The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences in someone’s life when they’re facing physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological, or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of a care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at a service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organizational resilience, and continuity, as well as for managing risk and leading on organizational change. They have a responsibility to make sure the service is safe, effective, caring, well-led, and responsive to people’s needs. They may be a registered manager, deputy manager, or assistant manager of service or unit. They will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of the care given, and also the values and training of staff with established standards and regulations. Leaders in Adult Care may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, community day centers, a person’s own home, or some clinical healthcare settings.
The role of Leader in Adult Care in this standard also covers Personal Assistants who work in a management role, but they may only work directly for one individual who needs support and/or cares services