Havencare Homes and Support Limited is a forward-thinking and growing charity. We have been making a difference for 35 years, changing the lives of people who have learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries, and other support needs. Our big aims include every person having a home that is right for them, and support for the life they choose.
At Havencare we don’t think that experience is everything, first and foremost we are looking for outstanding people with outstanding values that align with our values of Transparency, Quality and Engagement.
About the Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic, resilient, and forward-thinking person for the role of Practice Leader within Supported Living Cornwall to support ‘B’ who lives in his own home in St Austell.
You will work on-shift, leading your team in outstanding practice. You will lead the principles of “nothing about me without me”, ensuring the supported person’s voice (behaviours, expressions, actions, words) is heard, and they are leading their support planning, delivery, and review.
To help you decide if this opportunity is right for you, here is a bit more about you and them and the type of Practice Leader they are looking for …
Knowing this young man well we feel that patient and calm natured person would work best.
Someone that is happy to sit quietly with them, and at times someone that will use techniques to engage them in activities.
Someone that can support sensory diet and facilitate visual aids to improve communication. Experience and understanding individuals that can become distressed, with a sound knowledge of the functions of behaviours and PBS delivery is ESSENTIAL. Analysing behavioural data to inform you and your team to be confident in trying new ways to support. A robust and methodical leader who is not afraid to be an active team player while coordinating structure and routine for ‘B’
Driven to continuously improve provision and performance of your team to enable this young man to direct his life by having opportunity, choice and control regardless of capacity.
‘B’ requires 1:1 support throughout the day to meet his needs. Due to the levels of distress ‘B’ can experience, 2:1 is required when accessing the community to help him feel safe as new places, dogs and people cause him frustrations and distresses. Helping him to build his confidence and work on strategies to manage such situations.
Support with planning meals, medication administration and most importantly develop relationships with his family to support his emotional wellbeing.
Spending the day on the log flume at Camel Creek excites him. Driving in his car is vitally important to him. He fulfils his day seeking out different sensory experiences. He adores his family. He is creative and will find a need for any object within his creativity. He struggles to part with things and needs your help to keep his home uncluttered and safe. He is autistic and has delayed development and barriers with communication that can cause him distress. He benefits from structure and planned routines.
Knowing ‘B’ well we feel that patient and calm natured people would work best. Someone that is happy to sit quietly with him, someone that will use techniques to engage him in activities. Someone that will work towards encouraging him to explore his local community. Someone that can support his sensory diet.
‘B’ requires overnight support as he can struggle with sleep and can become distressed at nighttime. Once settled he will need his team to help him to adopt strategies to promote settled night routines.
‘B’s’ home is part of a ‘supported lifestyles’ model, where he benefits from access to a shared hub space where he likes to chill, watch TV and use the space for art activities.
If you share the passion to improve lives and opportunities, then this could be a great opportunity for you to work in an environment that cares about people supporting people.
‘B’ is happy to be supported by both males and females. He has his own vehicle, so a clean driving license is essential.
The working pattern would be:
This will post requires weekday, weekend, morning, afternoons and evenings. We facilitate a 2-week rolling pattern for continuity of delivery.
‘B’s’ support delivery begins at 9am through to 10pm. 2:1 shift is currently 10am-6pm but is constantly being reviewed to meet his needs and support the activities he likes to engage with.
If you are the right person to support “B”, we will provide you with:
Quality training and development opportunities to maintain and enhance your skills and knowledge
Free 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
Big financial rewards through our Refer a Friend Scheme
Vouchers at Christmas, your work anniversary, and your birthday
Annual pay of £25,155 and the opportunity to earn overtime.
Essential for the role:
Full UK driver’s license and have use of a car.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and subscription to the Update Service; right to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.