Supported Living Coordinator CQC Services
Full Time (37.5 hpw), Permanent
Salary £19,000 to £20,125 pa rising to £24,000 through length of service
£9.72 per hour with the addition of, Sleep-in Shifts of £35.00 and On Call Shifts of £14.30 per shift
Plus, brilliant benefits!
Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.
At Home Group it’s critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our awesome colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We need Brilliant People like you to join us (and not just during this challenging time). We are doing things a little differently for the moment, so to keep you, our customers and ourselves safe we’ll engage with you digitally where possible.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a brilliant Supported Living Coordinator like you to join our fab and supportive team.
You’ll be joining our Urgent Respite CQC service in Suffolk that supports adults who have learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health problems. We are super proud that we are delivering this specialist service as part of the transforming care pathway to prevent hospital admissions. We do this by supporting people in a number of settings, whether this is accommodation based support in our bungalow in Kesgrave, Ipswich; within customers own homes; or providing urgent respite to people who have less complex needs (but who’s usual care has broken down) in a range of different locations. We will soon be moving to a purpose-built building in Kelly Road, Chantry which we have designed to meet our customer needs in self-contained flats.
You’ll be supporting our customers to live their day to day lives as independently as possible. No two days are the same because everything we do is “person centred” around our customers. Each day will inspire and challenge you. So, you may be helping with personal care in the morning and supporting with meal planning in the afternoon. The next day you might be off to the seaside together for fish and chips!
There’s lots for you to do, from leading on caseloads, risk assessments, support planning, goal setting as well as regular reviews. You’ll also be partnering with local agencies and may be required to administer medications. You will constantly learn new things and be stretched professionally, emotionally and practically; your learning will be immense.
My mum is very grateful as she has told me that I am growing up and becoming more mature which makes me feel proud. This is from all I have learnt from the team at the bungalow. -BM
About our team
Our team describe themselves as really friendly and approachable. In fact, when new members have joined us in the past, it’s been said that they felt welcomed by colleagues and our customers from day one!
We’re also super passionate about supporting customers and celebrating their achievements. With colleagues as warm and team spirited as ours, were not just a team we’re a ‘work family’! Our manager is Hannah who has been with this service from its very beginning two years ago. We also have Leila, our Client Services Manager who has only been in post a few months but is loving it! There are around 25 of us in the team and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too!
You’ll work on a rota basis as this is a 24/7 service and take your turn working days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays and possibly occasional sleep-ins. We have dedicated waking night workers but there might be occasions we ask you to work flexibly and cover these. We need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, but we aim to give you the time you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you!
Looking for a more flexible working pattern? You can also join us on a flexible basis by being part of our bank. You can work hours that fit around your current commitments or even pick up some additional shifts to your main role to earn some extra cash and get paid on a weekly basis.
You’re passionate and motivated. To you providing care and support is more than just a job, you make every customer feel valued and respected. You’re compassionate and use your unique empathy and creativity skills to help our customers reach their full potential. Treating your customers with integrity, you ensure that they maintain their dignity at all times.
You’ll help change our customer’s lives (and our services) for the better by undertaking risk assessments, support planning, goal setting and regular reviews. You’ll create bespoke and personalised support plans with and for your customers. Each plan will look to meet our customer’s individual potential and long-term goals, making sure they meet safeguarding and confidentiality requirements. You’ll also have responsibility for coordinating our support workers, apprentices and volunteers, and working collaboratively with external agencies, to assess and engage support for our customers.
Must be able to use tech
To make sure that we keep our records straight, and customers safe, it's really important that you are technologically savvy (or at the very least not a technophobe!) You’ll be issued with or have access to the latest kit, which could include a Surface Pro and mobile and a lone working support device to help you when you’re out and about.
To make sure our customers are well supported, it’s important that you have worked in a care and support environment before. It isn’t essential that this has to have been a CQC Registered Service but, it would certainly be a great advantage. You will have a great understanding of professional boundaries, responsibility for safeguarding, risk assessment, confidentiality and have experience in case management. Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll help to you understand how things work at Home Group!
Driving nice to have/public transport
As this is a both an accommodation and outreach role, you’ll need to travel around to spend time with your customers. You would need to have business insurance or could do this role using public transport (we’ll even issue you with a travel pass!), or if you drive and have access to a car that would also be amazing! (we pay your expenses to cover this use!)
When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.
Want to know more?
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