In Gheel, we focus on supporting individuals with autism through their life journey and enabling them to have fulfilling life experiences, while having autonomy and control over their choices and decisions. Gheel Autism Services provides a wide range of services for adults with autism including day and vocational opportunities, outreach support and a variety of supported living options. Across our services we consider how each person thinks, learns and processes information to develop a personalised plan of support. Considering individuals strengths and motivations, we enable people to obtain outcomes which are meaningful to them. Across our service staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable each individual to have positive and meaningful life experiences in line with their individual preferences and aspirations. All staff are involved in changing the culture of supporting people into a more inclusive, independence focused style of support – where people are encouraged to be partners in, not recipients of, their service delivery.
We currently have two Location Manager vacancies, one in our North Kildare Services and one in Fairview, Dublin 3. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to bring their skills and talents to Gheel.
Location Manager North Kildare Service – Combination Day & Residential Roster
This service currently operates in North Kildare (Maynooth and Celbridge) and the teams are spread across three locations. The Location Manager works alongside individuals who avail of our service while also having overall management of this part of the service. The service consists of various models of support: Transition services, Community Support and Respite services. The Location Manager, along with the team, will be responsible for supporting people who use our service to develop person centered plans and ideas that support and encourage the individual’s autonomy and vision for a meaningful quality of life. Community integration and involvement is a key component of this service delivery as those accessing our services strive to live an independent life.
The Location Manager will manage transition services, community support and respite services in this location. The successful candidate will report to the Regional Manager and will work as
an integral part of the regional team. This post will report into a Person in Charge (PIC).
Location Manager – Day Services, Fairview, Dublin 3
This service is located in North Dublin (Fairview) and the teams are spread across three Hub style day services. The Location Manager will support and work along the front-line teams while having overall management of this part of the service. The Location Manager, along with the team, will be responsible for developing plans and ideas that support and encourage new and existing interests and hobbies ensuring a meaningful quality of life. A person-centred philosophy and approach are essential while community integration and involvement is a key component of this service delivery. The Location Manager will be responsible for roster administration and related responsibilities such as leave and payroll submissions. The Location manager will support high quality service delivery through day to day management, induction, probation, supervision and appraisal. The Location Manager will ensure practical application and adherence to standards and regulations related to the area in conjunction the PIC. The Location Manager will work alongside Gheel’s multidisciplinary team and other relating agencies related as appropriate in implementing Gheel’s philosophy to support.
The Location Manager will manage three hub style day services in Fairview. The successful candidate will report to the Regional Manager and will work as an integral part of the regional team. This post will report into a Person in Charge (PIC).
Essential Qualifications for this post:
- Third level Qualification in Social Care or a related discipline.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and use of internet and email.
- Hold a valid driver’s licence for the purpose of transporting service users.
- Management Qualification.
- At least two years recent experience in the social care/disability sector.
- Ability to support change management.
- A knowledge of New Directions guidelines.
- Experience of the HIQA Inspection process and of supporting the completion and monitoring of Action Plans to acceptance by HIQA.
- Experience of applying the National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Trust in Care and Adult Safeguarding.
- Experience in a similar role.
- Have experience supporting people with Autism and dealing with service users who have behaviours of concern.
- Experience in a leadership role.
Specific Responsibilities - please see attached job description
Salary Scale: Successful candidates will be paid in line with 2016 HSE revised consolidated Grade V Clerical pay scale point 1; €40,209 – 2nd LSI; € 48,496 per annum based on working a 39-hour week. There is 27 days annual leave with this post.
Terms and Conditions
- The salary scale for the post is aligned to the Department of Health and Children Clerical Grade V.
- Hours of work are 39 hours per week with a high degree of flexibility built in to facilitate service needs. Details will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidates. The residential rosters will include overnights for which an allowance is paid.
To apply for this position please fully complete the job application form attached and return it to . Please write Ref Location Manager Kildare or Location Manager Day Services in the subject line of the email. Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the evidence outlined in the job application form. Curriculum vitaes are not required.
The closing date for receipt of all completed applications is 11th of January 2019 @ 5pm. Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will take place shortly thereafter. A panel may be formed from which future vacancies arising over the next six months may be filled.
Garda vetting is a requirement of the recruitment process.