As a manager, you will manage a team of care workers and/or a care service to ensure that your team provides high quality care and support. Although there are lots of different management levels in health and social care, such as service managers, department heads, and chief executives, it is crucial that you have a certain set of skills to manage effectively.
Depending on the organisation that you work for and your level, your managerial role might include the following duties:
- Oversee the running of a care service
- Lead and manage your team so they can perform their roles safely and to the best of their ability
- Manage budgets and contracts for staff
- Make strategic decisions and the care service’s future and potential growth
- Manage care service resources
- Lead on specific projects
So what skills do you need to be a care home manager?
There are specific skills that are crucial to be able to work effectively as a manager in health and social care. These include:
- Strong leadership skills
- The ability to motivate others
- The ability to think strategically to be able to develop your care organisation
- Good project management and organisational skills
How do I gain these skills?
There are many ways of being able to gain these crucial skills, but the most time-efficient way is to gain experience and knowledge through a work-based diploma. The core qualification for health and social care managers is the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care.
At Access Skills, we offer this diploma with various funding options for our learners to ensure that everyone can access the training and skills that they need to be the best health and social care manager that they can be.
If you are interested in getting started on your journey to becoming a health and social care manager, contact one of our specialist skills advisors on 0121 510 2169 (option 1), or enquire on our website.
[Source: Skills for Care]