Team leaders or supervisors can work in care homes or can coordinate domiciliary carers in the community.
- managing and supporting workers so they can perform their roles safely and to the best of their ability
- supporting your manager to run your workplace according to standards and legislation
- acting as a positive role model to colleagues
- developing care plans that outline what care and support individuals need
- leading team meetings and doing inductions, supervisions and appraisals
- working in partnership with other professionals to ensure individuals get the support they need.
Skills and experience
Specific skills needed to work in this role:
- supervisory and team leading skills
- the ability to deal with conflict
- good English skills to understand and apply policies and procedures in practice.
Your induction will include necessary training such as health and safety, first aid and moving and handling. Additional specific training such as autism awareness, communication skills or working with people with dementia may be offered.
It might be useful to have experience working in a similar role or with vulnerable adults. You can gain this experience through a work placement, from your personal life, through volunteering or as part of a traineeship or apprenticeship.
While in post you could do a vocational qualification such as a Diploma in Health and Social Care or continuing professional development qualification such as an award or certificate in activity provision.