Team Leader – Lifeways Group – Colchester - Working for Essex
Salary: £10.09 per hour
Closing date: 17 Aug 2022
Location: Colchester
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 8692
Role: Social Care
About the role

Team Leader – Lifeways Group – Colchester

Permanent, Full Time

£10.09 per hour

Location: Colchester


Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Lifeways Group to recruit a Team Leader for their supported living services throughout Colchester.

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week.

Lifeways is the UK’s leading team of support professionals for adults with diverse and complex needs living fulfilling and independent lives in the community. They put the person at the heart of everything and do everything they can to help those with complex needs to lead independent, fulfilling, and happy lives. They’re proud to be known for providing extraordinary support, and for celebrating the positivity, individuality, and ambition of each person.

Lifeways help people to live their lives as independently as possible and support them in reaching their potential, through both practical and emotional support. They provide supported living and residential care for people living with complex needs, including:

  • An acquired brain injury
  • A learning disability
  • Autism
  • Physical disabilities
  • Mental health

The Team Leader is responsible for leading a designated group of support workers to ensure that excellent services are delivered to each person supported by Lifeways. This role is a supervisory role and a Team Leader is expected both to formally and informally (through the use of mentorship, role modelling etc) supervise each Support Worker on a regular basis.


  • Support and supervise the delivery of person-centred services to all people using the service
  • Support the Service Manager in the completion of accurate rota and timesheet information
  • Provide support and supervision to Support Workers, to ensure effective and efficient person-centred service delivery.
  • Maintain and share evidence-based records and reports
  • On-call Rota

About You

Lifeways require a dedicated individual to work in their colleagues in supporting adults (18 and over) with learning disabilities, autism and autistic spectrum disorders, complex needs, mental health issues and challenging behaviours in all aspects of their daily lives. The ideal candidate will have.

  • Experience of working with people with Learning Difficulties/ Mental Health/Autism/ Complex Needs
  • Supervisory experience
  • QCF Level 3 or working towards


  • Fully paid induction
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • We’ll pay for your DBS
  • Ongoing coaching and support
  • Opportunity to undertake a NVQ in health and social care

Note: ECC are advertising this role on behalf of Lifeways Group and if successful you will be employed by Lifeways Group.

Lifeways Group applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

As part of employment should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to

Lifeways Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors, and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.

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