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Title:  Care and Support Team Leader - Part Time

Location: 

Rye, South East, GB, TN31 7SQ

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Retirement Living
Requisition Number:  78570

 

Care and Support Team Leader – Part Time

 

St Bartholomew’s Court, Playden

 

£10.33 per hour (rising to £10.65  after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

 

21 and 28 hours per week available – rolling rota including weekends, with occasional requirement for night shifts

 

 

We are seeking an experienced, NVQ qualified Care and Support Team Leader to support a team of Care and Support Assistants in making a real difference to the lives of our residents. Situated on the outskirts of picturesque Rye, with easy access to the town centre and local amenities, St Bartholomew’s Court provides apartments and communal facilities for over 60s.  We deliver 28 care packages and you would visit all residents during the course of your duties, but only be responsible for a small amount. This is a rewarding role, with great opportunity for development and career progression, whilst receiving all the support you need to succeed in this role.  The successful candidate will become part of and support, an established and experienced team of 15 and foster the already great team spirit we have. 

 

During these exceptional times we have a recruitment process in place that means we can fast track start dates.

 

Read more about St Bartholomew’s Court here

 

The role of Care and Support Team Leader will include:

  • Effectively supervising and supporting a team of Care and Support Assistants
  • Providing personal care such as washing and toileting
  • Assisting with tasks such as shopping and domestic support
  • Communicating with doctors, social workers and the local authority
  • Writing care plans and reviewing care packages
  • Co-ordinating rotas,completing timesheets and inputting these onto the payroll system
  • Involvement in the recruitment and induction process of new staff members
  • Conducting risk assessments and reviews when they arise
  • Administering, ordering and booking in medication and gap monitoring
  • Spending social time with residents, including joining in with activities
  • Managing escalated resident queries
  • Ensuring CQC regulations and standards are met, along with involvement in CQC inspections
  • On call duties shared with other Team Leaders                          

Skills and experiences:

  • Proven experience of working with people with physical disabilities in a care or housing environment is essential
  • A NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards, is essential,ideally at least a Level 2
  • Previous experience in a staff supervision role is desirable
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislations
  • Kind, gentle, reliable and hard working person who is flexible and easy going
  • Friendly and approachable nature, compassionate towards staff and residents
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Access to your own vehicle would be desirable, as there is limited public transport out of hours

Why work for Sanctuary Retirement Living?

Sanctuary Retirement Living services provide comfort, independence and peace of mind. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that support is available in their home should they need it. Spacious apartments with on-site communal facilities create an environment where residents can enjoy healthy, active and independent lifestyles in their later years. 

 

Ready to join Sanctuary Retirement Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Retirement Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with contributions from Sanctuary
  • At least 28 days paid holiday (including public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work schemes
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Retirement Living. For more information on the campaign click here

 

Read the full job profile here

 

Closing Date: 12 August 2020

 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

 

For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Retirement Living, visit our website, take a look at our Facebook  page or search #LifeatSanctuary

 

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We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Retirement Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.