Team Leader

10.36 - 10.91 GBP Hourly
20 Jul 2021
17 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

The purpose of this post is to ensure the effective, efficient, and smooth running of the service in accordance with the

philosophy of Orwell Housing Association and the aims of the service.

To respect the individuality and dignity of each person through a person-centered approach and to communicate and

co-operate as a team member.

The Team Leader is key to ensuring all staff team are supported, whilst encouraging and enabling our Customers

to maintain their dignity and independence and lead fulfilling lives.

Key Responsibilities

* Line manage Care Assistants and Relief Care Assistants, and ensure that all employees receive regular, good quality support, supervision, and an annual review in accordance with Orwell's policy.

* Recruit and select employees and volunteers in conjunction with the Service Manager.

* Ensure that employees follow policies and procedures, and these are understood and implemented.

* Support the Service Manager with local care quality audits and checks within the service.

* Provide and deliver the team learning workshops relevant to aspects of individual care plans.

* In accordance with Orwell's policies, support the Service Manager with absence capability and disciplinary issues in conjunction with the People Team.

* Attend and contribute where necessary to allocation panel meetings and show prospective customers around the service and promote the service in the local community.

About You

The ideal candidate will hold or be working towards a QCF Level 3, or equivalent, in Health and Social Care and have demonstrable experience in delivering the highest quality care and support.

As a Team Leader you will be willing to undertake further ongoing relevant training. And it is essential that you have knowledge of the essential standards of quality and safety with regards to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (regulated activity) Regulations 2010 and the Care Quality Commission (registration) Regulations 2009.

If you have previous experience of working in a care role and want to feel you are doing more than just a job, this could be the role for you.

Why Orwell?

We are an organisation committed to making a difference to local people. Caring for and supporting people has become central to what we do. Orwell lives by its values - we understand it's the little things that can make the biggest difference and making a difference together is at the heart of what we do.

We are one of the Top 25 Best Housing Associations and one of the Top 75 Best Companies in the East of England to work for, as well as a Silver Standard Investors in People accredited organisation

As part of our benefits package, you can enjoy -

* days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays

* access to the Orwell Rewards platform

* reward and recognition awards

* free DBS checks

* free Hepatitis vaccination

* free Flu vaccination

* wellbeing promise

Closing Date: 3rd August 2021

Interview Date: Available Immediately

Full PPE will be provided including certified face masks and will be required to be worn at all times in line with current Public Health England guidelines.

Orwell is committed to safeguarding and safer employment and the principles of empowerment. Successful applicants will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS Disclosure