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    Job title : Team Leader
    Employer : Kent Autistic Trust
    Region : South East England
    Salary : 18,035 to 19,344 pa
    Closing Date : 7 October 2016
    Job Ref. : 208
    Full/Part : Full
    Job Function : Managerial
    Appn. form : click here
    Team Leader - Ashford, Kent
    37.5 hours pw, on a 14 day rolling rota

    Is a job with The Kent Autistic Trust right for you?
    If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, then employment as a Team Leader with The Kent Autistic Trust could be perfect for you. If you are already an experienced carer and have worked as a Team Leader, then we want to hear from you.

    Who are we?
    The Kent Autistic Trust (KAT) a better life, a better future - is an innovative and growing charity. We have been providing high quality services for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families for over 20 years. We have an excellent reputation, with services endorsed by the National Autistic Society Accreditation Service. We offer residential and respite services, supported living projects, day resource hubs, outreach support and family support. Our ethos is focused on encouraging maximum independence, choice and use of community resources within a supportive environment. We currently support around 90 people from sites across Kent.

    What does a Team Leader do?
    The main role of our Team Leader is to lead a team of residential care workers and support and deputize for the Residential Home Manager in their absence to run a successful staff team in all day to day operations of the home. You will help implement development strategies that have been personally designed for those we support to enable them to achieve aspirational life goals. As a Team Leader it is important that you have the appropriate skills to motivate, encourage and manage other employees.

    What are the desirable skills that Team Leader need?
  • Team and Shift Leading
  • Reliable team player
  • Previous work experience as a Team Leader
  • A positive and compassionate outlook
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (Adults)
  • A clean driving licence (minimum 2 years)
  • Experience and/or knowledge of epilepsy
  • Experience of working within the field of services for adults with special needs
    What do we offer our Team Leaders?
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • An enhanced DBS check
  • Ongoing accredited training and support
  • An excellent career pathway with promotion opportunities
  • 33 days paid leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Health and life benefits package
  • Pension Scheme
    How do I apply?
    Please send your CV to or email us for an application form. Alternatively, an application form can be downloaded from our website via the link along with a job description/person specification. We do not accept applications made via agencies.

    Indicative Closing date: 7th October 2016. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date then unfortunately, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from a wide section of the community.
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