Pete - Area Team Leader

Who’s this?

Pete is an Area Team Leader working within the team at City Care Partnership (CCP) and oversees 18 individuals with learning disabilities and Autism. Pete is responsible for ensuring that the people he supports has a person-centred service and develop skills so they that they become less reliant on paid support. Paul and his team try to achieve this by working towards their company and service ethos’s, enabling the people supported to have the opportunity to be able to develop and overcome potential barriers to help them develop, build self-esteem and more importantly have a better quality of life

What’s the story of their career to date?

Pete joined the Army at the age of 18 and served 6 years completing tours of Bosnia and Iraq, thoroughly enjoying his time and experiences. The army helped Pete to develop and grow as an individual and help him to also develop the skills to support his career to date in social care. After leaving the army Pete worked in labouring for a while but wanted to do something that would give him personal development. A friend who worked at CCP suggested he applied as they were involved in lots of activities like hiking and football. Pete was successful in his application and joined the team at CCP over 10 years ago, initially as a support worker with very little knowledge of learning disability and autism before progressing to a Team Leader and then on to his current role as Area Team Leader

What do they do?

Pete’s daily tasks involve leading a team, this includes ensuring his team are effectively placed and that standards are maintained to meet the culture and values of CCP. Pete ensures that services are fully staffed for the day and that all activities are able to be met ensuring medication is given, spot checks and quality checks are completed and files updated as and when needed

What’s the best thing about their role?

Pete feels that the best part of his role is implementing strategies and seeing them put into practice. He also enjoys seeing the development of those supported and their achievements as he feels he has helped to make that happen

Where are they going from here?

Pete feels that he has been massively supported by his employer to date, having completed a number of qualifications including apprentice assistant team leader course, NVQ L3 in health and social care, PBS Certificate and Diploma, QCF L5 in Health and social care and even though he’s currently happy in his role, he is always looking for development

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with City Care Partnership. If you have questions then feel free to contact us.