Salary: £12.90 - £13.90 per hour
Closing Date: 01/12/23
Havencare Homes and Support Limited 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 we don’t think that experience is everything, first and foremost we are looking for outstanding people with outstanding values that align with our values of Transparency, Quality and Engagement.
About the Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic, resilient, and forward-thinking person for the role of Team Leader within Supported Living Cornwall to support ‘R’ who lives in his own home in St Agnes.
You will work on-shift, 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.
To help you decide if this opportunity is right for you, here is a bit more about you and them and the type of Practice Leader they are looking for …
Knowing this young man well we feel that patient and calm natured person would work best.
Someone that is happy to sit quietly with them, and at times someone that will use techniques to engage them in activities.
Someone that can support sensory diet and facilitate visual aids to improve communication. Experience and understanding individuals that can become distressed, with a sound knowledge of the functions of behaviours and PBS delivery is ESSENTIAL. Analysing behavioural data to inform you and your team to be confident in trying new ways to support. A robust and methodical leader who is not afraid to be an active team player while coordinating structure and routine for ‘R’
Driven to continuously improve provision and performance of your team to enable this young man to direct his life by having opportunity, choice and control regardless of capacity.
He is a young autistic man, he is full of fun and vitality and who enjoys nothing more than being out all day everyday – he is very active! Can you walk for miles to keep up with him? He likes being outdoors come rain or shine.
He is up for all adventures to include paddle boarding, zip wiring and wall climbing.
‘R ‘has a passion for cars, trains and buses. He is a sociable young man who struggles at times with boundaries and needs consistency and patience to support his understanding that not everyone is his friend – shop staff and transport staff all know him well and will often give a cheerful wave and tell him their names.
He really enjoys the opportunity to travel by train or bus to various places each week.
‘R’ attends a farm placement with his support staff weekly and is supported to do so.
‘R’ attends an outdoor adventure centre each a week with his support staff where he rock-climbs, abseils and zip-wired, and even in the warmer months jumping off the pontoon into the quarry.
‘R’ thrives from having structure and routine, knowing what he is doing each day and who he will see is very important to him. Planning with him and using various ways to communicate his week with him is vital.
He sees the world around him as unpredictable and sometimes frightening. The team know things that cause him to be anxious and understand and support any behaviours that cause him distress.
‘R’ has an infectious personality and has a busy week with his team. During the day ‘R’ is supported by 2 staff to ensure he is able to remain safe while accessing the community to get then best from his days
If you share the passion to improve lives and opportunities, then this could be a great opportunity for you to work in an environment that cares about people supporting people.
‘R’ is happy to be supported by both males and females. They both have access to their own vehicles, so a clean driving license would be beneficial.
The working pattern would be:
‘R’s’ support delivery begins at 8am through to 11pm. He has someone sleep at his home with him overnight. 2:1 shift is currently 9am-5pm but is constantly being reviewed to meet his needs and support the activities he likes to engage with.
This will post requires weekday, weekend, morning, afternoons and evenings. We facilitate a 2-week rolling pattern for continuity of delivery.
‘R’ is happy to be supported by both males and females. He has his own vehicle on order, so a clean driving license is essential.
If you are the right person to support “R”, we will provide you with:
Essential for the role: