Team Leader – Reablement Team – North Northamptonshire Council

Job Category: Social Care
Reference HQ00021378
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Ongoing, moving to a permanent role after 12 weeks if successful.
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date A.S.A.P
Hours per week 37.5
Rate From £8.91 to £9.25 per hour

About the job.

This is the time when you can make a real difference in other people’s lives.  Helping vulnerable people is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs you could do. Help people return home to live their lives as they can by joining the reablement team as a Team leader.

Ideally 6 months experience needed, but free training will be provided.

Opus, on behalf of North Northamptonshire Council, is looking to recruit temporary team leaders for the reablement team.  Working through Opus, you will offer support as part of the Management Team, to promote the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities through the provision and development of services.

The ideal candidate will be compassionate, enthusiastic and kind, and will always enjoy going the extra mile to accommodate the needs of every individual we support.

North Northamptonshire includes Desborough, Corby, Oundle, Thrapston and others to the north of Northampton.

  • To be responsible for the day to day provision of a safe and comfortable environment from which the service can operate for the customers, as specified, to meet the requirements of NNC Care Services to provide services for adults with learning disabilities.
  • To be responsible for such administrative and financial tasks as designated by the Team Manager in accordance with procedures.
  • To oversee the assessment and preparation of individual team plans for the area of   To ensure the delivery of services to meet these plans in order to provide  each customer with an individually determined package of care / support.
  • To manage the ongoing review and updating process of individual care plans and records to ensure that services provided accurately reflect the customers needs  at all times.
  • To manage a team of staff and take responsibility for their induction training, continuous development and performance to ensure effective and efficient use of  this resource in accordance with the policy and objectives for this service.

To actively promote a customer voice in the provision of the service, including the  encouragement of self and citizen advocacy.

  • Qualified to NVQ Level 4 or equivalent in Social Care, or have the ability and willingness to undertake training to this level. A natural desire to help improve people’s lives
  • Relevant management qualification or a firm understanding of the supervision / management skills required to supervise a team of staff effectively.
  • To be able to supervise staff effectively, and to carry out regular supervisions with staff.
  • To be able to maintain accurate records.
  • Good Verbal, written, numeracy and computer skills. Respect for others, a friendly personality and a real passion for helping people.
  • Knowledge of current disability legislation and current thinking.
  • Free training
  • Holiday entitlement accrued while working
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates are first to hear of any vacancies we have
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’

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