Social Care Team Leader

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Reference number: 44368

Title: Social Care Team Leader

Location: Bristol, South West

Salary: Circa £17,700 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week

Closing date: Wednesday 3 June 2020

Interview date: As suitable applications received

Contract type: Temporary, Fixed Term

Job advert:

Could you make the difference to young people's lives? Do you share our values? 

Sense has a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Team leader in Bristol. This is a 6 month Fixed Term Contract, working 37.5 hours per week.  

About the role…
As a Team Leader you will work in a team with the Registered Care Manager, 2 Deputy Mangers and support workers. The services support young people aged between 18-25 with Learning Disabilities and/or challenging behaviour.  Our residents require support with a wide variety of interests, sports, acting, theatre, cooking, social events to name but a few.

You will be both hands on coaching and leading the team and supporting the RCM and Deputy to ensuring indivisuals needs are met, delivering personalised care.

In return we will offer you…
• £17,705 per annum (Pro – Rata)
• Bespoke, rewarding career pathways
• The opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in a supportive and flexible environment.
• Group Personal Pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
• Enhanced disclosure cost covered

About you…


  • Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities
  • Staff supervision and training experience
  • Experience of liason with community groups and other service providers
  • Ability to produce clear written documents
  • Willing to work towards Level 3 Diploma in health and social care or equivalent
  • Enthusiasm for personal development and attendance at internal training courses
  • Able and willing to report any service delivery concerns


• NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care or equivalent
• Experience of working with people with sensory needs, using range of communication methods including use of technology

About Sense…
For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and the service in which it is based.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: the recruitment team via 

To apply…
Please use the link below to complete your application. 

Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the recruitment team on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. So, if you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.

No agency submissions, any submissions without prior authorisation from Sense will be treated as our own, such as no fee will be payable.



Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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