Team Leader - (Maidenhead, Berkshire)
Affinity Trust
Berkshire, UK
3d ago

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An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior support worker / team leader to join our team in Maidenhead, Berkshire, to work within one of our supported living teams supporting people with learning disabilities and complex needs.

You will work alongside the Support Manager to ensure that our staff are providing excellent support to the people that we work with.

About Us

Affinity Trust is a national charity dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support to adults with learning disabilities.

Supporting people with learning disabilities can be challenging but at the same time is extremely rewarding. If you are looking for a role where you can really make a difference, apply today.

Affinity Trust are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.

Skills & Experience

As a Team Leader you will play a key role in the day to day management of the service. You will provide support and supervision to the team of support staff, be key to managing the rota and ensuring staff are fully trained, and provide on the job coaching, feedback, and act as a role model.

You will also take part in an on-call rota to ensure that our staff have access to support when it is neededYou will need to be experienced in supporting adults with learning disabilities and have skills and interests in direct line management of staff and developing others, being able to mentor your staff, as well as having the drive to work alongside your team to achieve positive outcomes for the people we support.

As part of the management team you need to have excellent communication including verbal, written and IT skills and be organised, and plan your time effectively.

As a requirement of the role you will need to be willing to work flexibly, including shifts and be able to drive with the use of a car.

You will also have (or be willing to work towards) a level 3 Qualifications & Credit Framework Diploma (QCF)

Benefits

As well as knowing that what you do is making a positive difference to people's lives, we offer a comprehensive benefits package as follows :

  • 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service)*
  • Access to our online discount portal, which we call affinity4you, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership
  • Competitive pension scheme (we will match contributions up to 6%)
  • Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life's issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal)
  • Occupational Health support
  • Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual
  • Paid for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
  • Refer a friend scheme *pro rata for part time staff
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