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Team Leader/Senior Support Worker

Posted 27 February by Consensus Easy Apply Ended

Senior Support Worker/Team Leader - based in Asheldham near Southminster - £9 per hour

About us

We’re Consensus, an award-winning independent provider of support services for people with learning disabilities and additional health and social care needs.

We believe everybody can achieve their aspirations and do amazing things. Our role is to provide person-centered support - support that starts each person we support on the road to greater independence, empowering them to reach their full potential.

The Team Leader role

You’ll help ensure the smooth running of the service, making sure that the learning disabilities of the people you support are never an obstacle to them developing a varied and fulfilling life style. Like us, you believe in a person-centered approach, that allows the people we support to make their own choices about the support they need and the direction their future will take.

Reporting to the Service Manager, and working as part of a key-working team, you’ll encourage the people we support to develop new daily living skills, make new friends, get involved in their community, find a job, or continue their studies. In short, you’ll provide a high standard of personalised care and support, while respecting the dignity, independence and individuality of each person.

The skills you’ll need

To join us, you’ll need strong experience within a Learning Disability service, ideally in a supervisory or managerial role. You’ll certainly be a strong leader, manager and coach; someone who is organised, resilient and flexible. You also have an NVQ 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care, and are available to work in shift patterns. Of course, you’ll have a really person-centered approach, and excellent communication skills, that allow you to excel at everything from developing a rapport with the people we support, to writing coherent care plans.

Benefits

We offer an excellent range of benefits as below,

  • Competitive pay rates - we regularly review regional and competitor pay rates to ensure we’re offering the best incentives to work with us
  • Flexible hours - enabling you to balance work and home life
  • Voluntary Benefits Package - offering amazing retail discounts at over 8,000 locations nationwide, enabling our staff to make savings of up to £1,500 per year
  • Personalised career path ladders to ensure fulfilling career development
  • We’ll pay annual nursing professional fees, including NMC and DBS
  • A £500 refer-a-nurse scheme
  • A £300 refer-a-friend scheme for care and support workers
  • Learning and Development programme
  • Induction training including buddy system
  • Support with Care Certificate
  • Enhanced bank holiday working
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Online Health Portal - Your health and well-being is important to us. All colleagues have access to the online health portal which enables you to make the most of full access to an encyclopedia of health information

We invest heavily in learning and development, we’re quick to recognise and nurture talent. You could be studying for a range of exciting qualifications and we even offer apprenticeships. With a multitude of courses and programmes on offer at every level of the organisation we will enable you to move up the career ladder.

Everyone who joins Consensus to work for us shares our values -

Choice & Respect; Ambition & Imagination; Reliability & Professionalism; Honesty & Integrity; Responsibility & Accountability; Inclusive & Supportive

That way we can be sure that every member of every team and service in our organisation is focused on supporting opportunity, choice and success for the individuals we support. We also follow this ethos for the people who work for us. We value your talents and we’ll give you every opportunity and support you need in your rewarding career with us.

"We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age".

Consensus supporting opportunity, choice and success.

"We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age".

We invest heavily in learning and development, we’re quick to recognise and nurture talent. You could be studying for a range of exciting qualifications and we even offer apprenticeships. With a multitude of courses and programmes on offer at every level of the organisation we will enable you to move up the career ladder.

Everyone who joins Consensus to work for us shares our values -

Choice & Respect; Ambition & Imagination; Reliability & Professionalism; Honesty & Integrity; Responsibility & Accountability; Inclusive & Supportive

That way we can be sure that every member of every team and service in our organisation is focused on supporting opportunity, choice and success for the individuals we support. We also follow this ethos for the people who work for us. We value your talents and we’ll give you every opportunity and support you need in your rewarding career with us.

To Apply

Consensus offer a range of great benefits & free parking at all our services.

If you would like a meaningful career making a positive impact on the lives of those who require care and support, then please apply now!

Consensus - Supporting Opportunity, Choice and Success.

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Support

Reference: 34561871

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