Senior Support Worker (Supported Living)
Summary of Role
We are looking for a motivated individual to assist the Service Manager with a range of leadership responsibilities, to include providing supervision and support for an identified team and reviewing and maintaining care and support documentation.
The post holder will form part of the management structure by working alongside another Senior supporting the Service Manager to support people in a new shared supported living service in Bideford. Providing person-centred support, in response to each individual’s needs and aspirations, will require the post holder to be flexible and responsive to change. The position will involve working evenings, weekends and sleep ins.
The ideal candidate will have:
· Excellent communication and organisational skills.
· To be willing to undertake additional required training commensurate with the post.
· Social care qualification, or willingness to undertake this.
· Ideally have previous experience of leading a team in a similar service.
The Northam Care Trust is one of the largest social care providers in North Devon with charitable and limited company status employing over 260 staff in our expanding Service Continuum. We have been in operation for 45 years and are a not for profit Charity which means every penny gets reinvested into our staff and clients.
- Full e-learning training provided including the opportunity for professional qualifications.
- Double pay for bank holidays.
- Enhanced overtime rate.
- Birthday leave.
- Company pension scheme.
- Additional annual leave for length of service up to 25 days plus bank holidays.
- Training & Attendance Bonuses.
- Membership discount with ARC for racquet sports & gym.
- Cash staff referral scheme.
- Free Will Writing service.
- Cycle to work scheme.
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Does the job role include personal care?: Yes
Full time position of 37.5 hrs per week.
Shifts over 7 days per week on a rota basis, with alternative weekends off including sleep ins.
Learning disabilities, Senior care / support worker, Supported living
The Northam Care Trust Offering Choices, Supporting Outcomes
Type of organisationCharity
SectorHealth and social care
The Northam Care Trust is a charity formed in 1978 and our mission is to support people with learning and physical disabilities in having choice and control in achieving the best possible quality of life, evidenced by real quality outcomes and supported by our passion for excellence.
We are based in Northam and Bideford in North Devon and have developed person centred support for people with profound and multiple learning and other disabilities and complex needs in residential and day activities. Excellent communication, respect, dignity, engagement, support for carers and a set of values and behaviours underpin our work and add value with personalisation at the core.
We are the only organisation in North Devon and North Cornwall providing this high care specialist service and we are a vital resource for families and carers whose relatives live in our accommodation or use our community support facilities including the range of day activities we offer at The Rose Hill Activity Centre.