Assistant Team Leader

Prime Staff
Govan, Glasgow City
£17066/annum 17,066
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time
Our client based in Govan is looking to recruit an experienced Assistant Team Leader for 31hrs per week to support adults with learning disabilities.

Key Responsibilities:

•Supporting service users with looking after their home, preparing meals, budgeting and shopping, as well as exposing them to new experiences and assisting them to pursue the social life.

•Finding out what is available in the community, and supporting a person to make full use of local mainstream facilities, amenities and services.

•Communicating with a person in their preferred manner and helping others to do so.

•Helping a person to maintain the relationships they have with those who are important to them and helping them to develop new friendships.

•Accompanying a person on a short break or holiday if necessary.

•Providing encouragement with personal appearance, hygiene or intimate personal care if necessary.

•Supervising designated team members.

•Assisting service manager in the day to day and long-term planning and management of the service.

•Liaising with other professionals such as health care or social workers as appropriate.

Skills and experience:

•Experience of working in the field of learning disability.

•An ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, through the use of diaries and communication books.

•Good numeracy skills to enable us to provide the required assistance a person might need to budget their finances.

•An ability to listen and respond positively to line management and a willingness to act sensibly with initiative when necessary.

•Everyday skills and interests that can be shared with the people being support.

•Good management and organizational skills.

•A willingness to take additional responsibilities for personal development, as identified through supervision.

•Full driving licence

•An academic or vocational qualification in a related field.

Employee benefits:

•An additional payment of £28.70 per sleepover

•A pension contribution of 5% for those who choose to join our scheme. Long-term sickness insurance and death in service benefit is included in the scheme.

• Living Wage Employer

•Additional increases linked to the successful completion or possession of a relevant qualification.

•Extensive training opportunities to enhance career development.

•A starting entitlement of 20 days’ annual leave plus 12 public holidays each year, pro-rata for part-time.

•Consideration of flexibility in working hours, such as job-sharing.

•On-going support and development through regular team meetings, supervision and annual personal development assessment