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Job Description

A Care Home Manager will oversee the day to day management of a care home making sure that the residents receive a good standard of care, they will ensure that their staff are all fully trained, co-ordinate medical care and provide support for the residents, they will also be responsible for managing budgets and ensuring that the quality of the services provided meets national care standards.

Entry Requirements

You'll need qualifications and management experience to become a care home manager. Your qualifications should be relevant to the care services your home provides, like health and social care, child care, nursing, occupational therapy or social work.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

You'll need clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could progress to regional manager within a large healthcare company or charity. You could also become a freelance consultant or a care home inspector.

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National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

Strong leadership and motivational skills, good communication and people skills, empathy, patience and sensitivity, a good knowledge of legislation, local services and resources, good observational skills, physical and mental stamina, the ability to build good relationships with the patients and their families.

Starting Salary

£20,000 to £54,000

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