Team Leader (job ref : 644)
Affinity Trust support people with learning disabilities, helping to make a real difference in their lives as the Trust believes that every adult has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. They are a national charity that provide high-quality personalised support for over 800 adults with learning disabilities and autism. Helping them to live a worthwhile life is their main goal.
As a Team Leader you will have a rewarding job supporting people directly whilst developing into a first rate manager. You will be in charge of supervising a team of support staff, managing the rota, and providing on call support and assistance when required. The role is hands on, so you will still be able to work directly with the people the Trust supports – as well as leading and promoting high quality, outcome focused, support services.
This is a brand new service supporting 4 adults with learning disabilities who have additional complex needs such as autism, mental ill-health or behaviours which challenge. They will be moving into their own flats and will need high quality support, initially to settle into their new homes and then to develop a fulfilled life with a range of activities.
You must be confident working with people who may challenge and in being a role model for the staff team. You will work alongside the manager to set up and develop this service and have an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of these four people.
You will work alongside the manager to set up and develop this service and have an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of these four people.
To be successful in this role you will be an experienced Support Worker who has worked with adults with learning disabilities. Knowledge of support planning and risk assessing as well as a strong track record of achieving outcomes for individuals will be an advantage. A QCF /NVQ in Health and Social Care Level 3 is desirable, or a willingness to achieve it.
You must be able to work flexibly and the ability to travel around the area is essential. Holding a full UK manual driving licence would be advantageous as there may be a requirement to drive the cars belonging to the people they support.
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week, 7 days rota. Full time, waking nights and it will involve a mix of hands-on shifts and admin time.
Benefits: 28 days annual leave entitlement including bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff), free DBS check, paid training and development, salary enhancements for weekends and bank holidays, contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, employee assistance scheme.
If you want to help people to have a sense of meaningful life, please send your updated cv to email@example.com