Title: Care Team Leader
Location: Balham, SW12
Nearest Tube Station: Balham
Salary: £34,125.00 gross per annum
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? On duty
Essential: Experience managing a care team and supporting young adults with autism, learning disabilities and behaviour that may challenge, excellent spoken English
Desirable: Degree educated
Start Date: ASAP, Permanent position
Days & Hours: 37.5 hours per week over 5 days, which will include some weekend work and bank holidays
Family Pets: Rescue Dog
About this client:
Thomas (25) is a sociable and sporty young man with lots of interests. He lives on his own home with a little dog that he re-homed from the rescue centre. Thomas loves to be out an about every day, going to cinema, taking long brisk walks, playing, watching and discussing football. He likes table tennis, swimming or to a climbing wall, tandem cycling and going to places that include music and dancing, the list is long! Thomas likes to spend time with people who share his interest in gardening, drama, cinema, and street dance. Thomas has Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), mild learning disability, verbal and oral dyspraxia, severe anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is friendly and sociable but can present with behaviour that may challenge.
Overview of role:
We are seeking a confident, strong and patient Team Leader to support and supervise Thomas’ care team. You will be responsible for the general team leading duties and direct 1:1 support for Thomas, including positively managing behaviour. You will conduct supervisions, update care plans and risk assessments, be involved in recruitment of support staff and ensure that the team are providing the highest standard of care and support. Working hours are 37.5 per week, over 5 days, which will include some weekend work and bank holidays. £34,125.00 gross per annum.
Who this job would suit:
Our client requires a confident, resilient and friendly Care Team Leader who can support Thomas to enjoy his interests and activities, promote his independence and encourage his self-confidence. You will need extensive experience with team management, coaching and mentoring and supporting young adults with autism, learning disabilities and behaviour that may challenge. You will have a genuine interest supporting young clients with disability, plenty of common sense and the desire to learn.
What’s great about this job:
Working in genuine partnership with Thomas and his family, this is an amazing opportunity to support and enable a truly inclusive, ordinary life for this young man, living in his own home, firmly embedded in the community he grew up, amongst those who know and love him well. Continued Professional Development; you will receive regular training and involvement from a specialist Clinical Psychologist. You will be supported by the Client Relations Manager.
Who is recruiting for this role?
We are working in association with a case manager on this vacancy; they will be carrying out all recruitment, including shortlisting and interviewing. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to Snap Care sending your CV and contact details directly to our client for their consideration.