Brandon Trust is a charity that supports people with a learning disability, autism or both, to live a life of freedom with fewer limitations. We provide a full induction, a variety of professional development opportunities and a range of benefits.
We have a full-time opportunity for a team leader to join the experienced, and welcoming team that support several men who share a lovely home in Dulwich.
You'll provide great leadership and day-to-day supervision to your team of support workers to ensure the service provides excellent support and care. A role model for excellent support, you can inspire others and help to enable them to achieve their goals.
As a key worker, you’ll provide essential services, and you’ll receive full training, equipment and support. You will need to be available and able to carry out your role during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Brandon is committed to protecting our staff, candidates and people we support so we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to minimise the risk of infection. We will continue to monitor and adapt our plans as the Government and Public Health England release updates.
You’ll lead the staff team of around eight people. The people you’ll support share a lovely purpose built home which includes a sensory room. They have quite complex needs and are non-verbal.
As team leader you’ll tailor how you manage and coach people based on their individual needs, goals and levels of experience and lead your team to support the individuals to live the lives they choose. You’ll monitor team performance by providing supervision and regular appraisals, to ensure that everyone is delivering the high levels of support that we pride ourselves on. You’ll also have finances and other resources to manage, and legal requirements and standards to meet.
You’re compassionate, you love working with people, have their wellbeing as your top priority, and can build relationships based on trust and respect.
You’ll have some experience in a similar social care role and to be able to demonstrate good team management and development skills. If you’ve a relevant social care and management qualification, that’s even better. You’re patient and understanding of people’s varied needs; able to adapt your pace to match theirs. A confident problem solver and creative thinker with good communication skills, you’ll overcome challenges with commitment and enthusiasm.
You’re passionate about what you do and are committed to ensuring that your team has the tools and guidance it needs to deliver first-class and consistent support. You’re good at managing budgets and resources, and have an up-to-date knowledge of legislation and quality standards.
All team leaders have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services and are paid £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.
Successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check.
We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days. If successful, you’ll be contacted to set up a time for a short telephone interview. If successful, this is followed by a face-to-face interview.
Brandon reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.