Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader

Sussex HR
West Sussex
20.00 GBP Hourly
13 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

This is an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader and a Deputy Team Leader to work together to establish a strong team of support workers to enable an adult (female) with an acquired brain injury to move into her own home. Our client has many physical difficulties and requires close monitoring of her medical condition with the local NHS services and her MDT.

Initially the individuals will be working with her established team and care provider to give time to fully understand her complex needs and to set up the team.

The team will be required to provide high quality support in maintaining a stable medical picture, their life and rehabilitation programme. This may include helping them to managing their disability, accessing the community, moving home, building relationships and developing their use of technology in order to increase their independence.

Working with this previously active individual there is exciting opportunities to support her maintain her links with the community and maximise her independence through her rehabilitation programme. You will be working with her in her current nursing home placement and so be required to work alongside their staff until her move into her own accommodation in the community once her home is fully adapted and a full care package is in place.

The 37.5 hours (Monday to Sunday) will be divided between the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader dependent upon their availability and experience.

You will be:

  • Working with the rehabilitative professionals involved to provide ongoing rehabilitation under their support and guidance
  • Working with the nursing home staff to monitor her health and minimise any hospital admissions. If admitted to hospital to act as her advocate.
  • Assisting the individual with managing and supporting her own independence by encouraging her through the rehabilitation programme appropriately (including supporting participation in the activities designed for her rehabilitation)
  • Providing person centred services to this individual in all aspects of her life including opportunities to access the community through recreational and social activities and enhancing life experiences
  • Supporting her to maintain and develop links with family, friends, and other professionals across a wide variety of locations
  • Assisting the individual to plan her life around her own needs and goals ensuring these are assessed in relation to her lifestyle and taking account of risk management approaches

Experience of working with brain injured individuals is essential to ensure that we meet the needs of our client.

What you will need:

  • Resourcefulness and to be able to demonstrate a 'can do' attitude with consistency and patience;
  • To be able to work flexibly;
  • Ability to show how you would enable and support vulnerable individuals to make informed choices about their lives;
  • Ability to signpost individuals to get the information, advice and guidance they need;
  • To feel inspired and motivated by enabling others to achieve their goals;
  • Ability to building rapport and relationships with a wide variety of people;
  • Ability to empower and inspire confidence in others;
  • Ability to facilitate and enable change in others;
  • Using initiative with excellent listening skills
  • Knowledge of 'safeguarding' vulnerable adults
  • Experience or organising and leading a team
  • Recognise physical changes in your client and liaise with the MDT professionals;
  • Full Clean Driving Licence.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to join this new team, please email your CV and covering letter.

No agencies please