Job Reference: SLDSLPL0424

Practice Leader

Kingsteignton, Devon

Salary: £13.20 plus additional pay factors (see below)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing Date: 26th May 2024

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, 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.

Check out the role brief and assignment information here: 2024 Practice Leader Role Brief – St Lukes

In this service, you would be supporting three gentlemen  with all aspects of day-to-day living both in their home and out in the community.  This could include walking about locally, catching the bus or train to Exeter for Art Club, doing the weekly food shopping, or going bowling.  They also have an interest / passion for trains, churches, and planes.  If you share these interests, then this could be a great opportunity for you to join our team based in Kingsteignton.

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.
  • 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 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:

Combination of shift patterns which includes  sleep in’s, this includes weekend working and flexible off-rota time to support completing admin tasks and the team. To be discussed further at interview.

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
  • Opportunity to earn overtime (+ £2.00ph on your usual hourly rate)
  • …and more!

Essential for the role:

  • Full UK driver’s license 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:

The closing date for this vacancy is 26th May 2024. Applications will be considered as and when received.