Team Leader - Kent
Contract type: full-time
Salary: GBP 20,000 per annum (based on 37 hours per week)
At Turning Point, we support people with learning disabilities across England. As a Team Leader, you'll make a real difference to the lives of the people we support as you provide high quality services that support each of our service users to achieve their potential. Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life too, as you make the role your own.
The service supports four people with learning and physical disabilities to live within their own purpose built flats, People that we support here have a mixture of communication, mobility and health needs. Every day is different as they support people to achieve their day to day plans.
Raising the bar for person-cantered care, you'll provide support to people who use our Supported Living, Residential and Nursing services, which means not only putting their well-being first, but building and maintaining relationships with their families.
You will develop flexible and realistic support plans and risk assessments with the individuals you support and in collaboration with other professionals, ensuring that the support plans reflect each person's needs goals and aspirations. Part of the role will include reviewing support plans and risk assessments, chairing review meetings, completing Mental Capacity Assessments, holding Best Interest meetings and completing DoLS applications.
It is essential that you have the skills to communicate via email and produce documents in Word.
We are looking for Team Leaders who can quickly adapt within busy and changeable environments. Not only will you need the ability to lead a team of Support Workers on a shift, allocate work and delegate tasks. You will be expected to directly line manage a group of support staff, this will include managing sickness, supervisions and appraisals, managing performance issues and coaching. We expect our Team Leaders to bring the strong communication skills needed to tailor their message to a variety of audiences.
You should be a team player with some experience gained in the care sector - preferably a working knowledge of supporting individuals who have a learning disability.
It is essential that you have some knowledge of issues related to learning disabilities.
We can offer you a varied and interesting training and development package to develop you as a line manager and support you in the role.
What benefits will you receive?
Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:
? Annual pay reviews
? We are very pleased to announce the introduction for everyone of a new Reward Discount Scheme. This is a great scheme which will mean that you can get a whole range of discounts from top UK retailers to use as you like. The discounts that will be available to you include shopping cards offering up to 20% discounts on everyday shopping, holidays and eating out, discounts on days out, the cinema and attractions
? Pension plan and life assurance cover
? Generous holidays with option to buy/sell days as suits your lifestyle
? Family/Flexible leave
? Free financial, legal and practical life advice, online health assessment tools, counselling services, and support from an occupational health and well-being provider
Why Turning Point?
We take pride in the services that we provide. There is one vision that everyone at Turning Point shares, which is held together by our values. These include believing in potential, communicating in a confident way, embracing change and treating each other as individuals.
Running services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our services - and, our people. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support people with Learning Disabilities to live fulfilling lives - here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job: we offer you a career.
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