Do you have team-leading skills? Are you looking for a role that has clear pathways into management? Do you want to make a lasting difference to the lives of children, young people and adults with a Learning Disability and/or Autism in Southwark.
If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a Shift Leader for our Orient Street Short Breaks Unit which supports children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and autism (and associated physical disabilities).
You will be NVQ Level 3 qualified (or equivalent) with knowledge and at least 2 years’ experience of working with children, young people and/or adults with learning disabilities.
Why work for Southwark as a Shift Leader?
- Generous remuneration package, annual leave and local government pension
- Newly refurbished residential unit and well-staffed service.
- We will put you on our Passport to Manage training and give you the opportunity to get your Level 5. This will give you a clear pathway into a management role.
- We provide great work/life balance. Flexible working patterns.
- We are a gold level accredited Investor In People employer.
What will you do as a Shift Leader?
Using life skills, you will have the opportunity to make a huge difference within a child, young person and adult’s life. You will meet a variety of clients, some of whom may require high levels of supervision and support.
Within this leadership role, you will not only ensure the welfare and care of each client but also give guidance and support to all residential care workers.
You will be committed to making a difference, this includes being responsible for staff supervision, leading shifts, ensuring placement plans are followed, policies, procedures, risk assessments, rotas and making sure that education is supported.
You will create positive relationships with clients, meeting their needs and safeguarding them at all times.
Please note that you will be expected to work shifts as part of a 7-day rota. Shifts are typically 07:00 – 15:00 and 14:00 – 22:00.
If you think you can make a real difference to our residents, apply to be a Shift Leader today.
For an informal chat about this role, please contact Rob Skipwith on 020 7525 5756/ 07736499842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 2 August 2020.
This is a rolling advert which will stay active until the post is filled. The first round of interviews are expected to be the week commencing 3rd August. Please apply at your earliest convenience to avoid any disappointment.
To apply please click here https://www.jobsatsouthwark.co.uk/jobs/shift-leader-residential-respite-care-sc03738
(COVID-19) information for job applicants
Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if shortlisted, we will be conducting interviews remotely using video link e.g. Microsoft Teams.