Brent Borough Council
Salary range: £33,291 – £35,724 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: New Millennium Day Centre: Community
An Excellent Opportunity…
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.
In the Community Team we support adults 18+ with a physical disability, learning disability, autism and challenging behaviour to access and participate in a wide range of community based activities whether it’s educational, vocational or recreational.
We work with other Direct Services staff, internal Brent staff and external organisations in co-ordinating and initiating the development and delivery of a range of programmes within the community.
You will be accountable for leading a diverse client group, ensure the wellbeing of service users, giving adequate support to maximise their dignity, choice and independence. You will be responsible for supervising a team and delivering creative Community 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, develop social and 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 in and evaluating and monitoring service user’s progress is essential for this role. You will be 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, paperwork and files are maintained to a high standard. The person in this post will be accountable for the use and safekeeping of data.
As well as being a fair and supportive people leader you will have to demonstrate you are able to manage, guide and motivate care staff.
If you have the right values for our organisation, you will be supported by a programme of continuous training and development.
– Ability to lead, manage and develop a large and diverse service
– QCF Level 5 diploma in leadership in Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification
– Management experience in social care settings
Closing Date: 19 August 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: tbc
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.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
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