We are Consensus, an innovative award-winning independent provider of support services for people with learning disabilities and additional health and social care needs.
We believe everybody can achieve their aspirations and do amazing things. Our role is to provide person-centered support – support that starts each person we support on the road to greater independence, empowering them to reach their full potential.
Our Camberley site will be a newly developed supported living service of 7 x 1 bedroom and 2 x 2 bedroom self-contained flats providing a discreet, safe environment to support individuals with learning disabilities and a range of other needs including autism, complex needs, and behaviours that challenge. The focus will be on supporting individuals towards greater independence and to lead active, meaningful, fulfilling lives in their local community.
All individuals have a Person Centred Plan that identifies their own likes and dislikes which enables the support team to provide support tailored to the individuals needs and wishes alongside working towards their identified goals in life they wish to achieve; this can range from simply accessing the local community, finding employment based opportunities within the local community to just visiting friends and family.
The Community Senior Support Worker role
As the head of a team of Support Workers, you’ll work with the people we support to develop new daily living skills, to address behaviours that may challenge, make new friends, get involved in their community, support with their own personal care, manage their diet, go on holiday, or find themselves a new job. Liaising closely with their friends and family, as well as your team, you’ll make sure they are safe, happy, healthy and full of plans for the future.
Because you will leading a team of Support Workers and be supporting people with a range of complex needs, you will have an opportunity to expand your experience, practice and knowledge base. If you are seeking a role which makes use of your leadership skills, is interesting, will offer an opportunity for personal development and genuinely make a difference to people’s lives, then this could be the service for you.
Working to a person-centered model that puts the people we support at the heart of all you do, you’ll develop support plans collaboratively, setting goals for the future and working towards them having increased independence. Working closely with your Service Manager and Support Workers and the MDT to evaluate risks, review progress and drive our innovative services forward, you’ll be a vital member of the team.
The skills you’ll need
To join us, you will need to have experience of working with individuals who have learning disabilities, have the skills to lead and have the right values. You will need to be flexible, patient, caring, confident, organised, responsible, good with people and eager to learn and develop. (That's because we’ll want you to work to gain your NVQs in Health & Social Care – or build on the ones you already have.)
A team player, you can follow guidelines and policies easily, and will have good written skills, as you will need to contribute ensure that the necessary paperwork is completed properly and support plans followed. You are passionate, enthusiastic, motivated and professional and have the confidence and skills to lead effectively. Above all, you’ll be committed to providing person-centered care that gives real equality of opportunity to all those you’re working for.
“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age”.