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  • Ref no: BHC00034
  • Published: 18/9/2020
  • Closes: 2/10/2020
  • Location: 160 Dundee Street, EH11 1DQ
  • Salary: £24,418.00 - £26,398.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week

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Edinburgh Supported Living Service, Western Harbour

Salary £24,418 - £26,398 p/a + excellent benefits

1 x 37-hours per week (full-time)

Are you someone…?

·      Who is interested in further developing your career in Social Care?

·      Who can motivate and lead a team of Support Workers?

·      Who is passionate about changing people’s lives?

·      Who can develop great relationships to achieve quality service delivery?

If yes, then maybe you might be our next Team Leader to support our Western Harbour shared services team! Our vision is to help people live their lives to the full and we are passionate about how we use innovation and technology to make a difference. 

Part of the Edinburgh Supported Living Service, you will lead a team of Support Workers responsible for up to 8 customers living with physical and learning difficulties. Our customers require daily support from the care and support team including moving and handling, personal care services, meal preparation as well as social time.

As our teams operate on a rota duty system during the day into evenings and provide waking night/sleepover support, we need an established Team Leader who is able to adapt to a fast-paced and operational working environment and can work positively with their team to ensure that service quality, performance and regulatory expectations are consistently maintained. Driven by excellent standards of practice, you will have confidence to tell us about your track record of significantly contributing to employee personal development through training, supervision and appraisal as well as team engagement.

You will be committed to delivering value and high-quality services for our customers with demonstrable experience of fostering strong relationships with customers, their families and other partners as part of the development of person-centred care planning and promotion of customer participation in the local neighbourhood.

The ideal candidate must have:

ü The ability to manage a care team, ideally within a Care at Home service

ü The ability to motivate a team to deliver personalised, outcome-based care

ü The ability to effectively manage shifts and rotas for their team

ü Strong IT skills and a keen interest in using technology to deliver care services

ü A relevant qualification (SVQ3), not essential as training will be given

ü The ability to work flexibly where required to support the team and customers on various shifts.

Blackwood offers a range of employee benefits, including:

ü Comprehensive induction and personal development opportunities

ü Fully funded SVQ training on completion of probationary period

ü Travel expenses and paid travel time between customer visits

ü Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period

ü 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours

ü Company mobile phone

ü Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit

ü Payment of PVG and SSSC registration

All successful candidates will be required to become a PVG scheme member as well as gaining appropriate registration with the SSSC.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as a Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the post. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd October, 5pm.

Interviews will take place online on Monday 12th October.