Team Leader

Lambeth & Southwark Mencap

£25,000 rising to £26,000 after one year

Full Time (36 hours per week) - Permanent contract

About this role

To effectively and efficiently contribute to the day to day running of Lambeth and Southwark Mencap's Community Support Service working co-operatively as part of a team operating within the framework of the organisation's policies and procedures.

To provide leadership to a team of Senior Support Workers ensuring that at all times they embrace our Core Values and meet the standards and values required by relevant legal, regulatory and government policies.

To work with people with learning disabilities, carers and staff from other voluntary and statutory services in order to provide services that are person centred, user led and result in quality outcomes for service users.

To take part in the on-call rota

To undertake sleep ins

Person description

Experience of managing and developing a staff team.

Knowledge of personalisation of social care services, relevant legislation and regulatory frameworks affecting social care and statutory responsibilities affecting people with learning disabilities and their carers.

Understanding of Safeguarding issues as they affect people with learning disabilities.

Literacy, numeracy and computer skills sufficient to understand and prepare reports.

About Lambeth & Southwark Mencap

Lambeth and Southwark Mencap is a long established charity, orignally based in the borough of Lambeth and now working in both Lambeth and Southwark to provide community services and support to adults with learning disabilities and their carers.

Our organisation has played a key role in helping to shape local services and involvement in service planning remains an important element of our work. Our aim is to develop services which enable adults with learning disabilities to live full lives. We will also continue to provide services which support carers of people with learning disabilities. We recognise possible tensions between a service user's best interest and the interest of their carers and we will consult and involve both users and carers when offering services.

How to apply

To download an application pack, please visit our website at LSMencap.org.uk and click on 'Jobs' or call Admin on 020 8 655 7711.

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This notice was posted on Thursday 24 August 2017

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