Team Leader (Learning Disabilities) .
Do you want to ensure that the people you support lead a fulfilling and fun life?
Affinity Trust is a national charity dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support to adults with learning disabilities. Their reputation is built upon their values, passion and commitment to enable people with Learning Disabilities to live active and fulfilling lives.
Position: Team Leader
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £18,503 per annum
Benefits: 28 days’ paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service), competitive pension scheme (matched contributions up to 6%), childcare vouchers, employee assistance programme, occupational health support, fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual, paid for DBS, refer a friend scheme
About the role:
The Team Leader will work as part of the management team to promote person centred support and to support the staff team. Your working week will be split between direct support and management time.
You will work alongside the Support Manager to ensure that staff are providing excellent support to the people that they work with.
As a 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 work alongside the Support Manager and staff team to ensure that people’s support plans are up to date, and reflect their wishes and aspirations through their person centred plans.
Team Leaders will also take part in an on call rota to ensure that staff have access to support when it is needed.
You need to be positive and committed to supporting and improving people’s lives through person centred approaches and team work. 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.
To reach your full potential in this role you need to have the right values in working with people, leadership skills and be able to work as part of a team. You need to be a good role model and lead by example. You will work alongside staff to develop their confidence and skills to provide excellent support, through feedback and coaching.
It is hard work but amazingly rewarding to see the development of the people you support and the staff that support them. You will be willing to learn and try new things, through training and team work.
They value people:
They value the people they support and they value their staff. They want you to have all the skills you need to support people in the best way possible so they provide all the training you need to do this. They will pay for all required courses and for you to attend all the required training. They will support you to achieve the qualifications and experience you need to further your career with them.
Affinity Trust is an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within their workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.
This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS or PVG check which will be provided by Affinity Trust.
You may have experience of the following: Support Team Leader, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Senior Support Worker, Social Care, Not For Profit, Voluntary Sector, Care Worker, Support Supervisor etc.
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