Lead Practitioner (Team leader)

Disability, Management, Social Care
Salary Details
£23,890 per annum
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Are you looking for your next step in your career with training and further progression opportunities? If you have experience in Health & Social care then this could be just what you are looking for!

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic and motivated individuals with a can do attitude to join our teams on a full time, permanent basis as a Lead Practitioner (Team Leader). We have two full time roles, one in Glasgow and the another in East Dunbartonshire.

The role of Lead Practitioner is pivotal in empowering the people we support to achieve their goals and aspirations. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the service, including line management of a staff team and direct support as part of your rota. You will use a coaching and mentoring approach with your team to support them to create rotas, update and review support plans and upskill themselves. You will also be responsible for negotiating and reviewing individual self-directed support budgets with the budget holders.

About You

You will ideally have a track record of delivering high quality, person-centred support and have a SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Healthcare (or equivalent). However, this is not essential – if you are an experienced manager, have the right values and are used to working in a fast-paced, challenging environment, we would love to hear from you!

As travel will be required through Glasgow, it would be preferable if you hold a full, clean UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle, but this isn't a deal breaker!

To be a great Lead Practitioner, you'll;

  • be enthusiastic with a positive, can-do attitude
  • be committed to delivering exceptional, high quality care and support
  • be able to build and maintain positive, professional relationships with the people we support, their families, carers and other stakeholders
  • be confident in the use of different technology for communicating, rota-planning and building Personal Plans for the people we support
  • be able to manage and resolve conflict, and have difficult conversations with colleagues and external partners
  • be reliable, flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of the people we support
  • be a great problem-solver and decision-maker
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Shift Patterns

The contracted hours will typically be worked between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday; however, occasional evening and weekend work will be required. As a Lead Practitioner, you will also take part in formal on-call duties and may be required to pick up support shifts in an emergency.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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Company Description

With over 40 years experience delivering great care and support, Cornerstone provides tailored, individual packages of care which focus on enabling people with a variety of needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and complex care needs, to live the best possible life.
We are always flexible and responsive in meeting the ever changing needs of the people we support and work closely with individuals and families to agree what sort of support will work best for them.
This could be providing specialist accommodation on a full time basis for people with more complex needs, to just a few hours befriending a week to help an individual build confidence and make friends. We support individuals of all ages, providing respite days and clubs for children and young people with disabilities, to day care support for older people with dementia.