Have you gained leadership skills and are now looking for a role as a Team Leader with New Directions? We can further your professional development within our charity and support you to motivate your team through effective planning and communication. You may be asking, “What do I need to know to become a good Team Leader?” A level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or working toward it) and being computer literate is standard. However, there is no simple answer, as there are some personal qualities that can help you succeed in leading a team, which you will have already added to your skills set.
Due to the ongoing success of New Directions and our future growth, we are looking now looking to recruit new Team Leaders. Being organised, effective time management, setting the goals for your team and the individuals who they support helps you to build strategies and guide people to achieve them. Recognising someone’s potential, and how people can optimize their talents and abilities inspires them to do their best. Delegation of tasks is important on a daily basis to ensure you have the right people, doing the right job, at the right time. This can also help to develop others career progression, where you can recommend and reward achievement. We need Team Leaders who find solutions and are skilled in conflict management when it arises. As a Team Leader, you need to make decisions quickly and confidently, in a way that reassures the team of your experience and authority. This shows how well you can lead your team as an optimistic Team Leader can help boost your team to achieve more and work toward the goals and objectives of the people we support, and our charity.
You will be able to communicate on a variety of levels in a variety of ways but most importantly listening to your team encourages respect. You will be keen to inspire others to share opinions and views so that they can show their initiative and creative thinking and gain valuable feedback from you. You will need to be kind, fair and approachable to ensure your team to communicate effectively with you. It is a great skill to lead others by example and you will demonstrate this in the accountability and responsibility you take on board in your role. We are looking for positive, dedicated leaders and welcome applicants who believe they have the right skills, qualities and values to join our successful team.
Team Leader Debi says, “Being happy in my workplace is more important than the travelling. I would say seeing the people we support progressing in their session groups that they join in (makes a Team Leader role rewarding). A lot of them are learning new skills each day. It’s a rewarding role. The company’s expanding and developing day by day. We’re getting bigger and bigger and no two days are the same.”