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Team Leader- Specialist Supported Living Service (Transforming Care)

Posted 6 March by Creative Support Ltd Featured Ended

We are seeking a highly committed, proactive and professional Team Leader to contribute to the operational management of a new specialist supported living service in Braintree Essex.
The service has been developed to meet the needs of people who have a learning disability and/or autism and complex needs, including mental health needs and behaviours which challenge. As a number of service users will have forensic histories there will be a requirement for positive and robust risk management. The bespoke service will support 10 people in an attractive supported housing scheme, commissioned and developed as part of the Transforming Care Programme in Essex. The accommodation will be completed late summer '18 and has been carefully designed to meet the needs of individuals with a range of needs and special requirements. A well-structured and planned transition will commence prior to the move. Tenants are moving from various hospital settings across Essex into their own self-contained flats and will need highly personalised support to allow them to increase their confidence and independence within a community setting.

As a Team Leader you will assist the Registered Manager to ensure that the service is of the highest quality, meeting all CQC standards and contract requirements. You will ensure that the service works in a cohesive and coordinated manner and that service users experience fully integrated care, support and housing. You will ensure that the care and support delivered is truly personalised and provided in accordance with agreed care plans, enabling service users to enjoy wellbeing, quality of life and community connections. You will promote and re-inforce a culture of responsive, person-centred practice and active support across the service, with relationships based on respect and unconditional positive regard.

A minimum of two years managerial experience and prior experience of supporting people with a learning disability and a forensic history and/or autism who have complex needs is essential. It is also essential to have strong values, emotional intelligence and good problem solving skills. It is essential that you have the ability to work collaboratively in order to achieve positive outcomes. You will also have relevant experience in implementing Positive Behavioural Support and positive risk management approaches. You must demonstrate excellent assessment, support planning and report writing skills and be able to support the registered manager in achieving excellent CQC standards.
You will ensure that the care and support delivered is truly personalised and provided in accordance with agreed care plans, enabling service users to enjoy wellbeing, quality of life and community connections. You will promote and re-inforce a culture of responsive, person-centred practice and active support across the service, with relationships based on respect and unconditional positive regard.

Creative Support is a not-for-profit organisation which provides high quality, person-centred support to older people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism and people with physical disabilities and mental health needs. We are an Investor in People accredited employer of a diverse team of over 5,000 well supported staff across England. Our services in London and the South East employ over 600 staff supporting around 1,000 people with care and support needs.

You will be joining a progressive charitable organisation, strongly committed to investing in your professional development through both practice-based training and academic study.

We do not accept CVs in lieu of a completed Creative Support application form. All job offers are subject to the satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS check, the cost of which is borne by Creative Support.

Closing date:26 March 2018 When applying quote: 19875RED

Required skills

  • Social Work
  • Team Leader
  • Supported Living
  • Supporting People
  • Highly committed

Reference: 34619478

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