Team Leader/Senior Support Worker
About the role
Are you ready for the next step in your career?
Are you interested in developing and supporting others?
Are you organised and self-motivated?
We are looking to invest in talented individuals who want to connect with people. Experience in communicating with clients and professionals, accurately recording information, and working in a fast-paced environment will stand you in good stead for the position of Team Leader. Experience in care, however, is not essential.
We support individuals to regain their independence following an accident or a period of illness, and we help them to remain in their own home.
“They were a terrific team and very punctual and so very cheerful. They helped me enormously and I wish they could have visited me for longer. They were so encouraging to help me recover, I very much appreciated them all.” - Client
We’re offering a very rewarding role in which you will be challenged and your leadership skills developed. We are a caring and supportive team, and we pride ourselves on our extensive, in-house training programme.
As a Team Leader you will:
- Support and manage a team of Support Workers
- Oversee client review visits
- Lead and develop key areas of the service, for example medication and Equality & Diversity
- Be the first point of contact for Support Workers for advice, including at evenings and weekends.
In return we can offer you:
- Comprehensive training, including in managing staff
- Opportunities for career progression
- Excellent peer and managerial support
- An attractive pension and Annual Leave package
- An array of staff benefits
Note: a driving license is required and the role involves working shifts between the hours of 7am and 10pm, including weekends and Bank Holidays.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact Margot Hand, Intermediate Care Manager at email@example.com and Cheryl Smith, Deputy Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a MS teams call or phone call.
Interviews will be confirmed at a later date.
For work that makes a difference
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.