LONDON BOROUGH OF BRENT
Salary range: £36,708 – £39,867 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: John Billam Resource Centre
Help children and adults with specialist needs
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
At John Billam Resource Centre, we support adults (18 – 65) with a learning disability and autism to access continuing education, secure real jobs, achieve desired goals and become more involved in their local community.
You will be accountable for leading The Advance Accredited Autism Unit with National Autistic Society. You will be responsible to ensure the wellbeing of service users, giving adequate support to maximise their dignity, independence and privacy.You will assist the Team Manager in the supervision, coaching and mentoring of the team. Co-ordinate the daily provision of support and activities for people to ensure the delivery of a high quality, responsive and efficient service. The post requires flexibility and tremendous drive and ambition to continuously monitor and find creative ways to develop the service. The post holder will be responsible to ensure support offered to service users is innovative, person centred and that it meets all required standards and expectation of advance accreditation.
You will be responsible for supervising a team and delivering creative Day Care Programmes for people with a learning disability, physical disability, autism and challenging behaviour in response to their assessed needs and agreed care plans.
The role also includes working closely with customers, families and carers to enable individuals to access meaningful activities and develop social life skills that will enable them to make choices and take control of their lives.
Whilst we value experience, you need to be committed to providing quality care to young adults on the Autistic Spectrum and Learning Disabilities. You will need to demonstrate leadership, flexibility, enthusiasm, initiative and resilience, for what is often a very demanding but rewarding vocation. You will be required to demonstrate, that you are able to managed very vibrant and demanding environment whilst being able to initiate a range of educational, vocational and recreational activities for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, challenging behaviour and autism.
Knowledge and experience of managing people with challenging behaviour and proven skills and evaluating and monitoring service user’s progress is essential for this role. You will be fully responsible for reassessing service users, the team and circumstances to ensure care and support is delivered in a safe and appropriate manner. You will need to ensure all records and files are maintained to a high standard. The person in this post will be accountable for the use and safekeeping of data in accordance with GDPR regulations.
As well as being a fair and supportive people leader, you will need to demonstrate you are able to manage, guide and motivate our multicultural staff team.
The post holder will be required to work as part of management team within Direct Services and to work on expansion of the accreditation across services.
The post holder will have:
Closing Date: 18 February 2021 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on . Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.