TEAM LEADER (Learning Disabilities)
High Green – S35, Sheffield
An opportunity to provide support to an individual with learning disabilities, Autism and Severe Anxiety.
Choice Support is a non-profit company that provides high quality care and support to adults with learning disabilities to help them take control of their lives.
About the Role:
Choice Support is looking for a Team Leader to manage a small team with great motivation and leadership skills who has energy, imagination and a desire to support people to live fulfilled, independent lives. Qualifications and experience are not essential but the right values and a willingness to learn are.
We are looking for full time and part time staff to support a 23-year-old lady who has a learning disability, Autism and severe anxiety. She lives in her own home in Sheffield, close to family and the area in which she grew up. This young lady has a mischievous sense of humour, she loves to laugh with the people she is close to and people genuinely enjoy spending time with her. She enjoys singing, dancing, gardening, swimming, cycling, walking and going out on trips in her mobility car. She likes to be occupied, reading writing, doing crafts or on the computer. She has lots of potential and is intelligent but needs help with self-regulation
She spends regular time with her family.
Those supporting her need to respond positively in order to provide a calm and supportive approach and to prevent escalation of anxieties.
You need to have previous experience of support work, but what is more important is that you are confident and able to manage challenges. You will need a good sense of humour, patience and be able to communicate with clear and direct language. You must be resilient and willing to support in what can be difficult situations.
This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to this person’s life with the support of a good employer and it will certainly be a rewarding role to undertake!
You ideally should have experience of the following: Support Worker, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Autism, Physically and Mentally Challenging Behaviour and be a driver, although this is not essential.
We offer excellent training, generous annual leave, discount shopping scheme, child care vouchers and life assurance