Shaw healthcare are currently recruiting for a Team Leader (Senior Support Worker) to deliver a quality of care and support to our service users in line with our care principles of 'wellness, happiness, and kindness' A Team Leader will lead a team of support workers to ensure that the physical, social, psychological and emotional needs of our residents are met.
Essential Skills & Duties of a Team Leader:
- An experienced carer, having worked as a Senior Support Worker or Team Leader before, with mobility or continence needs, using the appropriate aids and equipment experience;
- A positive and caring person, who is confident and able to deliver individualised care and support in-line with each of our residents support guidelines;
- Be able to communicate and engage effectively with our service users, their families and colleagues, good interpersonal and working relationship skills are essential;
- Preferably you will be QCF/NVQ Level 3 qualified in Health and Social Care with experience in administration of medication, including controlled drugs;
- It is essential to be Health and Safety aware, to ensure the safety of our services users and colleagues.
As A Team Leader it is important that you have the appropriate skills to motivate, encourage and manage other employees. You will work under the direction of the Home Management and qualified registered nurses.
As the role involves working with vulnerable people, including delivering personal care and support of an intimate nature, your employment will be subject to appropriate pre-employment checks including referencing and Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Shaw healthcare has grown from its origin as a registered housing association to one of the UK’s leading healthcare providers largely through partnerships with public agencies responsible for both health and social care.
We are unique as a major healthcare provider in being 74% owned by its staff and 26% by its former parent company Shaw healthcare (Homes) Ltd.
Shaw has forged successful partnerships with Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and Social Care teams across England and Wales, developing care services and facilities for people with specific needs at the request of care commissioners.
We provide a spectrum of services from comprehensive care packages through to low level support in the community for older people and adults with physical, sensory or mental health support needs.
Shaw now employs over 4,600 people to provide care to over 3,000 individuals in registered care homes, hospitals, supported living arrangements, retirement schemes and domiciliary care settings.
We have links with UK universities to research and develop leading edge care practice and as a learning organisation we are committed to supporting the on-going training and education of all our staff.