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Team Leader

Job Description

At Turning Point, we support people with learning disabilities across the UK. As a Team Leader, you’ll make a real difference to the lives of the people we support as you provide high quality services that support each of our service users to achieve their potential. We are looking for 2 Team Leaders within our Tameside service.

Passionate about people, you’ll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life too, as you make the role your own as part of a friendly multidisciplinary team. Raising the bar for person centred approaches; you’ll provide support and advice to the people who use our services. Of course, that means not only putting their well–being first, but providing an outstanding service for their families too. People’s lives will be truly changed by you. We’ll offer you the chance to thrive on a wide range of challenges; you’ll develop flexible and realistic support packages in collaboration with individuals, families, social services colleagues and other professionals, ensuring that support plans reflect each person’s needs, goals and aspirations. You’ll promote, monitor and review independent living ensuring people’s personal choice, advocacy and support –encouraging service users to stretch themselves, where appropriate.

A real team player with training/education and experience gained in the learning disability sector, it’s essential that you have a working knowledge of issues related to learning disabilities, as well as current legislation. We’re also looking for Team Leaders with experience of managing complex needs who can quickly adapt within a challenging and changeable environment. We expect our Team Leaders to bring strong communication skills to their role, so enabling you to tailor messages to a variety of audiences.

What benefits will I receive?

Of course, we know it’s not about the money. But that doesn’t mean we don’t reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • Excellent training and development

  • A pension plan & annual leave with an option to buy and sell

  • A car (for some roles) and travel expenses

  • Family/flexible leave, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan, & Bike 2 Work scheme

  • Free financial, legal and practical life advice, online health assessment tools, counselling services, and support from an occupational health and well-being provider

Running services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our services– and our people. So if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to supporting people with learning disabilities to live fulfilling lives; Turning Point offers you a great career opportunity.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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