Gheel Autism Services: Location Manager

Gheel Autism Services

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. Our committed practitioners receive regular training and they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable each individual to have positive and meaningful life experiences. All staff are central to 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, the design of the service delivered.


  • Access to Health Insurance
  • Access to Educational Support Scheme
  • Company pension with company
  • contribution (including income protection and death-in-service benefits)
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Up to 27 days Annual leave
  • Bike to Work scheme
  • Training and development (CPD)
  • Option to join the Health Service credit union

We currently have the following permanent Location Manager vacancy in Fairview, Dublin 3. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to bring their skills and talents to Gheel and to move your career to the next level.

Location Manager, Northside Day Supports Fairview & Donagmede – 1 Year contract, full-time – Day Services (1.00 WTE)

The Location Manager provides direct support to the people we support while also having overall management of the team in this part of the service. The service is in a day setting. The Location Manager, along with the team, will be responsible for developing plans and ideas that support and encourage people to live self-determined independent lives in their own community.

The successful candidate will pursue initiatives which promote independence, personal development, and leisure activities within the context of the quality of life model.

The Location Manager will be responsible for roster administration and related responsibilities such as leave and payroll submissions. Location managers will support high quality service delivery through day to day management, recruitment, induction, probation, supervision, and appraisal. The location manager will also oversee and make transition plans for new referrals.

The successful candidate will report to the Regional Manager and will work as an integral part of the regional team.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

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


  • Management Qualification
  • Full Clean Drivers licence

Essential Experience:

  • Four years recent experience in the social care/disability sector
  • Experience managing staff and possess the confidence to resolve issues as they arise at local level.
  • Experience managing and adhering to budgets as agreed by the Finance Dept.
  • Manage the rolling rosters and allocate staff as per service needs or requirements
  • A knowledge of New Directions guidelines.
  • Ability to support and drive change management
  • Confidence and experience negotiating and liaising with external stakeholders

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of Adult Safeguarding
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Have knowledge and experience supporting people with Autism

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 are 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 send your C.V to Please write Ref Location Manager Northside Day Supports in the subject line of the email. Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the evidence outlined in the job application form.

The closing date for receipt of all completed applications is Friday 30th of October, @ 5pm. Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will take place shortly thereafter.

Late applications will not be accepted, and Garda Vetting is a requirement of the recruitment process.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Oct, 2020
Fairview, Dublin 3
Expiry Date
30th Oct, 2020