Team Leader (Leading Adult Social Care Support Workers), L'Arche Ipswich

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£27,336 per annum
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Team Leader (Leading Adult Social Care Support Workers), L'Arche Ipswich


Hours of work: 40 hours per week including evenings and weekends

Salary: £27,336 per annum

Place of work: L'Arche Ipswich Community Houses, Ipswich

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Friday 26 July 2024, 5pm


As well as joining a friendly Community, where you will be well supervised and supported, and benefit from L’Arche’s mentorship programme, these are some other benefits you get by working for us:

  • Joining shared meals since cooking and having a meal together is what we are all about
  • Paid sick pay, up to a maximum of 7wks (depending on length of service)
  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption/Surrogacy, and Paternity Pay (depending on length of service, details available on request)
  • Interest free loans and salary advances available
  • Free eye tests and a contribution towards the cost of glasses if you need them for work
  • Free DBS / PVG checks
  • Free SSSC registration
  • Free Blue Light Card
  • Professional membership fees paid if they are directly relevant to your role
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme available to everyone
  • Up to 5 days paid compassionate leave
  • Up to 6 days paid (pro rata) for time off for emergency dependents leave
  • Carer and Childminder costs available in some circumstances to facilitate attendance at residential meetings
  • Paid mileage costs at HMRC rate
  • Working from Home Allowance for those in office-based roles but for whom no office is provided
  • Specialist bereavement counselling for employees and their family members
  • Free Life Assurance up to 4 times gross annual salary
  • Access to the Bike to Work scheme

Main purpose of the role:

As Team Leader you will line manage a team of adult social care Support Workers who support adults with learning disabilities, in a supported Living house.

The Team Leader supports the Registered Care Manager in creating and promoting community and a sense of home, leading the service delivery in line with L’Arche values, traditions and standards, and the requirements of the Care Quality Commission [CQC].

As our Team Leader, you will be responsible for the smooth and safe running of one of our supported living houses. This will include managing and creating the monthly rotas, updating and managing digital care plans and risk assessments, supporting and supervising assistants (including inducting new team members).  Also, overseeing reporting such as medication records, health and safety, and quality assurance checks, implementing the planning and undertaking of meaningful activity, taking part in support reviews, ensuring training is relevant and up to date, and working as part of the senior leadership team to maintain a high quality of care.


Essential Criteria

  • Experience of leadership in adult social care in a supported living or care home setting;
  • A record of accomplishment of effectively leading and managing team performance, such as providing clear objectives, reviewing outcomes, putting in place develpment plans, and taking appropriate action to deal with poor performance;
  • Ability to guide, support and teach the essential skills of supporting people with disabilities;
  • Supportive of the identity, mission and values of L'Arche and enthusiastic about working within a community organisation rated Outstanding by the CQC;
  • Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma (adult care) or equivalent, or proven ability and equivalent experience combined with willingness to study at this level in accordance with community policy;



L’Arche Ipswich is more than just a service provider; we are a diverse, inclusive community of 30+ people with and without learning disabilities who live, work and celebrate together. Our aim is to provide a place of belonging to help people with learning disabilities live independent yet connected lives.

We pride ourselves on being diverse and inclusive, with our service users being at the heart of all that we do in a safe, caring, dynamic and fun way.

Alongside our regulated person-centred support, we also have a strong spiritual ethos within the organisation, maintaining close meaningful working relationships with our service users, their families, and those living outside of the immediate L’Arche Ipswich community. Attendance to festivals, weekend breaks, community gatherings and birthday celebrations are a consistent tradition for all of us that brings everyone together on a regular basis.


A full job description and person specification can be found in the Recruitment Pack.

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 26 July 2024. Interviews will take place in person in the week beginning Monday 29 July.

To apply, please read the full job description and person specification and answer the questions on our online application form.

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