Middle Management (in care)
Role: Senior Care Worker/ Assistant Manager/ Team Manager/ Deputy Manager
Qualifications & skills to access role
Middle management roles require a Level 3 adult care qualification. If working for the local authority (Bradford Council), support will be given to gain this qualification once in post.
No specific additional experience is required, simply a better understanding of the job and the aptitude to take on more responsibility, and the willingness to get your level 3 qualification.
As a middle manager you can work towards getting your Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for adult care (CQC recognised) or a Higher Apprenticeship. Initially you can do the knowledge part of the level 5, which gives you the Level 4 Diploma in health and social care. This will then enable you to either take on a specialist role or become a Registered Manager. To complete the Level 5, on the job management experience is required, which will mostly be acquired once a job has been secured as a Registered Manager.
Through an on-the-job Nursing Foundation Degree, a level 3 middle manager can become a Registered Nursing Associate. Then with the relevant A’Levels or BTEC individuals can take a BSc Nursing Degree, leading to them becoming a Level 6 Registered Nurse in a care home.
Level 3: Advocacy Worker – having achieved demonstrable skills through a Level 2 award on Independent Advocacy.
Other: Specialist Coordinator requiring a qualification which would be dependent on the specialism eg Level 3 Dementia Care, Level 4 Working with Substance Misuse; Level 5 End of Life Care; with relevant bachelors degree Level 6 Social Worker or Level 6 Occupational Therapist.