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Deputy Team Leader and Support Worker - Part time and Bank

Location:
Lincolnshire
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
See below
About The Role

Location: Cranwell Village, Lincolnshire, NG34
Days & Hours: Deputy Team Leader/Support Worker:
25 hours a week to be worked in accordance with the rota. The hours available are predominately on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and every other Weekend however there will be additional hours available to cover team absence. 21 hours to be worked as a Support Worker and 4 hours to carry out Deputy Team Leader duties. Please note On Call cover will also be required in accordance with the On Call rota.

Support Worker: Bank Hours to be covered in accordance with the rota. (please see below for more information)

Pay: Deputy Team Leader/Support Worker:  £12.98 per hour, Deputy Team Leader duties and £5.19 per day, Deputy Team Leader On-Call rate. £10.90 per hour, Support Worker role, Monday – Friday and £12.46 per hour, Support Worker role, Weekends and Bank Holidays.  Sleeping Nights (Support Worker role) paid at National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage per hour dependent on the successful candidate’s age. 
Bank Support Worker: £10.90 per hour, Monday – Friday and £12.46 per hour, Weekends and Bank Holidays.  Sleeping Nights paid at National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage per hour dependent on successful candidate’s age.
Driver required? Desirable
Driving Client's Car? Desirable - Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle (WAV), automatic
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes? Desirable, on duty and to attend trainings 
Essential:  Experienced in working in a supporting role, preferably with young people.
Family Pets: 1 family dog
Accommodation (while on duty): Separate Office/Support Worker bedroom with en-suite and kitchen facilities.
Interviews week commencing: As and when applications are received.
Start Date: ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

Alice is a caring and friendly young adult that enjoys sailing and playing Boccia.  Her family and friends play a very important part in her life along with her support workers.  She likes to be involved in the decision making regarding her personal life and College work and also for people to listen and to respect her opinions, she is a very determined young lady.

Alice has Cerebral Palsy and shares her home with her family and loves to be out and about in the local community.  She has a very active outlook on life and is becoming an independent young lady.  She requires allocated rest breaks in her diary as she can become very tired due to not sleeping too well during the night.

An important part of this role is supporting and empowering her transition into adulthood, which means you will be working alongside various professionals, including Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists and other Support Workers.  Opportunities have arisen to work as part of a team supporting Alice.

Deputy Team Leader/Support Worker
The Deputy Team Leader/Support Worker will assist the Team Leader with leading and supporting Alice's care team including the organisation of rotas, liaising with her family and many health professionals involved in her care and providing supervision and support for the team (in the Team Leader's absence) alongside carrying out a Support Worker role for Alice. Please note you will be required to deputise for the Team Leader in her absence. The role of the Deputy Team Leader/Support Worker is to be responsible, in conjunction with the Team Leader, for ensuring that the delivery of care and the ethos of the care team reflect Alice's wishes and values and to ensure that care given by the care team is of high quality, safe and effective at all times. They will need to ensure care is delivered in a way that ensures maximum positive support to promote wellbeing and independence under the guidance of Alice's requests and involved professionals. This job will suit someone who is organised, calm and able to bring lots of enthusiasm to the role.

Support Worker
You will be required to provide personal care, as well as other vital support duties and be actively involved in facilitating and supporting Alice in her leisure activities like sailing, Boccia and swimming.  This role would be ideal for someone who has experience of working in a supporting role, preferably with young people.  Please note some lone working is required. 

You will be joining a care team where you will be taking direction from the Team Leader and Therapists to ensure that Alice receives all the care she requires.  This is wonderful opportunity to join a supportive care team where you can make a real difference to Alice’s life by maximising her opportunities and promoting her independence wherever possible.

Bank hours:
Ad hoc and variable hours to meet the needs of Alice which will include cover for maternity leave, annual leave and sickness on the team.

Shifts available to cover flexibly – Alice attends a college three days a week, therefore there are early mornings and/or early evenings on these weekdays between 6.30am- 9pm.  The remaining two week days, weekends and school holidays, support is provided all day, with the need for some sleep-in cover from 9pm-7.00am.

