Team Leader Job at Look Ahead Housing and Care – in Westminster

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£26,000 per annum


40 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, health care and more.

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Full time

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Team Leader

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Recruiting for a Team Leader to join our complex needs hostel in Westminster

GBP 26,000 per annum, working 40 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, health care and more.

The role is 9am to 5pm and 1 weekend a month – Monday – Friday.

Looking for a job where you can make a difference every day? Look Ahead is a dynamic, leading, not-for-profit care and support provider in London and the South East. As an organisation we deliver over 110 services, providing support to around 7000 customers each year. We work across mental health, homelessness, young people and learning disabilities so there are plenty of opportunities to grow and progress your career with us.

We’re looking for an inspiring, passionate Team Leader to join our Complex Mental Health Service in Westminster .

Hopkinson House Project provides 24-hour accommodation-based support for up to 63 individuals with complex needs, multiple traumas, complex Mental Health and personality disorder(s) with varied, disrupted housing history and homelessness.

Essential :
Up to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent with experience Health and Social Care including, Mental Health) and Substance misuse

Experience building and develop strong professional partnerships with external providers aligned to their specialism

2-3 years experience providing targeted recovery focussed support to individuals with needs around trauma, mental health, substance use and dual diagnosis

Key Responsibilities:
This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead.

Lead and motivate your team to ensure the championing of and maintenance of a positive local culture within your service

Deliver effective supervision and team meetings with staff and ensure that information, reporting and communication

Responsible for the personal development of staff, identifying high performers and feeding into the organisations succession plans

Person Specification:
Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, networks in local business community

Approachable and open behaviour

Prefers working as part of a group or team

Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement

Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised

Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments

Is confident with high levels of self-esteem

Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication

Is passionate and enthusiastic about his/her career and job experiences

Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude

If your application for this role is unsuccessful, but we feel that you would be suitable for another role, we may contact you to discuss alternative opportunities. If this occurs you would not need to submit another application for the alternative role.

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

We are committed to diversity and inclusion at work and are accredited with the Inclusive Employers Standard 2021. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds

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Company: Look Ahead Housing and Care –

Company Location:  Westminster

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