Title: Care Team Leader
Location: BN43, Shoreham
Nearest Tube/Station: Shoreham
Wage/Salary: £22.00 gross per hour/ £27,456.00 gross per annum
Driver Essential? Yes, an adapted automatic vehicle is provided when on duty
Essential: Professional experience leading/coordinating a care team and supporting clients with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Confident supporting a person with physical disabilities. Enhanced DBS or willing to obtain one
Desirable: Previous experience working within a home care environment
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Minimum 24 hours per week, Monday to Friday. 16 hours, onsite Team Leader administrative duties. 8 contact hours and, additional hours available if desired. Hours are scheduled on a 4-week rota. 08.00 am to 8.00 pm/08.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Family/Client Pets: None
Recruiter: Janet MacLennan email@example.com
About this client:
Harry is 31 years old and lives in his own fully adapted home, independent of his family. He has a team of 12 support workers supporting him on a 2-1 basis, 24/7. Harry really enjoys pursuits, such as swimming, bowling, and going to the cinema. He has recently started boxing classes. At home he enjoys watching TV, doing Maths quizzes, cooking, and washing up. Harry sustained a traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) when he was younger, which resulted in life-changing injuries, complex cognitive and physical impairments, limited verbal, and no written communication. He exhibits behaviours that may challenge, reduced short-term memory and orientation, reduced vision, complex tonal issues - predominately low tone with dystonic patterning. Harry can become very frustrated when unable to get across his needs and feelings. However, he also has a cheeky personality and really enjoys interacting with his team. He requires support with eating and drinking, all personal care, and is a wheelchair user. There will be more detailed information given if you are shortlisted for this role.
Overview of role:
Harry requires an experienced Care Team Leader with TBI knowledge to lead, support, supervise, and manage his care team, liaise with all MDT professionals, and work closely with the case manager. The Team Leader will be responsible for supervision, appraisals, training, updating medication charts, arranging therapy and medical appointments, and managing stock. You’ll ensure Harry’s needs are being met to a high standard, his independence is always being promoted, and ensure the smooth running of a 24-hour care team. All contact hours will be daytime shifts, to ensure maximum time spent with Harry and liaison with the wider team is possible. There is a desk and printer on site for your Team Leader admin duties.
Who this job would suit:
Someone who has previously led a large care team. Knowledge of and experience supporting a client with a TBI, and it is highly desirable to have previously worked within a family environment. This role will suit a high-energy, proactive, motivational Team Leader. Harry is the team’s priority; however, you are also there to support your team, steering them to the continued high standard of care Harry deserves. You will bring creative ideas regarding community outings, for Harry to choose. You will be thoughtful, sensitive, and consistent in your approach to your team and importantly to Harry.
What’s great about this job:
Fantastic training and ongoing support and supervision from the MDT team and case manager. Harry is a great guy; supporting him, building on his life skills, and accessing fun and meaningful activities will give you, as his Team Leader a real sense of accomplishment and job satisfaction.
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