Team Leader job in Gillingham at The Kent Autistic Trust

Team Leader

Company: The Kent Autistic Trust

Location: Gillingham UK

Date Posted:Mar 26, 2018

Who We AreWe are a well-respected specialist provider of services for adults with autism and additional needs, with 40% of our services being rated as Outstanding by CQC. We pride ourselves on offering superb training and career opportunities. Being part of our team will involve you working alongside our engaged frontline expert staff who are passionate about providing truly unique person centred care.Recruitment Open Day We are recruiting for Team Leader for our new purpose built, 7 flat Independent Living Service in Brompton Gillingham, Kent providing 24-hour support 7 days a week.We will be holding a RECRUITMENT OPEN DAY where you will be able to meet the team and find out about what we do on:-Date: Friday 6th April 2018Location: 24 High Street, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5AE Times: 10am to 12pm & 1pm to 3pm So, if you are passionate about supporting people to live a fulfilling and enriched life, using ordinary community facilities, please come along and meet us for an informal chat.You will be required to apply online for this role which you are invited to do either before or after you attend the Open Day. If you are unable to attend the Open Day please just apply online.WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE A TEAM LEADER As a Team Leader you will need effective line management skills as you will deputise for the Manager, and will also be responsible for controlling petty cash.On a day to day basis you will be providing support and care for the people we support with the aim of helping them to be as independent as possible and to achieve their personal potential. There's no such a thing as a typical day, every day is interesting and varied. From providing personal care or emotional support to supporting someone in the community with food shopping or social activities such as swimming, eating out or attending healthcare appointments. You will be providing support that makes a real difference to people's lives.There is also some important admin to do as well, such as dispensing and recording medicines for the people you support, along with updating support records on our computer system.Whatever your day includes, as a Team Leader you'll need to be patient, caring and a great communicator. You'll also need to work well as part of a team and be happy speaking to other healthcare professionals and family members of the person you're supporting.The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar senior/team leader role and have the following experience and qualifications: ESSENTIAL SKILLS:A positive and compassionate attitude towards careEnergetic approach to support with social activitiesExcellent communication skills Willingness to learnTeam playerPrevious work experience as Senior Support Worker/Team Leader DESIRABLE SKILLS:Experience of working in challenging behavior servicesNVQ Level 3 or higher in Health and Social Care (Adults)Experience and/or knowledge of epilepsyHold a full driving licence and be willing to drive WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AS A TEAM LEADER:An immensely satisfying careerComprehensive induction training and career progression33 days holidayCompany sick payHealth and life benefits packagePension SchemeSummary Details - Team LeaderHourly Rate - £9.56ph to £10.65ph Hours & Shifts -  Will be dependent on the support needed and will be further discussed at interview. Please note that the service will be 24hr support over 7 days a week.Location - Brompton High Street, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent.Indicative Closing Date: 15th April 2018.However, we will review applications promptly and will generally commence interviews before the indicative closing date.Open Day: DATE: Friday 6th April 2018                   TIME: 10am to 12pm OR 1pm to 3pm                   LOCATION: 24 High Street, Brompton,                                        Gillingham, ME7 5AEInterview Dates: 16th & 17th April 2018We will review applications promptly and will generally commence interviews before the closing date.We do not accept applications made via agencies.  View full job description
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