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Supported Living Care Team Leader

Closing date
10 May 2021

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Job Details

  • Various contracted hour shifts available (to suit your lifestyle)
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Flexible Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards
  • Dedicated learning & development programmes.
  • We offer Apprenticeships to those with less experience looking to join the Care Sector
  • We provide FREE training to achieve qualification in Social Care.
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all staff on a variety of topics
  • DBS check paid by Caretech prior to starting with us.
  • Refer a Friend Reward Scheme - earn up to £250 per referral!
  • Stakeholder Pension
  • Share Save Scheme
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual Employee Awards Evening
  • Employee recognition schemes
  • Carer progression within the company.
  • CareTech Foundation - Opportunity to apply for family and friend's grants.

About the Role

Team leader covering supported living services in Lambeth and Surrey initially but will extend to other areas with growth so travel will be necessary.

Car licence essential

The Service

South East DCA Supported Living currently has supported living sites in Guildford, Woking and Lambeth; all services are on the main bus routes and all have parking.

Currently providing care and support for up to 25 people with Learning difficulties and Mental Health. All require support with: managing money, shopping, cooking, cleaning, medical appointments etc, managing correspondence, exploring leisure and work activities and accessing the community etc.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible to the Service Manager for undertaking delegated work to ensure that the service needs are met. These responsibilities will include:-

Participating in the delivery of the service which takes into account all of the day to day operational requirements, and also quality measurements and monitoring.

Deputising for the manager, and be the responsible manager in their absence carrying out all the duties that this position entails.

Service Users

Co-ordinate the assessments of the individual service users, and from this draw up their service plans in conjunction with other significant people.

Allocate the implementation and recording of the service plans to staff members who have the skills, or will be given the training to enable them to fulfil the job in a responsible and professional manner.

Offer individual support when necessary, and assess specialist support for the person, if required.

Enable service user to express their views and take these views into account when setting service plan objectives and service provision.


To participate in the recruitment and selection of staff within an equal opportunities framework.

To offer regular quality supervision to all staff.

To offer team building sessions and training programmes, designed to meet the individuals needs identified through supervision and staff appraisal.

To participate in managing a staff appraisal programme.


To participate in maintaining up-to-date records.

To ensure that all legal requirements imposed on the service is adhered to.

To implement communication that will regularly inform and update carers, service users and staff.

To report any incidents, accidents, and any changes in service to the Service Manager.


To accept regular supervision from Service Manager.

To keep abreast of new developments through reading articles professional journals.

To participate in the organisation's staff appraisal system.

To accept training opportunities when they have been identified.

The Successful Candidate for the role will have

NVQ in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards one.

Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues.

The ability to keep calm under pressure.

Confidence to work alone and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills.

The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding.

The Organisation:

CareTech Community Services Ltd is a provider of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for people to live in community settings with learning disabilities, severe physical disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, challenging behaviour, mental health, forensic needs and acquired brain injury within a range of settings including, supported living services, shared housing, residential services and outreach. We encourage people to take control of their lives - this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence.
CareTech Community Services are proud to inform you that they are a "Disability Confident Leader".
Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant. We will be in touch 7-10 days after receipt of your CV if progressing your application to the next stage.

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