Practice Lead – 30 Hours

Are you an experienced Practice Lead/ Senior Support Worker looking for a new opportunity within Social Care? Springfield House supports people aged 18+, with learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions, epilepsy and behaviours that may challenge. Springfield House is located in the beautiful seaside town of Birchington. The property is comprised of 10 bedrooms, all of which have an en-suite bathroom.

Job Title           Practice Lead

Location           Springfield House, Birchington, Kent, CT7

Hours             30 hours a week and the shifts are typically  07:30 to 22:00 Monday to Sunday working every other weekend.

Salary                £19,500 per annum

Achieve together are currently looking for an Senior Support worker at Springfield House, Birchington on a permanent basis.

Achieve together is one of the UK’s leading providers of support for people with learning disabilities, autism and associated complex needs. 

You will be working as part of a friendly team, supporting vulnerable adults with a range of mental health and learning disabilities. As a Senior Support Worker you will be expected to lead shifts and assist with coaching and inducting of new staff to the service.  You will also be required to participate in the on call rota.  You will write daily reports on activities, as well as devising and updating care plans and undertaking risk assessments for the people we support. You will play a vital part in providing the people we support with care and be able to profoundly improve their quality of life, assisting people who are unable to live independently by offering them the practical help they need, as well as emotional support. 

This may include: 

  • Completing and maintaining detailed records, reports and notes   
  • Cleaning, cooking and shopping  
  • Planning and engaging in activities  
  • Administering and recording medication  
  • Complying with health and safety requirements 

Why not head over to our website and read some of the fantastic success stories shared by people we support https://www.achievetogether.co.uk/category/success-stories/ 

You!  

You should have sector based experience supporting adults with learning disabilities and be qualified up to NVQ/Diploma L2 or 3 in Health and Social Care or have completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship programme. We employ our Team Members based on their values. 

You will be:

      • Patient 
      • Understanding
      • Respectful 
      • Caring & compassionate 
      • Considerate 
      • Reliable and responsible

Our team members come from all walks of life, including: Retail, Hospitality, Warehouse, Security, Ex Forces, Sales, Administration, NHS, Social Care, Mental Health, Care Assistant, Outreach, Domiciliary Care, Health Carer and Residential Care.

What you can expect?

  • Competitive pay rates with increments aligned to level of experience
  • Fantastic development and progression opportunities [75% of our promotions are internal]
  • A comprehensive induction programme to support you in your early days
  • Ongoing award-winning learning and development programmes
  • Excellent Recognition schemes
  • Flexible working arrangements

Your rewards include:  

  • Free structured and supported 12-week induction to get you off to a flying start! 
  • Ongoing career development to support you in achieving your ambitions 
  • Opportunity to gain sector specific qualifications and to join our Leadership and Management Programme
  • Personal online Learning and Development portal 
  • Refer a Friend incentive scheme of £300 per referral* 
  • 28 days holiday (Incl: Bank Holidays)
  • Free enhanced DBS checks and clearances*                          
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for help with financial, physical and mental wellbeing 
  • Discounts platform for permanent staff, including gift cards, discount codes and other benefits 
  • Pension – we contribute to your retirement fund 

Or maybe it’s receiving the biggest smile from the person you support when they achieve a goal they never thought possible, and a heartfelt letter of thanks from their loved ones!

*Subject to current Terms & Conditions

Your new employer

Achieve together – Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary People  

Our growing organisation has over 25 years of expertise, and our team of expert practitioners are proud to deliver high-quality support across England and Wales. We offer the support and stability of a successful organisation with the homely family feel in each setting which is underpinned by our values: 

Being Brave…we are resourceful, open-minded & creative

Having Fun…we are present, engaged and communicate and connect 

Making things happen…we are reliable, trustworthy and take ownership 

Valuing everyone…we are good with people and emotionally intelligent

Protecting you:   

We are committed to supporting our team members and take every precaution to ensure robust infection control procedures are followed and that they decrease the risk of Covid-19 transmission. When you become a Team Member you will be provided with full PPE, inclusive of hand sanitiser, masks, gloves, apron and shoe covers (where appropriate) and all the appropriate training to keep you and those around you safe. 

As a Senior Support Worker, you will hold “Keyworker” status: and will be permitted to book your vaccination through the national booking service on presentation of an offer letter or contract of employment.

Does this sound like the career for you? If so, apply now and start your journey with us. 

Want to know more?

Email?us at vacancyeast@achievetogether.co.uk   

We at Achieve Together treat everyone equally with dignity and respect. We believe in the strength and value of an inclusive and diverse workforce and recognise the positive contribution all employees bring regardless of age, race, ethnicity, disability, religion or belief, gender or sexual orientation.

We value the unique talents of every individual and work together to help everyone achieve their full potential by providing equality of opportunity to our team members, welcoming applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Achieve together vacancies are excluded from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 which means that for certain types of employment it is lawful to reject a person for employment on the grounds of a spent conviction. When making an application, job applicants are obliged to disclose all convictions, whether or not they are spent.

 

To apply for this job please visit careers.achievetogether.co.uk.