Team Leader (Supported Living Services) RUGBY
Full Time (35 hours per week including early, late and alternate weekend shifts)
Salary £21,385 rising to £22,477 per annum (£11.75 per hour, rising to £12.35 per hour).
From 10 November 2021 up to and including 30 September 2022 we will be offering a Joining Bonus of £500 to any newly recruited permanent employees who apply for a post with New Directions and join the company. This will be payable in two instalments, £250 on joining the company and £250 on passing the probation period, provided no letters of concern or live formal written warnings have been issued at that point.
Do you want to make a difference? We believe in independence, choice and equality and in treating everyone with respect. If these values are important to you this could be the role for you.
We offer competitive pay, pension scheme, free training, Employee Assistance Programme, opportunities to develop and progress, flexible working to maintain a work/life balance and the chance to wake up everyday knowing that you will make a difference.
We are looking for a positive, proactive, enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills, initiative and common sense to lead a team and to enable the people we support to realise their potential.
We support people with a range of complex needs to live their lives to the full in the way they want to. Based in our modern town centre supported living accommodation services, no two days are the same and you will need to be resilient, confident, able to remain calm and provide clear direction to the staff team in difficult and sometimes challenging situations.
You may have experience of leading a team of staff to support people with mental health needs, who are autistic or have a learning disability and other complex needs. You may have a background in care or have worked in a different environment supporting people who are vulnerable for a variety of reasons, such as within the probation or prison service, domestic abuse, or drugs/alcohol dependence. What is important to us is that you have the right skills and abilities to confidently lead a team on a day-to-day basis with compassion, respect and empathy.
Reporting to and supported by your Deputy Manager, you will have responsibility for the smooth running of the shift whilst ensuring individuals’ needs, choices and dignity are put first. You will ensure that documentation and records are accurate and up to date. You will empower your team to fully contribute and develop and hold regular supervisions with them to support them to develop in their roles. You will ensure that the highest standards of all aspects of support are maintained.
You will ideally have achieved or be working towards Level 3 Apprenticeship/Diploma in Health & Social Care. Support will be given to achieve this qualification. Driver preferable.
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE SUBJECT TO A FULL ENHANCED DBS CHECK AND REQUIRED TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE DBS UPDATE SERVICE, THE COSTS OF WHICH WILL BE REIMBURSED ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE 6 MONTH PROBATION PERIOD. THERE IS ALSO THE REQUIREMENT TO REVIEW THE UPDATE SERVICE SUBSCRIPTION ANNUALLY, WHICH IS REFUNDED UPON PROOF OF PAYMENT. IT IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT TO KEEP THIS SUBSCRIPTION UP TO DATE.