Supported Living Co-ordinator (Job Ref: 18652)

Position Categories: Autism, Complex Needs, Full Time, Learning Disability, new, Yorkshire and Humber

Location: Leeds

Salary: Up to £20,431 pa based on experience and qualifications

Closing Date: 30 November 2017

Other Job Ref Numbers: 18652JCP, 18652GWO, 18652RED, 18652CRJ


Short Job Description:

The Hall Lane service in North Leeds provides Supported Living for adults who have a learning disability and complex needs, including autism, complex behavioural and communication needs. The service compromises of four individual properties supporting 15 individuals on one site. The service has the NAS Autism Accreditation and works within the SPELL Framework to provide a skilled and bespoke service to people on the autistic spectrum.

We are seeking an experienced practitioner to take undertake the interesting and responsible role of Support Co-ordinator for four individuals with a range of needs and aspirations. You must be confident, warm, highly motivated and committed to providing an excellent service.

You will have previous relevant experience, knowledge and a good understanding of working with people with a learning disability who have complex needs. You must be skilled in assessment and support planning, person-centred planning and the use of positive behaviour support strategies. You will need to demonstrate a commitment to using person- centred thinking and approaches in your work to achieve great outcomes for the people we support.

As well as providing direct support and leading the service at a designated house your role will include undertaking duty manager responsibilities across the service on a rota basis. You will manage and deploy staff effectively to meet the needs of service users, taking into account their personalised schedules and activity plans. You must be professional and able to act as a role model, leading your team by example to ‘go the extra mile’ to support service users.

You will be patient, professional and well organised with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You will be able to liaise proactively and effectively with Care Managers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. You will build warm, trusting relationships with service users and their families. It is essential that you have a minimum of NVQ3/H &SC Diploma Level 3 or equivalent and be willing to train to level 5. A degree or other relevant professional qualification would be desirable.

As this is a 24 hours/7 day a week supported living service you will need to be flexible and responsive to changing needs and demonstrate willingness to work the full range of shifts. In return we will offer you on-going professional development and the support of a highly motivated team of colleagues.

To Apply:
Ring 0161 237 1014, email recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk or visit www.creativesupport.co.uk/jobs — When applying quote the reference number of the role you wish to apply for

We do not accept CVs as a form of application, applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. An enhanced DBS check is required for which we pay. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by our organisation. We do not accept cold calls or sales/marketing contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website.


Application Instructions:

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed (recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk) to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.


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