Do you have a passion for ensuring people with disabilities live fulfilled lives? Do you want to help lead a community that really values people for who they are and what they can do?
L’Arche London is more than just a service provider, we’re a diverse, inclusive community of nearly 100 people, with and without learning disabilities who live, work and celebrate together. We provide registered care and supported housing as well as specialist day services. Our aim is to provide a place of belonging, to help people with learning disabilities live independent yet connected lives.
We’re now looking for a new Deputy Service Coordinator to join our leadership team. You will support the Service Coordinator to deliver high quality person centred support for the Oak Group, one of our three community groups. Oak group supports 8 people with learning disabilities with differing needs, who live in 3 houses in our supported living programme. Together with the Service Coordinator you will manage and inspire a team of 14 support assistants, who facilitate the practical, social and spiritual needs of everyone in the group.
Deputy Service Coordinators split their time between the office, organising rotas, liaising with families, social services and health care professionals and providing a minimum of 24 hours a week direct support.
L’Arche London is a vibrant, joyful place to be. We’re part of an international federation of L’Arche communities in over 35 countries worldwide. Founded in the Christian tradition, L'Arche Communities welcome people of all faiths and none. Our vision is a world where all belong.
Throughout the pandemic, the community groups at L’Arche London have remained strong and positive teams, who have ensured that the people we support have been able to flourish despite COVID restrictions. In 2022 we are beginning to reimagine what support, care and shared lives can look like, building on our existing quality and on the unique faith-based values of L’Arche. This role will be part of a group of key leaders during this exciting time.
This is an ideal step up for someone with knowledge and experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, who has an enthusiasm for our values and the ability to inspire and manage others.
(Please note we also have the same Deputy Service Coordinator role available as a short-term fixed term contract. See our website for details of this second opportunity.)
How to Apply
Please download and read the full job pack.
Applicants are asked to send a CV AND a letter of up to two sides of A4, outlining why you feel your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job description and person specification for the role. Your CV must include a full work history from leaving full time education to the present. Please include an explanation for any gaps in your employment.
The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 21 February 2022. First round interviews will be held during the week commencing 28th February 2022. The initial interview will involve a task and a panel interview. Interviews will be in person where possible. All candidates and interview panel members will be required to provide proof of a negative lateral flow test on the morning of the interview.
PLEASE NOTE: To ensure we comply with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (“the Regulations”), the post holder will need to be either fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless clinically exempt or partially vaccinated and intending to complete their vaccination within 10 weeks of their first vaccination. Applicants will be asked to provide evidence of their vaccine status or exemption via the NHS COVID App as part of the conditions of the job offer. Candidates will not be able to start in the role until this evidence has been received.
Applicants are asked to send a CV AND a letter of up to two sides of A4, outlining why you feel your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job description and person specification for the role.
Your CV must include a full work history from leaving full time education to the present. Please include an explanation for any gaps in your employment.
Please note we are not able to sponsor visas for this type of role, so applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
In the shortlisting process we will anonymise all statements and CVs (removing names, changing file names and so on).
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