Team Leader

Posted 5 April by Creative Support Ltd
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£24,096 per annum
Heysham , Lancashire
Permanent, full-time
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Do you have the personal commitment, drive and person-centred values to be able to make a real difference to the lives of 6 people with Autism, Learning Disabilities and Forensic Backgrounds who can display behaviours which challenge?

Are you caring, compassionate and competent? Are you an excellent communicator with courage and commitment to provide only the best service to our service users. We are seeking a highly skilled, proactive and resilient Team Leader for our specialist, bespoke built Intensive Support Service in Heysham.

You will deliver the service with support from our Supported Living Co-ordinator and Registered Service Manager. You will promote and re-inforce a culture of responsive, professional, person-centred practice, and Active Support across the service. Relationships will be built based on respect and unconditional positive regard.

You will be supported by our Senior Service Manager, Senior Transforming Care Lead Practitioner and other members of Creative Support’s Multi-Disciplinary Complex Care Team and Local Social Services and CCG’s.

You must have:

  • You must be able to demonstrate that you are caring and compassionate about the people we support.
  • You must have experience of working in the field of Adult Social Care
  • At least three years prior experience of supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who have complex needs.
  • Be a highly motivated, dynamic and confident communicator
  • Be confident in working directly with service users and skilled in using this knowledge to coach staff.
  • You must have good knowledge of Mental Capacity and Best Interests and you must be aware of the Restraint Reduction Network and hold a commitment to reduce restrictions in people’s lives.

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. The support we offer is tailored to the individual and promotes their independence and community engagement. We are an Investor in People accredited employer of a diverse team of over 5,000 well supported staff across England.

You will be joining a progressive charitable organisation, strongly committed to investing in your professional development through both practice-based training and academic study. You will also be part of our highly committed and mutually supportive team of ten PBS and quality practitioners supporting our agency to achieve great outcomes and meet quality standards. By joining this team you will be able to access peer support and expertise.

We would really welcome the opportunity to tell you more about the exciting role of Team Leader. For an informal discussion please contact Donna Whitehead, Service Director by email, giving brief details of your background and a contact telephone number. Enquiries to

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