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Practice Lead - Part Time


Posted: 7 days ago


Whether you're an experienced Senior Support worker or you are a Support Worker looking for the next step in your career, you'll be making a world of difference when you join us as a Practice Lead at Alderwood - A Real Living Wage Employer and part of the Achieve together group

Alderwood LLA are recruiting a Senior Support Worker at our services in Chestnuts ,a large, detached 6 bed property located in Rushden. This residential home provides a warm and friendly home to adults and children with Autism Spectrum Conditions & behaviours that may challenge.

Location: Rushden , NN10

Permanent: Part Time 21.5 hours per week

Salary:£10.80-11.20 per hour based on experience.

Additional Information:This is shift based work made up of Early Shifts and Late Shifts with alternating weekends. Ability to drive is preferred but not essential. NVQ/QCF Level 2 Qualification (or working towards) is preferred. This role is known internally as Shift Leader - Level 1 and is similar to Team Leader within most social care organisations.

Your new job:

Our Senior Support Workers are known as Practice Lead internally reflecting the level of guidance and support you will give to your team members. You will be leading a friendly team of Support Workers, supporting vulnerable adults with complex levels of Autism. As a Shift Leader you will play a vital part in providing the people we support with care and be able to profoundly improve their quality of life. You willassist people who are unable to live independently by offering them the practical help they need, as well as emotional support.

Alderwood LLA (part of Achieve together) predominately specialises in providing specialised care and support for individuals with a diagnosis of Autism, behaviour difficulties that challenge and are most often considered to have complex needs. We firmly believe that all individuals have the ability to learn and develop, helping them to live more independent and fulfilling lives.

This may include:

  • Completing and maintaining detailed records, reports and notes
  • Cleaning, cooking and shopping
  • Planning and engaging in activities such as trips out, long walks, bowling, pedalo, meals out, garden centres, football plus much more as well getting involved with the Alderwood LLA Farm Project and Dog Team.
  • Administering and recording medication
  • Complying with health and safety requirements
  • Ensuring that the Shift runs smoothly with effective allocations


  • Support people in achieving their goals and ambitions
  • Lead shifts and assist with coaching and inducting of new staff to the service.
  • Make a positive contribution to the lives of others
  • Follow Health and Safety Guidelines & Procedures - Keeping yourself and others safe
  • Write daily reports on activities, devise and update care plans and undertake risk assessments for the people we support

Why not head over to our website and read some of the fantastic success stories shared by people we support

What you can expect?

  • Competitive pay rates with increments aligned to level of experience
  • Fantastic development and progression opportunities 75% of our promotions are internal
  • A comprehensive induction programme to support you in your early days
  • Ongoing award-winning learning and development programmes
  • Excellent Recognition schemes
  • Flexible working arrangements

Your Experience: Senior Support Workers come from many different employment backgrounds and experiences. You should have sector-based experience supporting adults with learning disabilities and be qualified up to NVQ/Diploma L2 or 3 in Health and Social Care or have completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship programme. We employ our Team Members based on their values.

Does this sound like the role for you? Change your journey in Social Care with us today by applying NOW!

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Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom