Location: North Lanarkshire, Glasgow and South Lanarkshire
Pay rate: £17,000, sleep-ins £25 and mileage allowance 31p per mile
Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week
Are you a person who is able to lead and inspire a team and have a genuine interest in improving the life of others? Do you have a desire to create opportunities and positive change?
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic team leaders who can join us to help achieve our aim of delivering a truly person-centred support service. In this role you will support the Service Manager to ensure that excellent services are delivered and ensure that the supported living and other support services are compliant with external regulatory standards. You will also be responsible for leading, advising and motivating a staff team and your duties will include staff supervision, creating staff rotas and organising team meetings.
Ideally, you will have your SVQ Level 3 or be working towards this. You will also need to have a minimum of three years’ experience within the relevant field of learning disability or mental health and preferably a minimum of one year of management experience.
Ideally you will have experience of supporting people with various learning disabilities or challenging behaviour, and have a working knowledge of care planning and standards relating to social care. You will need to be able to work on you own initiative. Good communication skills and the ability to confidentially liaise with a range of clients, such as social workers and family members are essential. Situations can sometimes be difficult and challenging, so you’ll need to be a good, non-judgmental communicator, with a sensitive approach.
All our services operate a rota system that covers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be required to work long shifts, weekends and evenings. Having a driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential.
We value our staff and work hard to develop their skills through the provision of training and support to ensure they reach their full potential.
So what are you waiting for?
Due to the nature of this post, a PVG check will be undertaken for the successful applicant, but only with their prior consent.
About Lifeways Community Care
The Lifeways Group is well known for the excellent care and support services we provide and for our aim to provide value for money.
Our person centred approach is innovative, flexible and responsive. We put in place detailed support plans, risk assessments and work with the person who needs our support, their family carers, their health and social care professionals and care commissioners, to ensure the person is fully supported at all times.
Across our organisation, the person using our services is always at the centre of their provision.
Supporting people with a range of disabilities and complex needs including:
- learning disabilities
- mental health needs
- autism (including Asperger syndrome)
- profound and multiple learning disabilities
- sensory and communication impairments
- acquired brain injuries
- complex behavioural and health needs
- forensic needs
In addition, our highly experienced staff also care for people who have very specific requirements, for example, Prader-Willi syndrome, dual diagnosis and dementia.