Job Reference: CAMMPL0823

Practice Leader


Salary: £14.20 inclusive of on-call allowance, in addition £54.00 per sleep. Potential earnings for year could be £35152 based on 40 hours and 2 sleeps per week.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing Date: 27th September 2023 - Applications considered as and when received.

Job Description

Havencare is a forward-thinking and growing charity.  We have been making a difference for 35 years, changing the lives of people who have learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries, and other support needs. Our big aims include every person having a home that is right for them, and support for the life they choose.

At Havencare, first and foremost, we are looking for outstanding people who align with our values of Transparency, Quality and Engagement.

An understanding of positive behaviour support (PBS) and leading PBS in practice would be an advantage, although not essential because we can develop these skills and experience with the right person who has the attitude and aptitude to learn and deliver at this level.

About the Role

You will work on-shift and allocated off rota time to support service delivery, leading your team in outstanding practice. You will lead the principles of “nothing about me without me”, ensuring the supported person’s voice (behaviours, expressions, actions, words) is heard, and they are leading their support planning, delivery, and review.

About Matthew:

Matt has recently moved from a hospital in Cardiff, to his new home in Brixham.  He is still settling in so needs his team to engage with a ‘can-do’ attitude.  As this post will require you to fulfil both management and direct support duties within this busy and diverse service, strong organizational and team working skills are key.

We have been working closely with Matt’s family, who are local to Brixham, to help Matt adapt to his new environment, here are some words from Matt’s family:

“We would like Matt’s support team to learn as much about Matt from what we have shared that includes observations from existing carers of Matt interacting with those around him; knowledge of Matt’s, behaviors (anxious and quiet moments) and interests which are vital to understand for all staying in his home. Matt has trouble understanding the do’s and don’ts of life, but he does have a high level of intelligence that includes reading, writing, excellent recall, operating a laptop, iPad, games, and he also enjoys pen and paper hangman. Patience and flexibility with Matt are important and there are numerous interests he finds enjoyment in that includes: music, dance, stories, film scenes – called up from the internet – films and comedy series.’’

  • He adores his family and its key to rebuild these relationships.
  • He is autistic and has high anxiety which can cause him distress.
  • He benefits from structure and planned routines.
  • He needs you to be a driver with a clean licence because he will want and need you to drive his car.
  • He loves Only Fools and Horses.
  • He enjoys his garden.

About You:

  • A patient and calm-natured person.
  • Comfortable to sit quietly and use compassionate and considerate techniques to engage them in activities.
  • Passion to live-life and lead more than a safe existence
  • Naturally curious about neurodiverse human behaviour
  • Non-judgemental and focuses more on why something happened opposed to what happened.
  • A confident leader from the front, back and centre of their team, depending on circumstances.
  • Able to investigate, hear all perspectives, analyse information, and develop and adapt ways of working.
  • Thrive on working closely with family, wider networks, and your colleagues, collaborating and coproducing with the expertise of others to enable a holistic, truly person-led service.

About the usual working pattern:

  • To be discussed at interview.  Shift patterns will include weekend working on a rotational basis.

We will provide you with:

  • Quality training and development opportunities to maintain and enhance your skills and knowledge
  • Free 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Big financial rewards through our Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Vouchers at Christmas, your work anniversary, and your birthday
  • Paid DBS
  • Annual pay of £29,536 plus approx. 2 sleeps in a week £35,152 and the opportunity to earn overtime.
  • …and more!

Essential for the role:

  • Full UK driver’s license and have use of a car.
  • Recognised professional qualification – minimum NVQ Lv.3 Social Care or desire to complete
  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and subscription to the Update Service; right to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.

Check out the role brief and assignment information here: 2023 Practice Leader Role Brief – Brixham