Interim Team Leader

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Social Care
South East
Salary Description:
£15 per hour
Job Ref:

Interim Team Leader - Learning Disabilities Supported Living Services
Millwell Crescent Chigwell
Salary: £15 per hour. Enhanced rate for temporary acting role
Hours: Full TIme 40 hrs
Contract: Initially 3 months with possible extension

Our client is based in Chigwell which houses two males with learning difficulties who have behaviours which may challenge. We are looking for an experienced Team Leader to support our staff and service users in providing the best care. Please note this is a temporary 3 month post but with possibility of extension

To work individually and as part of a team, supporting the Operations Manager to ensure the smooth running of the service and to ensure that service users are provided with a safe, caring and stable environment. Day to day management of a staff team. Managerial responsibilities will include rota management, supervisions, staff management, budgeting. The post holder will support service users in reaching their full potential by empowering them to fulfil their personal, social, educational & emotional needs, by providing a high standard of personalised care and support, while respecting the dignity, independence and individuality of each person,

Key Responsibilities


* To maintain accurate financial and administrative records in relation to petty cash and service user's finances. To be aware of the financial budget of the service and support the Operations Manager to achieve targets
* To monitor and maintain efficient staffing levels as demanded by Purchasers and Regulators in line with safe practice and contractual agreements

Service User

* To ensure the health, safety and welfare of all service users are monitored and maintained whilst ensuring they have opportunities to take planned risks
* To promote quality assurance, working towards legal, statutory and organisational obligations
* To ensure effective and proactive communication between members of the team and colleagues
* To take a pro-active and innovative approach to supporting service users, maximising their potential by enabling them to engage in meaningful activities and opportunities. To enable them to lead a valued and fulfilling life and to maximise their potential; physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and culturally
* To help service user's to attain and maintain good standards of hygiene and personal care, providing assistance as appropriate
* To support the Operations Manager to assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate individuals' placements and take appropriate action in response to changing need
* To contribute to the on-going assessment, planning and implementation of behavioural guidelines and skills learning programmes
* To be aware of, and work towards, meeting and evidencing agreed packages of support
* To be responsible for recording, planning and evaluating support plans and risk assessments
* To assist in ensuring service users are supported to go on an annual holiday

Quality Processes

* To ensure that the highest standards of support and care are provided for service users, with detailed and regularly reviewed Support Plans and that the service meets assessed and identified needs
* To promote person centred approaches to support
* Ensure service users have opportunities to be actively involved in the community
* Organise and participate with service users, in a range of leisure and social activities
* When necessary transport service users, either by company vehicle or public transport
* Represent the values of Lodge Group Care in dealings with external agencies and individuals
* Support the Operations Manager to ensure the service complies with legal and regulatory requirements
* Promote and adhere to good practice in Health & Safety within the home with regard to service users, visitors, colleagues and others
* To ensure that any issues or deficiencies that may adversely affect the safety and quality of service provision is reported immediately
* Communicate appropriately with service users, taking into account their communication needs
* To work as part of a staff team in a constructive and supportive manner and attend regular staff meetings
* To act as the lead and work within a flexible rota system adapted to meet the needs of individuals living in the service
* To report appropriately all events/incidents and be proactive in making changes needed to minimise further occurrence.
* To contribute to the overall cleanliness of the service and involve the service users as appropriate.
* To accurately maintain all records as required by the home manager
* To have a working knowledge of, and adhere to, all Policies, Procedures and guidelines
* To be on call, as required, ensuring staff have access to support or advice/guidance at all times

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties, but a guideline to indicate the main areas of responsibility, and is subject to periodical review to meet operational needs, and following consultation with the job holder

Shift patterns will be over a seven day week consisting of a mixture of AM and PM shifts with occasional sleep in duties as required.


Contact Details:
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Contact: Kris Clare

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