Pay and Benefits:

  •  Deputy Team Leader/Support Worker: £12.98 per hour, Deputy Team Leader admin duties and £5.19 per day, Deputy Team Leader On-Call rate.        £10.90 per hour, Support Worker role, Monday – Friday and £12.46 per hour, Support Worker role, Weekends and Bank Holidays.  Sleeping Nights (Support Worker role) paid at National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage per hour dependent on successful candidate’s age. 
  • Bank Support Worker: £10.90 per hour, Monday – Friday and £12.46 per hour, Weekends and Bank Holidays.  Sleeping Nights paid at National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage per hour dependent on successful candidate’s age.
  • 5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
  • Free DBS check

In order to promote continuity of our high care standards, you will be offered:

  • Induction,
  • Relevant training opportunities (including The Care Certificate),
  • Regular clinical supervision/review meetings,
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated Case Manager or Team Leader and HR department

Safeguarding

ILS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our Clients within the activities we undertake, and ILS expects all our Clients’ employees and workers to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees or workers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.  This position will require:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK;
  • Satisfactory references, including your last employer;
  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.
About You
It would be great to receive your application, if you have the following skills/behaviours: 
Support Worker role
  • Must be able to work with specialist equipment (training will be provided).  A Handling Management Plan is available and is designed to reduce the risk of handling injuries, but you may be required to bend, kneel, squat, push or pull.
  • Experienced in working in a supporting role, preferably with young people
  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Alice’s needs
  • Can demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner
  • A team player who understands the importance of feedback to qualified members of the team
  • Can develop productive and professional relationships with others
  • Actively creates an inclusive environment respecting diversity
  • Good organisational skills and can adhere to standards and quality requirements
  • A full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed) is desirable. It would also be advantageous for the successful candidates to be able to drive Alice's adapted vehicle
  • Water confident to assist with hydrotherapy/swimming
  • I.T. literate and aptitude to work with communication aids.  (Training will be given as required.)
  • Cheerful and caring with a positive attitude, as well as patient and tolerant
  • Proactive and innovative with regards to planning and carrying out activities
  • Trustworthy with a good sense of humour
  • Able to work under own initiative and also follow instructions/programmes from the Team Leader, colleagues and therapists
  • Willing to participate in a variety of outdoor activities
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy
  • Can maintain an excellent level of confidentiality
  • Good verbal & written communication skills
  • Strong and high proficiency in English language in oral communication
  • Willingness to work flexibly and cover shifts, sometimes at short notice
  • Friendly, approachable with a proactive and encouraging approach

Deputy Team Leader/Support Worker role

In addition to the above, it would be great to receive your application, if you have the following skills behaviour:
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships, including the utilisation of the appropriate person management skills required to support in leading, training and supporting a team of support workers.
  • Able to practice as a competent Support Worker and provide evidence to demonstrate this.

Satisfactory references & proof of eligibility to work in the UK required.

The position requires a disclosure request from the DBS. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

About Us

ILS Case Management is the UK's leading independent nationwide Case Management company.

When a person’s life has been changed by injury, we address the practicalities.  We work with children and adults who have had moderate or catastrophic, complex injuries.  We assess individual needs and are able to provide a comprehensive Case Management designed to maximise independence.  We are CQC registered and compliant with their standards.

Our Case Managers work closely with our Clients, and we carry out all the recruitment processes on behalf of our Clients; and will support you, from your initial telephone interview right through to arranging employer interviews, trial shifts and placement.

If you are successfully recruited, you will be employed directly by our client or their Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection.  However, ILS will manage your day to day employment, providing you with the support you need to carry out your role.  Working as a Carer or Support Worker for an ILS client means that you will have a dedicated Case Manager to oversee your client's care needs.

For more detailed information about working as a carer or support worker for ILS, please visit: http://www.indliv.co.uk/about-us/careers/work-as-a-carer-support-worker

Our Company Values
We are Supportive.  It matters to us that our clients and staff know that we care.
We have Integrity.  We can be trusted to work in a professional, honest and transparent way.
We are Client Centred.  We put our client's aspirations at the centre of everything we do.
We are Quality Focussed.  We set high standards and aim to exceed them.
We are Positive.  We find solutions and empower others.