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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/07/2019.

Team Leaders/Senior Support Workers

Job Reference: J123-A-19-12062-HOTH

The Huntercombe Group
Near ASHFORD, Kent
From £16471.44 - £17372.16

Are you dynamic, forward thinking and keen to learn, with a confident ‘CAN DO’ approach in all you do. We want you!

We are currently seeking Team leaders / Senior support workers to join our Specialist Brain Injury Neurological Care & Rehabilitation Service at Hothfield Brain Injury Rehabilitation & Neurological Care Centre, located in Hothfield just 3 miles from Ashford, Kent.

The centre is a 32 bed facility providing specialist short-term and long-term person-centred rehabilitation, therapy and support for adults with either a brain injury or other complex neurological conditions.

We also care for patients who are no longer able to be cared for at home but who with some specialist help can take part in everyday activities and live as independently as possible.

Situated within 12 acres, our service offers intense rehabilitation for adults in the post-acute phase following a brain injury right through to step-down independent living.

The centre is located in the village of Hothfield, 3 miles from the busy town of Ashford.

We’re looking for caring and committed individuals who are keen lead rehabilitation assistants in their daily care tasks in order to ensure the best possible care and recovery for our clients.

As a Team Leader / Senior support worker working in our Specialist Brain Injury and Neurological Care Service your main duties will be within our longer term residential unit:

  • To provide daily leadership to the rehabilitation assistants within our long term residential care unit and assist the senior qualified staff in their day-to-day duties and clinical related tasks
  • To ensure the development and maintenance of a high standard of care for our residents
  • Writing and maintaining person centred risk assessments and care plans, to meet the dynamic needs of our clients
  • To manage and administer medication for clients within the residential care unit
  • Contributing towards effective communication, by ensuring professional and informative communication with families and external agencies
  • Provide practical assistance to our residents in carrying out every day living tasks whilst encouraging them to develop their daily living skills and realising their potential to live as independently as possible; to model this practice to rehabilitation assistants
  • To practice within a legal framework encompassing statutory, organisational policy and guidelines.

To Join The Huntercombe Group as Team Leader / Senior Support worker you will be:

  • Confident to manage and lead a team
  • Able to provide supervision and model quality care
  • Committed to a person-centred approach to recovery
  • Keen to develop the quality of our service provision
  • Organised and time efficient
  • Solution focused
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure
  • An effective communicator with good written and verbal skills
  • NVQ II or above in Care or equilvalent in related subject
  • Legally entitled to work in the UK

In return we offer you:

  • Thorough induction and on site training
  • Opportunity to undertake apprenticeship training (Senior Healthcare Support Worker, level 3 or above)
  • Regular supervision and appraisal
  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
  • Annual increments in salary based on professional development and appraisal system
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay
  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
  • A range of staff discounts
  • Opportunity to train to become a nurse through our ‘grow our own’ nurses programme
  • Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company.

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To learn more about The Huntercombe Group please visit our website

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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