Assistant Team Leader Care (TW)

Milestones Trust
Bristol, UK
18 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
37.5 hours per week posts available

Hours to be worked flexibly over five days each week - will include some early shifts, late shifts, waking night shifts and alternate weekends.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Team Leader to join Milestones Trust. We are a not-for-profit charitable organisation with a 33 year history of offering person-centred support to vulnerable people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia.

Working at Tramways, with a basic of £21,484 per annum + excellent benefits, you will be responsible for encouraging and supporting service users to define and develop their chosen lifestyles through person-centred care in our residential service.
Tramways is situated in Brislington and offers a recovery service for fourteen people with complex mental health needs. The aim of the service is to enable people to develop and maintain a lifestyle which promotes their physical and emotional well-being. The team is very person centred in its approach.

Role, Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

THE ROLE: As Assistant Team Leader, your responsibilities will include:
  • To encourage and enable service users to make day-to-day choices and major life decisions, signposting as appropriate, and to develop a positive self-image and maintain good health.
  • To support the Home Manager and Team Leader.
  • To provide service users with the agreed necessary support to maximise their independence and to develop social and life skills.
  • Managing the day to day operation of shifts in the absence of the Home Manager
  • Ensuring service users are provided support according to their care plans and risk assessments and that these are updated when needed
  • Supervising support staff by monitoring performance, offering guidance and support and conducting regular supervision
  • Administering, ordering and storing medication according to Trust policies and procedures

YOU: The successful Assistant Team Leader will:
  • Be educated to GCSE Level A-C or equivalent in Maths and English or ability to pass numeracy and literacy tests
  • Have previous experience of a managing and leading people and teams
  • Have strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with team members, service users and a range of stakeholders
  • Have a caring manner and a tolerant nature
  • Have effective time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Possess mentoring /coaching skills and the ability to provide a positive and professional role model to other members of staff
  • Have good IT skills and familiar with packages such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
In return, we will offer you some excellent benefits including:
  • Up to 26 days' holiday and 8 days' bank holiday entitlement
  • Family friendly/work-life balance policies
  • Company pension scheme & private health care scheme (BHSF)
  • Free parking at most Trust services
  • Comprehensive induction and learning and development opportunities
  • Access to all levels of training appropriate to your role and career progression with the Trust.

We pride ourselves with being able to offer staff opportunities to develop and progress their careers within Milestones Trust.

For an informal discussion about the job role please contact Graeme Harvey or Kätlin Bowden on 0117300 9637.

Milestones Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all the individuals that it supports, it expects the same commitment from all employees.

If successful at interview an enhanced DBS check will take place. (Formerly CRB)

A criminal record is not necessarily a barrier to recruitment.

Committed to Equality and Diversity for all Registered Charity No. 294377.

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