniqueness enhances not only our community, but also the support we provide.

Safe – Honest and open relationships help to make all of our residents feel safe, and we provide a safe place for recovery for as long as a resident may require.

Creative – Continuous learning from one another is key. When working with a resident at their own pace there is/ are many ways to get creative with how they are supported.

Aspirational – Recovery is focused on what a resident can do, not what they can’t.

If you feel like this is your next career step we would love to hear from you! Send your CV by following this link: or contact us on 01865 397940 for an informal chat about the role. Closing date: 14th January 2019