Supported Living Coordinator

Support Living Coordinator (CQC Services) Ipswich, Suffolk Full Time (37.5 hpw), Permanent Salary from £19,300 to £24,300 pa depending on experience Sleep in Shifts of £35.00 and Stand by Shifts of £14.30 per shift Plus, brilliant benefits Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That's when it hits home. We have a fabulous opportunity for you to join our growing and brilliant team based in Ipswich, supporting our customers who all have learning disabilities and/or autism who are coming to us through the transforming care pathway in Suffolk. Our new service has been designed to provide an emergency response which pro-actively prevents people from being admitted to hospital in a crisis. We support up to 4 customers who are experiencing behavioural and/or mental health crisis within our CQC registered specialist Admission Avoidance service. We also offer support to customers in the community or in other care settings throughout Suffolk as an Urgent Outreach service. We have a brand new, purpose-built site which has been designed to consider the needs of anyone who may need to stay with us. The new building is stunning; it has its own private car park, the building is fitted with state of the art assistive technology, and air conditioning, it even has its own gardens and it is built on a huge field so we will have loads of space outside Each customer has their own, very spacious self-contained flat plus large communal areas to socialise. Although customers don't stay with us for long, we want them to feel relaxed, safe and comfortable whilst they are with us. We're a very busy service, supporting our customers who are experiencing crisis to achieve their goals and aspirations using their bespoke, positive behaviour support plans. We work in partnership with a wide variety of social care and health professionals to aid an individual's recovery. You'll provide a variety of holistic support, so no two days are the same You could be supporting someone to go to college or work, maybe going to music lessons or a football match, to arts and crafts, even just going walking in the countryside, anything that they enjoy that is engaging and therapeutic to their recovery. You could even find yourself enjoying a Netflix binge, going for a walk or a trip to the swimming pool. If you're a pro at supporting people through difficult times and who present with behaviours of concern, able to identify and act upon safeguarding issues, love to be busy every day and go home knowing you've made a positive change to someone's life then this is the job for you You'll constantly learn new things and be stretched professionally, emotionally, physically and practically; your learning will be immense. About our team You'll be working alongside our fabulous team who are really passionate about supporting our customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements. To us were not just a team we're a 'work family'. Our brilliant registered manager is Hannah and she has worked for Home Group for over two years now. We also have two Client Service Managers, Support Coordinators and Support Workers within our local team. We're not just there for our customers, we're there for each other too We know that the tough job we do is so worthwhile, and that's what helps to keep our smiles and enthusiasm going throughout the day There is never a dull moment and every day brings different magical unicorn moments and brain teasing challenges to overcome. Working hours We provide 24-hour support to our customers every day and night. You'll work on a rota basis and take your turn working days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. We need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, but we aim to give you the time you need to do the things that matter to you The role also requires sleep in shifts and shadow rota shifts for which you will be paid extra. You may also be required to work waking night shifts as and when needed to cover our night colleagues during absences. About you You're passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You'll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds. 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. Acting as a shift leader, you'll create bespoke and personalised support plans with and for your customers. Each plan will look to meet our customer's individual needs and aspirations, making sure they meet safeguarding and confidentiality requirements. You'll have responsibility for coordinating our support workers, apprentices and volunteers, and working collaboratively with external agencies, to assess and engage support for our customers. It's important to us that you have had experience in this sector, working with customers with high level support needs, experience of managing behaviours that challenge and ideally of having led shifts in your previous roles. 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 given the latest IT kit, which could include a Surface Pro tablet and smart phone, supported by our new online integrated IT system which means that you don't have to be in the office as you can complete support plans on the go. To make sure our customers are well supported, it's important that you have worked in an adult CQC regulated service before and supported people with Learning Disabilities and / or Autism. Don't worry, we won't drop you in the deep end, we'll help to you understand how things work at Home Group You must have at least an NVQ or equivalent in Health and Social Care. Ideally but not essential you will have knowledge and experience of working with customers in crisis and a working knowledge of Positive Behaviour Support principles. As this is also community-based role, you need to be able to drive, as well as having access to a car insured for business purposes. Don't worry, we'll pay you 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? If you're not reading this advert on our career's pages, press the AP PLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff You can download the Support Coordinator job description, and find out more about Home Group. We've also got some short films that show you what it's like to work here, and we know you'll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package During Covid-19 We're continuing to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our brilliant colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We're doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep everyone safe, we'll engage with you digitally where possible. Check out our awesome video to find out more onhow our colleagues have felt supported here during the outbreak . To apply Don't delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you). If you need them, we've also got some great templates to help you. You're unique Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So, whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work social care socialcare mentalhealth learningdisability suffolkjobs ipswitchjobs socialcaresocialcareipswichjobs

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