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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

PBS PRACTITIONER

LDC Care Company provides care to adults with highly complex learning disabilities and mental health diagnoses, specialising in supporting individuals prone to exhibiting severely challenging behaviours.

 

LDC is part of a specialist framework in partnership with the Local Authority which forms part of the national Transforming Care Programme. The framework objective is to deliver care which integrates complex and challenging individuals back into the community within supported living settings. LDC applies the ethos of Positive Behaviour Support and is licenced to deliver PROACT-SCIPr-UK training to its staff teams. We are therefore recruiting for a PBS Practitioner to support this growing area of the business.

 

The PBS Practitioner will operate as part of the Management team, and will work closely with the Head of Operations to devise and implement support strategies for caring for complex individuals that improve the overall wellbeing and quality of life for the individuals supported by LDC. They will be responsible for the promotion of a company-wide person-centred philosophy which will focus on proactive approaches through the deliverance of training sessions to care teams.  This is with the aim of encouraging a reduction in incidents of challenging behaviour and an increase in positive outcomes.

 

Other duties will include:

  • Developing positive behaviour support plans for the people we support which both meet the individual’s needs and helps to grow independence and life skills, ensuring least-restrictive practice is utilised at all times.

  • Deliver person-specific training sessions using the PROACT-SCIPr-UK framework, and monitor staff training compliance levels.

  • Complete and/or review the required training documentation, including the Training Needs Analysis, lesson plans, Risk Assessments, training materials, course evaluations, and feedback reports.

  • Overseeing and orchestrating the compliance for management accreditation to deliver PBS training.

  • Oversee the Best Interest process prior to the implementation of any physical interventions.

  • Work alongside the Head of Operations during the transition of challenging individuals via the PBS Framework, as well as the standard referral pipeline where required.

  • The review and analysis of incident reports and other documentation to ensure that plans are regularly updated. Identifying further needs for adaptation in approach and implementing actions where required.

  • Completing debriefs with the staff teams after significant incidents.

  • Attending services in the event of a significant incident which requires assistance in diffusion. Providing support and guidance to staff teams whilst approaches are being engrained within a service.

  • Completing a functional analysis where individuals experience a change in presentation or become heightened over a period of time, modifying support plans in accordance to needs.

  • Identifying and actively engaging with issues and practices which require improvement or development.

 

In addition, the candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • A history of direct support experience with people with learning disabilities and/or ASC and Challenging Behaviour

  • A history in conducting assessment and developing, implementing and evaluating interventions for individuals presenting with Challenging Behaviours

  • A history of development and delivery of Positive Behaviour Support training

  • A history of working as part of a peripatetic team providing consultation to 'challenging behaviour' services

  • A history of reducing the use of restrictive practices

 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Educated to degree-level in an associated field, or in possession of a formal qualification in: Positive Behaviour Support i.e. PBS BTEC (advanced professional Diploma), BSc in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, MSc in Analysis and Intervention in Learning Disability, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Board associate Certified Behaviour. Functional analyst status is desirable but not essential.

  • Be licenced to deliver PBS and Physical Intervention Training (preferably PROACT SCIPr-UK) approved under the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) accreditation scheme to at least Instructor level.

  • Be in possession of a full drivers’ licence.

 

Additional essential experience and skills required:

  • Recognised qualification in Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour.

  • Continual personal development/training in relation to PBS and similar.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including delivering presentations.

  • Good organisational abilities.

  • Accuracy with an eye for detail.

  • Previous supervisory experience would be an advantage.

  • Recognised qualification in Applied Behaviour or similar is desirable but not essential.

 

This role attracts a salary of £30-35k per annum.

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: £19 - £21k 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 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 might already have qualifications in Health and Social Care.

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.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

The post holder will be a member of LDC Care Co's senior management team and must have extensive experience in the care sector.  LDC Care Co is a care provider, with over 45 residential and supported living services, providing support to adults with learning disabilities in the Kent area.

 

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 service user care.

 

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Leading and managing the LDC Management Team across all aspects of day to day business deliverables; through supervision, effective management, personal development, and succession planning.  Monitoring performance in relation to quality and key performance indicators to agreed targets for care standards and quality.

 

  • Ensuring compliance with all statutory regulatory bodies and company policies and procedures. Being accountable for ensuring findings from internal site quality inspections are reviewed and actioned as appropriate.
     

  • Managing relationships with third party professionals, staff teams, Service User families and all other stakeholders as required.
     

  • Monitoring of all financial controllables and care hour delivery against the local authority placement contracts and agreed funding matrix.

 

  • Inserting measures into Services that guarantee the highest standards of health and safety; actioning any identified areas of concern as a priority.

 

  • Ensuring that all Services are staffed by appropriately trained care staff, and that all are compliant with any mandatory training and refreshers.
     

  • Ensuring that key hotspots of concern are given focus and development through auditing and action planning. Providing regular progress updates to the Head of Operations.

 

  • Overseeing the transition of new Service Users, ensure that new SUPs, RAs, and HAPs are completed prior to arrival. Instrumental in the preparation of living arrangements (furniture / furnishings etc) for new Service User admissions.

 

  • Ensuring that any areas of concern identified surrounding quality and compliance are thoroughly investigated, and that remedies are put into place to safeguard against recurrence.

 

  • Leading Management Team Meetings if required, ensuring that tasks are allocated and actioned as necessary.

 

  • Ensuring their own personal development by continually seeking opportunities for training and development.  Identifying any knowledge gaps and training felt to be be advantageous in capacity as Operations Manager.
     

  • Ensuring effective out-of-hours cover as required, with participation in a weekend on-call rota.

 

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 strong understanding of the health and social care sector, with demonstrable experience in a management role.  Successful candidates will:

  • Have obtained a level 5 qualification in Health and Social Care, or equivalent.

  • Have worked at a senior level within a Health and Social Care setting.

  • Be comfortable managing a team of managers, ensuring accountability and high standards at all times.

  • Have significant experience managing relationships with professionals associated with the care sector.

  • Have sound judgement in difficult and complex situations.

  • Encourage a positive and supportive culture.

 

Benefits

The salary for this role will be up to £35,000 per annum, depending on experience.  The post holder will also benefit from a Company vehicle or vehicle allowance, a laptop computer, Company mobile phone, and a discretionary bonus scheme.

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