Job details
Posting date: 28 September 2020
Salary: £20,062 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 27 October 2020
Location: North Sheffield, S5
Company: Affinity Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: OPS01603-9777

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Summary

Introduction

Affinity Trust are looking to appoint a number of experienced Team Leaders to join our team in Sheffield. We are seeking a number of dedicated Team Leaders to support adults with learning disabilities who also engage in behaviours that may challenge and who may experience complex mental health issues. This is a great opportunity for senior carers (HCAs) looking to work in a different setting. Although experience is essential we will fully train you to ensure that you have all the skills needed to provide the very highest standard of support.

A new development in the north part of Sheffield has been built that consists of eight bespoke one-bedroom flats in a single building over two floors. The development has been built to provide accommodation and support for adults with learning disabilities and who may be on the autistic spectrum and/or have complex mental health needs. We will be supporting eight individuals on site in innovative and high quality housing designed to enable these individuals to live as independently as possible within the community. Two of the flats are wheelchair accessible and the remaining six are wheelchair adaptable. The development also comprises a communal meeting space and enclosed and accessible gardens. This is an exciting opportunity to support individuals to achieve new things and make huge positive changes to their lives; many of whom will have lived in long-stay institutions and hospitals for most of their lives.

The ideal candidate would have a sound working knowledge of the principles of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS), although training will be provided.

About Us

Affinity Trust is a national charity dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support to adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs.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.

Skills & Experience

As a Team Leader you will play a key role in the day to day management of the location. 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, complex needs and people with a forensic background, 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 lead a team of staff to support individuals who may present with a variety complex needs such as Learning Disability, Mental Health needs and challenging behaviours. For this role, you must have an awareness of risks associated with supporting individuals who may have histories of contact with the criminal justice system and challenging behaviours and managing these within a community setting using positive and proactive approaches. Experience working with this population is desirable.

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
  • Competitive pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%)
  • 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 location. 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, complex needs and people with a forensic background, 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 lead a team of staff to support individuals who may present with a variety complex needs such as Learning Disability, Mental Health needs and challenging behaviours. For this role, you must have an awareness of risks associated with supporting individuals who may have histories of contact with the criminal justice system and challenging behaviours and managing these within a community setting using positive and proactive approaches. Experience working with this population is desirable.

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
  • Competitive pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%)
  • 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.

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