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Team Leader (Bedford)

Job details
Posting date: 21 February 2021
Salary: £10.7 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 March 2021
Location: Bedford, MK40
Company: Affinity Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: OPS01841-11332

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Summary

Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to join our supported living teams in Bedford. The homes support people with Learning Disabilities and Autism with all aspects of daily living, including household tasks, social interactions, appointments, personal care and leisure activities.

Working alongside the support manager you will be responsible for leading and motivating team members to ensure the needs and aspirations of the people we support are being met and that they are living the life they want and empowered to reach their desired goals.

Within this role you will also be required to work some on rota shifts, so the ability to be able to work flexibly is a requirement, including some weekends, waking nights and sleep ins.

As part of the management team you need to have excellent communication including verbal, written and IT skills and be organised, and plan your time effectively.

You will be a driver, with access to a car, as you will be required to take part in the out of hours on-call rota and travel for training.

In return, you will enjoy working as part of a dedicated team enhancing people’s lives and will receive excellent support and training opportunities.

About Us

Affinity Trust is a national charity dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support to adults with learning disabilities. Supporting people with learning disabilities can be challenging but at the same time is extremely rewarding. If you are looking for a role where you can really make a difference, apply today.

Be the difference, change lives!

Affinity Trust are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and taking action to address inequality. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who is from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, anyone who considers themselves to have a disability and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Affinity Trust is committed to being Disability Confident which is a scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions. As part of our commitment all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

Skills & Experience

As a Team Leader you will play a key role in the day to day management of the service(s). You will provide support and supervision to the team of support staff, be key to managing the rota and ensuring staff are fully trained, and provide on the job coaching, feedback, and act as a role model. You will also take part in an on-call rota to ensure that our staff have access to support when it is needed

You will need to be experienced in supporting adults with learning disabilities and have skills and interests in direct line management of staff and developing others, being able to mentor your staff, as well as having the drive to work alongside your team to achieve positive outcomes for the people we support.

You will work alongside the Support Manager to ensure that our staff are providing excellent support to the people that we work with. As part of the management team you need to have excellent communication including verbal, written and IT skills and be organised, and plan your time effectively.

As a requirement of the role you will need to be willing to work flexibly, including shifts and be able to drive. You will also have (or be willing to work towards) a level 3 Qualifications & Credit Framework Diploma (QCF)

Benefits

As well as knowing that what you do is making a positive difference to people's lives, we offer a comprehensive benefits package as follows:

  • 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service)*
  • Access to our online discount portal, which we call affinity4you, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership
  • Pension scheme with employee and employer contributions

  • Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life's issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal)
  • Occupational Health support
  • Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual
  • Paid for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
  • Refer a friend scheme

*pro rata for part time staff

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be provided by Affinity Trust.

As a Team Leader you will play a key role in the day to day management of the service(s). You will provide support and supervision to the team of support staff, be key to managing the rota and ensuring staff are fully trained, and provide on the job coaching, feedback, and act as a role model. You will also take part in an on-call rota to ensure that our staff have access to support when it is needed

You will need to be experienced in supporting adults with learning disabilities and have skills and interests in direct line management of staff and developing others, being able to mentor your staff, as well as having the drive to work alongside your team to achieve positive outcomes for the people we support.

You will work alongside the Support Manager to ensure that our staff are providing excellent support to the people that we work with. As part of the management team you need to have excellent communication including verbal, written and IT skills and be organised, and plan your time effectively.

As a requirement of the role you will need to be willing to work flexibly, including shifts and be able to drive. You will also have (or be willing to work towards) a level 3 Qualifications & Credit Framework Diploma (QCF)

As well as knowing that what you do is making a positive difference to people's lives, we offer a comprehensive benefits package as follows:

  • 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service)*
  • Access to our online discount portal, which we call affinity4you, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership
  • Pension scheme with employee and employer contributions

  • Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life's issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal)
  • Occupational Health support
  • Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual
  • Paid for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
  • Refer a friend scheme

*pro rata for part time staff

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be provided by Affinity Trust.

Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme

Disability Confident
About Disability Confident
A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.

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