Senior Social Care Worker

Zoek Pin Market Drayton, Shropshire, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 6 days ago

Senior Social Care Worker

Salary £.00 per annum


REF/ 7612

Trident Group has over 50 years of delivering homes, services and innovation for up to 8,000 people in over 3,400 homes in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the Midlands. It employs more than 750 staff, works with over 150 volunteers and provides training places and apprenticeships for many more. The Group has an annual turnover of more than £32m and owns assets close to £170m.

The Group includes Trident Housing, which provides landlord services for the Group in respect of housing management and maintenance; Trident Reach, a registered care and support charity providing services (homeless, mental health, young people, older people, BME groups and domestic violence) to people in the Midlands.

About the role

We are looking for a passionate, energetic and aspirational individual to work within our care home team based in Market Drayton, Shropshire as a Senior Social Care Worker. The home supports adults with high to profound learning disabilities and associated health needs.

As a Senior Social Care Worker, you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to customers. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with customers, supporting them to achieve their potential and explore new opportunities and interests. You will take an active part in engaging with customers to understand their lifestyle choices at a level and pace that values the individual and respects their dignity and communication differences.

The role plays an integral part of the care team, you will be responsible for leading, managing and supporting your care team ensuring they are always providing high quality of care and service to all residents. You will ensure care plans are regularly reviewed through continuous assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of customers care and be a role model for other social care workers in the home. In addition, the successful candidate will be confident to lone work and it is essential to have a good understanding and working experience of mental health, autism and learning difficulties.


As a Senior Social Care Worker, you’ll be doing the following:
Supporting the management to run a successful staff team and all day to day operations of the home
To assist the management team with the supervisions and medication competency assessments of junior staff
Inducting new staff into the home’s procedure and culture
Ensuring the highest standards of care in relation to the customer’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs.
Be the customer’s champion and as part of the wider team, strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential
Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of placement and risk management plans
Support customers in daily activities including family contact, attending local clubs, 1:1 activity in the community, promoting independence and social behaviour.
You will play a pivotal role in customer’s day to day life including co-ordinating, attending reviews and liaising with external agencies
Co-ordinating and organising rotas, including deployment of staff to ensure the home provides commissioned care hours
Undertake duties in the running of the home including health and safety and quality assurance compliance

About you

The ideal candidate will have the skills to support team building and to manage challenging situations as well as holding a level 3 NVQ or above in Health and Social Care or equivalent. ICT skills are essential to this role, as is a good standard of literacy and numeracy. Mandatory training, such as medication, safeguarding, MAPA and health and safety would be advantageous, however, specialist training tailored to the needs of our customers will be provided.

It is essential to have excellent communication skills and management experience or demonstrable leadership skills.

A full driving licence is preferable


Our home is 24/7 where we use a rota system to ensure customers get the care they need. As a Social Care Worker, you will be required to work a shift rota system that includes working some weekends and bank holidays.


All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.

All applicants must provide their right to work documentation at interview stage, such as a valid passport which will be verified to check your eligibility to work and live with in the UK

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from Disclosure and barring service (DBS). Please be aware you will need to complete an enhanced adults DBS check before taking up the role

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