Larchfield Community in Middlesbrough is part of The Camphill Village Trust (CVT), a National charity that promotes the ethos of everyone having a true value; being an important part of the community. We provide supported living, learning and working opportunities for adults with learning disabilities, autism, various complex needs and challenging behaviour. We also provide varied work opportunities including on our own farm and gardens, in our bakery, café, and craft workshops, to enable people to live lives which are socially connected and full of meaning and purpose. The successful candidate will be managing one of our supported living houses or flats.
We are looking for a confident and composed, competent and enthusiastic person to be a Senior Support Worker. The people we support have various needs and our aim is to work as a team to enable them to reach their full potential and have a fulfilled life, whilst ensuring that they remain safe and happy. You must be able to lead by example, manage the team to achieve this and have their full respect.
There is a requirement that we work to meet the expectations of CVT and to meet the obligations as contracted by the local authority. As a Senior Support Worker, you will be responsible for ensuring that this standard is maintained and promoted within your team and throughout the whole community.
You will form part of a strong, supportive senior team and attend weekly senior meetings with the Registered Manager, who will also be your supervisor. We are looking for someone who is a leader, yet approachable and caring, putting the needs of the Community Members first and ensuring that the whole team work to enable them to reach their full potential and lead a safe and fulfilled life.
You will need to be able to liaise with health and social care professionals and family members, attend reviews, CPA’s and safeguarding meetings and represent Larchfield and Camphill Village Trust positively within the wider community. Experience in a previous supervisory role would be an advantage.
Minimum (achieved or working towards) NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care or equivalent is essential.
Experience in leading shifts and managing a team is desirable.
Full training and induction is given.
£10.10 per hour/£19,500 per annum (plus any additional payments for sleep overs)
Hours are full time (37.5 hours), working Monday to Sunday as part of a rota system
Shifts patterns include: early shifts, late shifts, long days, weekends, sleep overs and waking nights.
Posts require you to have an Enhanced DBS disclosure, proof of qualifications and two (2) satisfactory references.
An application form can be downloaded online at www.cvt.org.uk or you can contact the office on 01642 579800 for more information.
CLOSING DATE: Monday 23rd April 2018