At Affinity Trust all of the people we support have a learning disability but many have associated health needs, dementia, physical disabilities, profound and multiple learning disability, mental health needs or behaviours that may challenge. 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.
Job Summary and Duties
As a Senior Support Worker (Team Leader) you will play a key role in the day to day management of the service(s). 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.
As a Senior Support Worker 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.
Skills and Experience
Joining the team as a Senior Support Worker (Team Leader) 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.
The role is to work with a young lady with very complex communication needs. We are ideally looking for someone with experience of mental health, Personality Disorders or Autistic Spectrum Condition.
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).
Affinity trust don't just offer fun and rewarding careers but also a range of benefits:
28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays), pro rata
Competitive pension scheme
Employee Assistant program
Occupational Health Support
Paid for DBS
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