Orient Street is provides overnight short breaks for children and young people aged 5-18 and Adults who have Learning Disabilities, Autism and/or challenging behaviour. We are looking for Team Leads to join our dedicated team within Southwark.
Orient Street has a 4 bedded registered children’s unit and a 5 bedded Adult unit. As a Shift Leader your role is about supporting your Manager and Team Leader (deputising in their absence) whilst working with a team of Support Workers.
You will be responsible for providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for our clients; promoting their wellbeing and maximising their independence. You will hold a QCF Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) and have experience of working with children, young people and adults with learning difficulties, ideally within a residential environment.
This role includes shift work, and the coordinating and management of care and ancillary staff during a shift, providing support and supervision as required.
We are embarking on a significant transformation programme to strengthen our overnight short break offer to vulnerable children, young people and adults. The residential unit that has been extensively refurbished and the service is being financially invested in and strengthened to ensure that our children, young people and adults receive the best possible overnight short breaks experience. We want you to join us on this journey and help lead and support the service through this transformative period.
In return Southwark Council offers excellent career and employment benefits including;
• Comprehensive induction training programme
• Access to a wide range of relevant and continuous professional development training opportunities
• Local government pension scheme with a generous employer pension contribution
• Consistent rota pattern
• Local and national rewards and benefits scheme
• A generous annual leave entitlement, starting at 26 days per year
• Opportunities for career progression with access to wider Southwark Council roles
If you would like an informal chat about this role, please contact Rob Skipwith, Service Development Manger on 020 7525 5756 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a rolling advert and will close as soon as all vacant posts are filled. Please apply asap to avoid any disappointment.