Team Leader

£12.44 - £13.04 hourly
  • Somerset Care
  • Taunton
  • 25 Apr, 2022

Job Description

Job Title: Specialist Team Leader (Days)

Hours: Full Time

Shifts: 8.30am - 8.00pm

Salary: £12.44 - £13.04 per hour (higher rate for weekends)

Without you, there would be no us – we believe in investing in our teams and rewarding them for their hard work and dedication.

Location: The Halcon Centre, Taunton

**Driving Licence Essential**

NVQ/QCF Level 3 in Care is essential


  • Due to the nature of this role, it is essential you either have an NVQ Level 2 or hold experience within care, particularly within challenging environments, whether this be paid, or personal.
  • A manual driving licence and being comfortable driving a larger vehicle is essential.

Whether you’re looking to grow your career, or start it, look no further. Here at Realise, we love the work that we do. And so will you.

About us

Realise is Somerset Care Group’s specialist learning disabilities service who have been recognised for the work we do, including Silver winners in the Outstanding Care Awards, and finalists in the Laing Buisson awards. We are also only one of four providers in the country to achieve national recognition for our work with people that are part of the Transforming Care agenda. Realise provides tailored support for people who may be living with their family, living in their own accommodation or to those who wish to progress to more independent living.

The Halcon Centre is a purpose-built residential facility for younger people with physical disabilities.

As part of your role, your duties will include:

  • To undertake completion of full transition planning of new individuals and services into Realise.
  • To undertake the transfer of new customers and support teams to specialist team leaders when transition into the service is complete.
  • Maintaining an environment that is appropriate to the needs of those we support.
  • To support staff to enable customers to understand and manage their behaviours that may challenge or harm themselves and others through positive behaviour planning..  

Why work for us?

We really care about all of our staff and offer a range of excellent benefits:

  • We have partnered with Wagestream so you can access your earned wages before payday
  • My Caring Rewards - provides access to discounts at 1000’s of high street retailers. Make My Caring Rewards a part of the way you shop and you could save on average £1,000 per year
  • Opportunity to gain a qualification - qualification bonus of £100 upon completion
  • Access to The Hub online learning platform – our one stop shop for learning & development
  • Somerset Care Group Awards - recognising those who have gone above and beyond
  • Cycle to Work scheme - you can save up to 40% off the cost of a new bike and accessories
  • Pension scheme & life assurance
  • Free counselling service - 24-hour helpline for staff and their families
  • Return to work maternity bonus of £100
  • Fully paid induction and DBS paid by Somerset Care
  • Paid mileage

In order to be considered for the role, you will need to:

  • Be passionate, possess good communication, and organisational skills.
  • Be able to work flexibly across varying shifts, including weekends.
  • Experience of managing staff teams
  • Be able to engage, listen and communicate in a variety of ways.
  • You will also need to understand the complexity of working with challenging behaviours, whilst demonstrating resilience and adaptability.

Somerset Care Group, so much more than just a career. Do more than a job, change a life…

Apply online today, email, or call our friendly recruitment team on 0121 713 6944 for more information.

Realise, part of Somerset Care Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.