Assistant Team Leader - Short Breaks Service

Do you want to help people with learning disabilities reach their dreams?  Our team of Support Workers make a real difference to people’s lives.

LOCATION/S: Based mainly in Lenham, Kent.

ADDITIONAL FACTS:              

Full time position available

This position will involve weekend work and some sleep-ins

Own transport would be an advantage due to location

JOB TYPE:                                   Full time

SALARY:                                      TBC


Due to considerable demand, we are expanding on our existing Short Break service, which provides respite services for adults with additional needs away from their families, in the form of short breaks.

We are looking for a full time Assistant Team Leader work as a Support Worker as well as taking on supervisory roles within the staff team. Daily tasks will include; assisting service users with everyday tasks, accompanying them in leisure activities, helping with personal care and other duties as required. Some admin will also be involved in keeping records of events, medication, incidents etc.

The short breaks vary from weekends to full weeks so the possibility exists to work long shifts followed by extensive time off. Hours will be confirmed depending on applicants and in the case of full time, may require some hours to be worked elsewhere in the company ie Lenham, Harrietsham or Headcorn.

Our Support Workers are at the heart of our unique approach to supporting people with learning disabilities to live lives with fewer limitations. Support Workers bring an opportunity for freedom and fulfilment into people’s lives, empowering them to achieve their ambitions, however big or small. In this life-changing and truly rewarding role, you’ll inspire others, empowering them to thrive, grow and realise their dreams.

We provide full training and on-going career development and you’ll also have inspiring colleagues around you to turn to for guidance. Our benefits are pretty impressive too and include a competitive pension scheme, generous holidays and excellent working conditions.

At Symbol we understand that everyone has different needs, and that disability affects people in very different ways; you’ll therefore provide tailored day-to-day support. Each day is often very different depending on whom you’re working with; your day could include offering support with household tasks, personal care or finances. You might also be supporting people to become more involved in their local community and access employment and education opportunities, if that’s what they want to do.

It’s a job that can be challenging at times, but this is balanced by the unrivalled sense of long-term satisfaction it also gives. It’s an opportunity to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the people you support. It’s a career that you can feel proud of.

To find out more and/or to request an application form please contact us:

Telephone:         01622 859216