Team Leader - Social Care - Day Shifts

Reference number: 47597

Title: Team Leader - Social Care - Day Shifts

Location: Barnet, London

Salary: £24,138 Includes inner London allowance

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Friday 8 July 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense Social Care - Team Leader?

It's an exiting time at Sense as we have an opening for a Social Care Team Leader to join the team at our TouchBase Day Service, South East centre in Barnet. This is a permanent position working 37.5 hours a week. A fanatstic opportunity for an individual looking for work life balance, as this role offers day shifts, Monday - Friday 8.45 am – 16.15 pm. The Day Service is also closed on all UK bank holdiays. We are offering a Social Care Team Leader at sense a salary of £24,138 which Includes the inner London allowance.

Touch Base South East is a purpose built centre which is the base for a huge variety of social activities and education based sessions, it is located within the heart of the local community and is a short walk from the local high street and its public transport network. Sessions at the centre are tailor-made to suit individual or group needs. This means that we could be supporting somebody out on a day trip one day and in the hydrotherapy pool the next. Other activities on offer to the people we support in Barnet include IT, basic literacy and numeracy, gardening, cooking, music activities, communication practice, work placements in local businesses, art activities, sensory environments and to access facilities in the local community.

As a Team Leader within TouchBase Day Service you will support adults over the age of eighteen who have a range of complex needs, including sensory loss, communication difficulties and learning disabilities. We are looking for a frontline hands on Team Leader who will support the Day Service Manager and Deputy Managers in the day to day running of a responsive innovative and high quality service. Pay special attention to faclitating and monitoring personalised active support and the creation of a continuous learning environment that will seek to maximise the potential of each person we support.

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they are all treated as such. As a general guide you will assist with rota's, supervising, mentoring and leading the team to ensure that all shared responsibilities are fulfilled and systems maintained which guarantee compliance. Demonstrating willingness to participate in training and development which may be at any of our national locations. You will need to communicate in a variety of different methods and be prepared to deal with challenging situations, and will be expected to work on your own initiative and show patience and understanding.


Are you looking for an incredibly rewarding and valuable job role, where you can receive great training and development, a supportive work environment, generous leave arrangements and employee benefits and access to a pension scheme?

If you are interested we would love to hear from you!


Does this sound right for you?


Social Care Team Leader, South East centre in Barnet, Benefits:

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free meals on shift
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 


Social Care Team Leader, South East centre in Barnet, Duties:

  • Support the Day Service Manager and Deputy Managers in the day to day running of a responsive innovative and high quality service
  • To provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments, physical and/or learning disabilities who use Sense services
  • You will assist the managers in the running of the service including rota, supervising, mentoring and leading the team
  • Full job specification is attached below


Social Care Team Leader, South East centre in Barnet, Required Experience:

  • Previous experience as a support worker / team leader in a similar setting
  • Experience and proven track record of motivating others including carrying out supervision meetings
  • You will have experience of working with adults with disabilities, monitoring the personalised care provided, reviewing, identifying and resolving issues
  • Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial
  • Full person specification is attached below


To Apply:

Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us, so your application will be selected on the grounds of your supporting statement which we express the importance of you attaching to progress within the position.


Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. Before applying please read the full job description and person specification.

To avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:

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