Lead Support Worker/ Care Team Leader / Support Assistant

£17440 per annum
21 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Lead Support Worker

Location: Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland

Salary: £8.60 per hour or £17,440 per annum

Position: Full Time, Permanent

A support provider working with people with a learning disability in Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland, has an opportunity that you can't ignore!

The company enables people with learning disabilities to have greater choice and control over where and how they live, helping them to realise their individual hopes and dreams.

If you are an experienced support worker, qualified to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent who wants to move in to a supervisory role then you should apply.

You will work with a Support Manager to design the support around individuals. You will be accountable for complying with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements for a number of services and will undertake all aspects of operational management leading and inspiring staff and people we support to learn and develop; ensuring performance management and standards are met.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the support team are competent and focused, and are able to fulfil the needs of the people we support
  • Assist the Support Manager to assess the people the company supports and agree their needs. Produce support plans as needed after the assessment is completed.
  • Contribute to the induction of new staff, ensuring all standards are met.
  • Contribute to the development of the team and individuals, carrying out regular supervision and identifying training needs. To be part of the recruitment process as required by the Support Manager
  • Contribute at team meetings
  • Provide on call support as part of a rota
  • Act up in the absence of the Support Manager
  • Take appropriate steps to protect and safeguard verbal, written and electronically stored information, within the job holder's control and ensure that such information is available to (only) authorised users on request.
  • Work with a range of client groups and needs as required i.e. children, adults, and older people.

Your role will be to ensure that the support team are competent and focused, and are able to fulfil the needs of the people we support.

You must be qualified to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent. If you are creative, flexible and have great communication and organisational skills then we want to hear from you!

Please be aware that the company will not be providing relocation packages or visa sponsorship therefore only candidates eligible to live and work in the UK will be considered.

To apply for this role please click APPLY to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with experience of; Support Worker, Carer, Care Support, Care Assistant, Social Worker, LSW, LSA, Support Assistant, Special Needs Support, Mental Health Support, Autism Support will be considered for this role.