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Senior Support Worker

Salary: £19,714.50 - £20,007 per annum + benefits

Location: Derby Lodge, Leatherhead

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Supporting the manager and deputy manager you'll lead a team of support workers to provide extraordinary, person centred support, which is safe and maximises choice, dignity and independence. Working in partnership with the people we support, their family, our specialist support teams and external agencies you’ll help to plan and implement professionally designed and person centred support plans that improve the quality of their everyday life and enables the achievement of individual goals, however small or large, each and every day.
Acting as a role model and mentor to the support workers you’ll facilitate the use of sound judgment and creative solutions to enable people to achieve goals and explore new opportunities. You'll supervisor daily outputs and assist the deputy manager in managing staff performance, development and appraisals.

A natural leader with experience of providing extraordinary support, ideally to people with visual impairment or other disabilities, you'll be professional, patient and calm under pressure. You'll be a strong team player with the ability to lead by example and nurture and develop talent, both in your team members and the people we support. You'll have A QCF in Health & Social Care level 2 Diploma (or equivalent) with willingness to undertake level 3 and a sound Knowledge of regulatory standards for supported/residential living but above all you'll take personal responsibility for the quality of care and support delivered to the people we support, striving always to surpass expectations and do what is right by them.

 Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check (paid for by SeeAbility). We are a responsive employer and every application to be responded to.

 

Families of the people we support, have said that Derby Lodge is "well equipped, with good surroundings" and that the team are "kind", "approachable" and have a "caring nature".

Our Benefits

What we can offer you:

  • Full training
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • 28 days Annual Leave, increasing each year up to 36 days
  • Discounts/cashback including supermarkets, retailers and more
  • Season ticket travel loan
  • Access to eye tests
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program, providing support and guidance whenever you need it most
  • Refer a Friend Bonus (£600) T&C’s apply
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