Assistant Team Leader - Maidstone Supported Living Services

Job Title: Assistant Team Leader - Supported Living Services
Location:  Harrietsham, Maidstone, Kent
Reports To:  Team Leader and Director of Support Services
Contract Type: Full time
Starting Salary: £17,192 per annum for a full-time post
Benefits: Training and staff development opportunities 

We are looking for a dedicated, experienced and energetic Assistant Team Leader with great interpersonal skills to help lead and inspire our team of fantastic support workers based within our Supported Living Service in Harrietsham in Maidstone, Kent.

The Assistant Team Leader will assist the Team Leader in delivering a high quality service supporting adults with learning and physical disabilities to live truly fulfilling lives. Reporting directly to the Team Leader, the Assistant Team Leader will help inspire, enable and encourage our clients to have as much autonomy as possible over how they live and how they are supported. The Assistant Team Leader will provide direct support and ultimately contribute to improving the lives of our clients within our Harrietsham Supported Living Service.

About You:
Compassionate, conscientious and a clear communicator, you will have extensive knowledge and an experienced understanding of what constitutes ‘good care’. Level headed and self-motivated, you’re a champion for people with learning and physical disabilities and believe anything is possible. Taking pride and owning everything you do, you:

  • Have a proven track-record of working successfully in a Supported Living Service that is regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

  • Have good working knowledge of correct and current procedures and regulations

  • Have an excellent understanding of safeguarding procedures

  • Are confident in liaising with managers to help leading, supporting and supervising a team

  • Can manage your time effectively and efficiently

This post will require an Enhanced DBS and a full, clean driving licence. Basic knowledge of British Sign Language/Makaton is desirable.

About Symbol:
Symbol is a powerhouse for change! We believe that anything is possible and work tirelessly with children and adults with learning disabilities and autism along with their families to help facilitate truly fulfilling lives, in spite of the challenges frequently faced, by providing inspired and individually designed support.

2019 sees Symbol celebrate their 21st year of excellence in providing high quality, cutting edge services across the United Kingdom to people with learning disabilities.

Consistently achieving outstanding ratings in regulatory inspections and demonstrating high levels of service user satisfaction, Symbol is registered with Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission and is highly regarded by Kent County Council Commissioning teams.

To apply or for more information on the role, please email dylan.gillett or call 01622 859 216.