Team Leader (Sensory Support Service) Bristol City Council

Salary: BG12 £40,221 – £43,421
Basis: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Based at: 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 6AG
Job reference: VAC005362

We are recruiting a Team Leader for our highly valued sensory support services. This is a unique opportunity to lead excellent support to people who are Deaf, blind or deafblind.

What will I be doing?

You will manage two dedicated teams, both comprising skilled and experienced Support Workers and Senior Support Worker, with a mix of Deaf and hearing staff.

You will lead the Sensory Support Service to provide floating support to people in their own homes, helping people to increase their independence and prevent homelessness.

You will lead the staff in our accommodation-based scheme at Buckley Court to support eight Deaf tenants to maximise their potential and move on successfully to independent living.

You will also provide direct support, to continually extend your personal expertise in support work.

What do I need to have?

You will have excellent communication skills including a current working ability to communicate in British Sign Language (minimum level 3 qualification or equivalent).

You will have extensive experience of supporting people with sensory impairments and knowledge of the communication and cultural needs of Deaf, blind and deafblind people.

You will have the leaderships skills to inspire, challenge, develop and support team members.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice – mixing both home and office working.

Rewards and benefits include:

  • High quality training and support
  • Flexible and agile working environment
  • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme
  • At least 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days plus 8 days bank holidays per year

Please note that this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

We will contact shortlisted applicants on Monday 10th June. Interviews will be on Monday 17th June at 100 Temple Street, Bristol.

We encourage applicants to contact: Jim Entwistle (Team Manager) to discuss the role, the application process and any reasonable adjustments so that we can ensure your access needs are met for the interview.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. Appointments will be made on merit.

Closing date: 30 May 2024.

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