Lead Support Worker

Home Group
£10,000 - £19,999
16 Jul 2021
15 Aug 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Lead Support Worker
Canterbury, Kent
Permanent, Full Time and Part Time hours available (37.5 hpw if Full Time)
Salary circa £25,500 pa (pro rata), depending on skills and experience
Plus, On Call, Sleep-In Enhancements and brilliant benefits!

Delivering support with a difference. That’s when it hits home.
We have a hugely rewarding opportunity for you to join our Transforming Care team in Kent! You will be helping our brilliant customer to live a fulfilling life in their own home and within the local community.

You will be supporting our customer who is a vulnerable young gentleman with complex needs and challenging behaviours. These include Autism, ASD and ADHD and he is looking for a patient team to support him in his daily living activities. He has a wide range of interests from playing sports and Just Dance on the Wii to listening to rap and hip-hop music, so if you’re a fellow Snoop Dogg fan you’ll get on like a house on fire. He also really enjoys hot chocolate, playing pool and table tennis and going to theme parks.
You’ll be trained to support our customer’s mental and physical wellbeing and to take positive risks to enable his successful journey. If required (and only as a last resort), you may need to use physical intervention and we will provide you with training and support to do this safely.
You’ll manage our small team of frontline Positive Behavioural Support Workers in providing person-centred and strengths-based support. As our team and safeguarding lead, you’ll use your experience and brilliant skills in effectively motivating and directing colleagues. You’ll ensure our exciting new LIFE support practice model (Living Independently and Feeling Enabled) is delivered in a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led way. We’ll tell you all about it when we meet you!  

About our team
You’ll be working alongside our Clinical Registered Manager Amanda, and Philippa our Deputy Manager, as well as our brand-new team of PBS Support Workers and Clinical colleagues who are super passionate about supporting our customers to reach their goals and celebrate their achievements. You will be leading a newly recruited team of around seven colleagues.

Where you’ll work
You’ll work primarily with our customer in their own home in Canterbury as well as supporting them in the community, but there will be opportunities for you to work with our other customers in Kent too with services in Gravesend, Canterbury, Ashford, Broadstairs and Rainham you may be asked to support our other customers as and when there is a requirement.

Working hours
Our customer needs support 24/7 to meet his needs, so you’ll take your turn with your team working on a rota which could include working days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and waking nights. You may also be required to do sleep ins in which an enhancement will be paid. As we’re asking you to be flexible for our customer, we’ll also give you the time back that you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you! 

About you
You’ll have an excellent working knowledge and experience in the Care and Support sector, including safeguarding processes and responding quickly and appropriately to emerging risks to individuals, teams or service delivery. 
It’s important to us that you have worked in a Senior Support Worker role before, preferably with people that display behaviours of concern, working with support and risk management plans. Holding a Level 3 or 2 Diploma in Adult Health & Social Care or equivalent, you’ll have a great understanding and passion for promoting independence and social inclusion through person centred support. You’ll provide personal care in a strengths-based way to facilitate greater independence, as well as use creative solutions to support independence. You must also be willing to provide personal care where required.
When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one. 

How we’ll support you
Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll nurture your talent, help you understand how things work here and you’ll have a fantastic induction with ongoing learning and support! You’ll be trained to keep an eye on customer’s mental and physical health, identifying any signs of deterioration, and take positive risk management to ensure our customers health and wellbeing.  
We want you to get the right balance and always feel at your best to continue to deliver brilliant outcomes for our customer. So, your wellbeing and taking time back when you need too, is our top priority! 

Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our career’s pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the PBS Team Leader Job Description, and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

To apply
Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.  

During Covid
We’re continuing to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our brilliant colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We’re doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep everyone safe, we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. Check out our awesome video to find out more on how our colleagues have felt supported here during the outbreak.

You’re unique!
Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So, whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!
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