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Live-in Team Leader

L'Arche Ipswich
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26 Apr 2021

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For this Residential Care Worker role we are looking for someone who can lead and motivate a small house of assistants and service users to build a sense of community, encouraging each person in the house - with or without learning disabilities - to have a voice, share their views, have choice, and feel at home.

Upholding the values of L'Arche, you will focus on, supporting and facilitating the house and it's daily, weekly and monthly patterns of activity, as well as ensuring everyone in the house is supported to maintain their interests, their social life, their family relationships and involvement in the wider L'Arche Ipswich community.

You will ensure that we provide high quality, person-centred care and support, supporting practical, social and spiritual needs, leading the service delivery in the house in line with L'Arche's values and standards, and the requirements of the Care Quality Commission [CQC].

The house provides supported living and is a home to 3 people with learning disabilities; 2 men and 1 female, 1 Live-in assistant, and 1 part-time live-out assistant. The house is very close to Ipswich town centre, the other 2 L'Arche Ipswich houses and backs on to the biggest and most beautiful park in Ipswich.

This role is an exciting development for our community and would be ideal for someone with experience in supporting people with learning disabilities, who is looking for the next step in their career. This role is Live-in, full time, 44 hours per week and full-board and lodgings are provided. This role is offered on an initial 12-month fixed term contract (with view to extend). Full training is provided, and CPD opportunitites.

Visit our website and Facebook page to read some stories shared by our current and past assistants.

In a world that rewards success and winning, L'Arche communities are places where people can take time to explore who they are, not just what they can do.

'Quite simply being part of L'Arche is being loved for who you are.'(Archana, L'Arche Assistant)

For more than 40 years L'Arche UK has been providing high quality, person centred care, but we're far more than a service provider. L'Arche UK is part of an international federation of intentional communities where people with and without learning disabilities live together, working for a world where all belong.
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