Health and Wellbeing Team Leader
Health and Wellbeing Team Leader(s)
Location: West Lothian
Full time post (37 hours )
Salary– SCP 29-31 £27,086 to £28,827
(plus On Call payments circa £1500 per annum)
Do you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives?
Come and join Wheatley Care!
At Wheatley Care we’re passionate about personalised care services which support people to get the most out of their lives.
Our dedicated and highly-experienced staff provide flexible, innovative and high-quality care and support which is focused around the individual and their personal goals.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for additional talented leaders to join our team in West Lothian as we embark on the next stage of our journey to delivering truly outstanding, highly-personalised, care and support services.
Our specialist Housing Support and Care at Home services provide support to adults aged 16 and over, who are living in either shared living accommodation or their own homes and who experience a range of mental health and/or learning disabilities. Individualised support is provided and Outcome Star is utilised to support and measure positive change and improved health and wellbeing.
If you have the motivation, drive and focus and want to use your leadership skills to make a positive difference to people’s lives, this could be exactly the opportunity you’re looking for.
As part of Wheatley Group, we offer an unrivalled package in the sector. The successful candidate will receive excellent benefits including 7.6 weeks’ annual leave (pro rata), essential care user allowance, staff discount scheme, an occupational pension, generous health plan and family friendly policies.
Who are we looking for?
The successful candidate(s) will have solid experience of working with people in the care and support sector and, just as importantly, they’ll be able to demonstrate an innovative and empathetic approach to delivering services. They will understand person-centred care and be just as passionate about it as we are.
Experience of leadership is important as you will play a lead role in supporting the manager of the service to support and develop the staff team. As part of the leadership team you will be fully involved in the delivery of excellent, personalised services.
You should be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of monitoring and evaluating a quality framework ensuring excellent service provision, staff support and supervision.
What will the role involve day-to-day?
As the Team Leader of a Wheatley Care service, you will work closely with the Registered Manager of the service to share responsibility for the day-to-day running of all elements of service provision. This will include: leading and supporting staff; ensuring the work of all staff is co-ordinated effectively; participating directly in the care of the people we work for; implementing policies and procedures; and maintaining regulatory standards.
You will need to have some flexibility to work various shift patterns and you will be asked to participate in the organisation’s on-call service, for which an appropriate allowance is paid.
What about qualifications and development?
At Wheatley Care we support staff to develop their career and reach their potential through a range of learning and development opportunities.
You should have, or be willing to work towards a SSSC recognised qualification for this role, such as SVQ3 Health and Social Care and a relevant supervisory management qualification. Wheatley Care will support you to achieve any relevant qualifications you will require in your post within an agreed timescale. Your commitment to gaining the necessary qualifications would be essential.
You will require to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and register with the Scottish Social Care Council (SSSC), but we can also support you with these applications
We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment. Wheatley Group is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
For an application pack and detailed job profile please download from links below For further information and discussion please contact Jo Lindsay on 07968 422164.
Closing Date: Thursday 18 March 2021 at 5pm.
Interviews to be held: Week beginning 22 March 2020