Job Reference: SLDPL0323

Practice Leader

Brixham, Devon

Salary: £26,203 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing Date: The closing date for this vacancy is the 6th April 2023. Applications will be considered as and when received.

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, fun-loving, and resilient person to take on the role of Practice Leader within one of our Supported Living Services for an individual with Learning Disabilities and Autism.

You will be overseeing a new service and team to support Matt, who has recently moved from a hospital in Cardiff, to his new home in Brixham. Matt needs a team that can support him to settle into his new home so your ability to engage with Matt and his staff teams with a ‘can-do’ attitude, are essential. 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 also 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, behaviours (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.”

As Practice Leader for this new service, you will work with the Registered Manager to role model outstanding support whilst also undertaking duties such as rota planning, appraisals & supervisions, risk assessments, support planning and co-ordinating the regular training of your team. You will be able to use your IT skills to effectively use basic systems designed for efficient reporting. You will need to have unwavering values of Transparency, Engagement and Quality, to understand the specific needs of Matt, ideally with knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

You will work closely with family, external agencies, and your colleagues – using the expertise of others to ensure access to a holistic, truly person-centred service. You will demonstrate your ability to plan, deliver, and review support on an outcomes-focused pathway, considering positive risk taking to develop skills and have meaningful experiences. You will be driven to continuously improve the service and performance of your team to enable Matt to direct his life by having opportunity, choice, and control.

You will have experience of providing services for people with learning disabilities and autism, familiarity with supervising a team, and a current working knowledge of CQC regulation would also be advantageous. This is a 24 hour, 365 days per year service and you will need to be flexible to work as the service requires, including mornings, daytime, nights and weekends – in addition, this post holder will support the out of hours on-call service on a rota basis.

Havencare will provide you with:

  • Quality training to ensure you have all the skills you require to succeed
  • Continual 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
  • Financial incentive for our Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Vouchers at Christmas, your work anniversary, and your birthday
  • Paid DBS

Essential for the role:

  • Recognised professional qualification – minimum NVQ Lv.3 Social Care or a desire to complete
  • Full UK driver’s licence and have use of a car.
  • 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.

Closing date: Thursday 6th April 2023

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