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Team Leader

Team Leader

We are keen to hear from experienced staff and new to care staff. Experienced staff will already be working in the field of autism, learning disabilities or mental health care/support (£500 golden hello paid for 2 years+ specialist experience). We also have opportunities for new support workers committed to developing a specialism in autism care/support - full training provided.

Salary: £21,000 p.a.

Hours: 37.5

Shift: Two week rolling rota, including split shifts (7.30am to 10am then 3.45pm to 10pm) and long days (7.30am to 10pm).

Wk 1 - Monday & Friday - Split Shift and Saturday - Long Day.

Wk 2 - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - Split Shift and Sunday - Long Day

Location: Perry's Close, Faversham

Closing Date: 12th November 2020

About the Role: Team Leader

Our Team Leaders are responsible for ensuring our high standard of person-centred care is maintained. Working hands on alongside their team providing guidance and support; helping them to develop in their roles and supporting a positive working culture. With the ability to communicate and build relationships with people from all walks of life. Liaising with families, health care professional and other stakeholders to ensure that the best care is provided. Have knowledge and experience of administering medication. Deal with challenging situations quickly, resolving them by being able to think on their feet. Making sure all service user and staff records are maintained. Ideally, you will already be an experienced Team Leader that has led a committed team of experienced and new to care staff within a service for people with autism.

About the Service: Perry's Close

Perry's Close is a residential service located in Faversham. The building itself is unique, we have 6 on suite bedrooms as well as communal living and dining areas to suit the needs of our 6 residents. Age range varies from 23 to 60 years old. We have 5 male residents and 1 female. Some of our residents also have additional needs such as epilepsy, myotonic dystrophy, and support with personal care.

Activity wise, we often go to the cinema, bowling or we simply go for trips out to places such as Leeds Castle. We also have a wide range of indoor activities like cooking, baking, gardening and arts and crafts.

Tasks / Responsibilities of a Team Leader:

The Team Leader role may include but not be limited to:

  • Providing direct supervision, coaching, and mentoring to support staff Identify staff training needs
  • Manage all finances relating to the service in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with families and relevant others
  • Ensure relevant parties are regularly updated through regular, planned reviews and reports
  • Support individuals within the community in activities such as bike rides, long walks & shopping
  • Ensuring written records are correctly maintained
  • Administering medication
  • Uphold their privacy, confidentially and dignity
  • Assisting individuals with personal care and hygiene
  • Household management tasks cooking, cleaning etc.
  • Working with individuals who can display challenging behaviours hurting self or others, running away, throwing things, swearing, shouting.

  • Working with and supporting individuals with additional needs, such as epilepsy, pica, learning disabilities.
  • Will include lone working and sleep Ins
  • Drive an individuals mobility car or service vehicle Manual Licence required
  • Supporting individuals to maintain relationships with family and friends
  • Handle money to shop, going to the bank etc

Qualities of a Team Leader:

  • Promoting independence and choice
  • Promoting equality, diversity & inclusion
  • A commitment to continuous personal development and learning.
  • To form good working relationships with other members of staff across different services.
  • Understanding each individuals abilities and support needs

Benefits We Offer you as a Team Leader:

We offer many benefits, which include some salary sacrifice arrangements, although some benefits are dependent on a minimum earnings threshold:

  • Paid DBS Check
  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 1 year (Pro Rata for Part Time Positions)
  • Life Assurance
  • Long Service and Contribution Recognition Awards
  • Pension (after 3 months)
  • Employee Assistance Programme, with counselling services
  • Significant Retail and Leisure Discount Scheme that could save staff an average of £1,000 pa
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Financial Well-being Scheme (loans and savings)
  • Voluntary sleep-ins, currently £60 per night
  • Opportunities to pick up additional voluntary casual shifts at enhanced rates
  • Superb paid training
  • Regulated Care Qualification Sponsorship
  • Refer a Friend Recruitment Bounty (currently £500)
  • We also have plans to introduce both a Cycle to Work Scheme and a Car Lease Scheme

About the Trust:

Supporting over 120 people in Medway and across Kent, The Kent Autistic Trust provides a wide range of services designed to meet diverse needs of the people we support with autism, learning disabilities and related difficulties. We provide residential homes, supported living accommodation, day resource services, respite, and outreach services. Ensuring the voice of those we support is actively listened to, working for us often means that no two days are the same, but the care and support we give is of consistently high quality, with CQC rating all our services good, and many outstanding.

Our Values and Commitment:

KAT is committed to providing high quality supports designed around individual abilities, needs and choices. KAT is committed to promoting independence and inclusion within communities. KAT believes everyone is able to make their own individual contribution. KAT seeks to work in partnership with all relevant parties but in particular with the individual themselves.

We seek Team Leaders who really value every person, whether it's the people we support, their families, carers, or other staff by respecting their priorities, needs, abilities and limits.

We hope you are one of them!

We do not accept applications made via agencies for Support Workers.

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