Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £24,326 – £27,028
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 25th October 2021

  • Advertised from 6th October 2021
  • 37.5hrs per week. Permanent


Are you ready for the next step in your career?

Could you lead, inspire and motivate a team to provide high quality care and support to adults with a learning disability?

Organisational Profile:

St Joseph’s Services have been providing care and support to adults with a learning disability in Midlothian and Edinburgh for over 95 years. We provide Housing Support/Care at Home services to people living in their own homes as well as to those living in one care home setting.

Key duties:

We are looking for a Team Leader to lead and manage a team of support workers to support adults with a learning disability within their own home. The role requires someone positive, motivated, solution focussed and who responds positively to new challenges.

You will be responsible for managing staff on shift as well as coaching and mentoring staff in using a compassionate and best practice approach. You will lead the staff team in using innovative and creative approaches to support the people we support to live active and fulfilling lives within their local community to achieve their personal outcomes.

Ideally you will have excellent communication, organisational skills and an attention to detail with experience of working collaboratively with the people we support, their families and in partnership with local authority health and social work teams. You will lead and support staff in the writing of support plans ensuring the health and wellbeing of the people we support is met.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a Practice Development Leader within a Circle of Best Practice to continue to provide and continually develop high quality support. You will be expected to contribute to the organisational strategy of St Joseph’s services, the operations of the Circle and St Joseph’s Services as a whole.


The role is categorised as ‘Supervisor’ level with the Scottish Social Services Council and applicants should ensure that they can or will be able to meet the registration requirements.

Application notes

Please return completed job application to:

For informal enquiries please contact us by telephone on 0131 440 7200.

The closing date for Applications is Monday 25th October 2021

Interviews will take place on the 4th November 2021