We need dedicated senior support workers or Team Leaders to work with adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. This is also a great opportunity for senior carers (HCAs) looking to work in a different setting. Although experience is essential we will fully train you to ensure you have all the skills needed to provide the very highest standard of support. An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced support worker / team leader to join our team in Glen Parva.
The service is part of our Specialist Support Division where we are supporting people who have come from secure settings and it is a step through service, for this role experience with challenging behaviour is essential.
Affinity Trust is a national charity dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support to adults with learning disabilities. Supporting people with learning disabilities can be challenging but at the same time is extremely rewarding. If you are looking for a role where you can really make a difference, apply today.
Skills and Experience:
As a Team Leader you will play a key role in the day to day management of the service. You will provide support and supervision to the team of support staff, be key to managing the rota and ensuring staff are fully trained, and provide on the job coaching, feedback, and act as a role model. You will also take part in an on-call rota to ensure that our staff have access to support when it is needed
You will need to be experienced in supporting adults with learning disabilities and have skills and interests in direct line management of staff and developing others, being able to mentor your staff, as well as having the drive to work alongside your team to achieve positive outcomes for the people we support.
You will work alongside the Support Manager to ensure that our staff are providing excellent support to the people that we work with. As part of the management team you need to have excellent communication including verbal, written and IT skills and be organised, and plan your time effectively.
As a requirement of the role you will need to be willing to work flexibly, including shifts and be able to drive. You will also have (or be willing to work towards) a level 3 Qualifications & Credit Framework Diploma (QCF)
We recognise that although this job is rewarding, it can also be challenging, so in return for your hard work, Affinity Trust offer you:
- 28 days paid holiday per year (inc. bank holidays)
- Competitive pension scheme matching contributions up to 6%
- Discount scheme for shopping, days out, cinema tickets, groceries and much more
- 24-hour helpline for all employees
- Funded and ongoing training for your own development
Be the difference, change lives
This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, which will be provided by Affinity Trust. Affinity Trust are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.
"Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010"
- Retirement / Pension Plans
- Employee Referral Program
- Paid Holidays
- Merchandise Discounts
- Employee Events
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Professional Development
- Flexible Schedules
- Maternity/Paternity Paid Leave