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To find out more about our vacancies, or to express an interest in working for LDC Care Co, please contact the HR team:

Telephone: 01303 276000

Email: jobs@ldccare.co.uk

We have services in Dover, Folkestone, Herne Bay and Ashford!  

 

LDC Care Co is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.  We are committed to providing outstanding care and this is evident in our Care Quality Commission reports: ww.cqc.org.uk/provider/1-101677449

SERVICE LEAD

Primary service: To be confirmed upon appointment

Reporting to: Service Delivery Manager / Assistant Service Delivery Manager

Hours per week: 40, to be worked in accordance with the needs of the service

Salary: £20 - £22k per annum, dependent on skills, experience, and complexity of service.      
              Overtime for any additional shifts will be paid at the LDC hourly or overnight rate.
 

Key Purpose

This is a new position within LDC Care Co, and an exciting opportunity for individuals wishing to further their health and social care career towards management.

 

Improving communication and strengthening the management team, this role will provide greater leadership within the service.  This will enable stability for both Service Users and staff teams, increasing accountability across all areas.

 

Depending on the service in which you work, you will be supporting individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs; including but not limited to:

  • Autism

  • Mental health needs

  • Personality disorders

  • Brain injuries

  • Forensic backgrounds

  • Sensory needs

 

You will be leading a team to promote independence and choice, enabling life skills and encouraging positive relationships.

 

The Service Lead will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the service, ensuring compliance in all areas.  The key purpose of this role is to work within the LDC Care Co policies and guidelines to lead and develop a culture that values the very highest standards of safety, quality and excellent care. 

 

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Delivering effective and considered support to the Service Users, in line with Service User Plans, with identified supernumerary hours (non-care provider) to support the administrative needs of the service.
     

  • Leading a team of Support Workers to promote independence of the individuals we support, encouraging life skills and positive relationships.
     

  • Line managing a team of Support Workers through effective supervision and performance development meetings, including implementation of the annual appraisal process.
     

  • Supporting inductees and delivering in-service training to team members as required.
     

  • Planning and maintaining the rostering and time sheet systems for the service, ensuring adequate support against care hours and contracts. 

 

  • Out of hours on-call responsibility for the service in relation to shift coverage and routine queries.

 

  • Accountability for team absence levels, managing through return to work meetings.

 

  • Creating a positive and engaging culture within the team through effective team meetings.

 

  • Assisting with the creation of Service User plans, maintaining their relevance at all times and updating as required.

 

  • Ensuring training compliance for the service, including specialised training for epilepsy, diabetes and manual handling.

 

  • Supporting with all aspects of service audits and inspections; finance, medication, health and safety, food hygiene and routine paperwork.

 

  • Ensuring regular and appropriate communication with Service Delivery Managers, escalating queries or concerns as appropriate.

 

  • Attending meetings with professionals, providing appropriate input as required by the management team; demonstrating knowledge of CQC and local authority requirements.

 

  • Supporting other Service Leads within the Company as required, instructed by the Service Delivery Manager, to ensure compliance across all teams.  This may include covering on-call duties from time to time as required.

 

  • Responsibility for safe management of medication within the service.

 

The post holder is responsible for ensuring their knowledge remains up to date in all areas of relevant legislation and requirements of the Care Quality Commission. 
 

Person Specification
We are seeking candidates with a demonstrable understanding of the health and social care sector.  Successful candidates will:

  • Have significant senior experience in a care setting or have obtained a Level 3 NVQ or equivalent in Health & Social Care.

  • Be computer literate, with senior access to the Company’s new IT package for the purpose of rostering and employee management.
    Be comfortable line managing a team of Support Workers, ensuring accountability and high standards at all times.

  • Encourage a positive and supportive culture, working without direct supervision.

    The primary service may vary in accordance with Service User needs, e.g. relocation or behavioural changes.

PBS SUPPORT WORKER

We are looking for experienced Support Workers to join our PBS Teams in Ashford and Dover! At an enhanced rate of pay, starting at £10.40 per hour, this is an exciting opportunity supporting adults with learning disabilities to achieve independence and choice.

The role

As a PBS Support Worker, you will be supported with your own professional development and have the opportunity to achieve Health and Social Care qualifications relevant to your role.

You will support the transition of individuals from their existing setting into their own home within the community - creating a positive environment and enabling positive outcomes. Behaviours that challenge often happen for a reason and can be a form of communication, arising for different reasons that are personal to the individual.

The candidate

To succeed in this role, you will be passionate about empowering individuals, promoting independence, showing empathy when required, and assessing behaviours to influence future outcomes. You will be flexible to work within a team, on a rota basis, to meet the needs of the individual you support. Due to the specialist nature of the PBS Team, you will have experience in the care sector and will have a Level 2 QCF in Health & Social Care or be soon to complete one.  Following that, you must actively commit to achieving a Level 3 QCF.

LDC Care Co welcomes applications from all applicants and is a Disability Confident employer. The Company will pay for an Enhanced DBS check for successful applicants and all training is paid.

SUPPORT WORKER 

We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team of Support Workers in Dover! This is an exciting opportunity supporting adults with learning disabilities to achieve independence and choice.

Training

We provide a paid two-week training programme to ensure you have the necessary skills for the role, so experience is not essential. We provide an Enhanced DBS check for successful applicants and you will be supported with your own professional development to achieve Health and Social Care qualifications relevant to your role.

The role

As a Support Worker, you will support individuals with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour within their own homes, or within one of our residential homes. Behaviours that challenge often happen for a reason and can be a form of communication, arising for different reasons that are personal to the individual. You will be guided by a Care Plan and support individuals to live as independently as possible, enabling hobbies, occupational development and friendships!

The candidate

To succeed in this role, you will be passionate about empowering individuals, promoting independence, showing empathy when required, and assessing behaviours to influence future outcomes. You will be flexible to work within a team, on a rota basis, to meet the needs of the individual you support.

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