Preston, Lancashire

£22,173 - £23,379 per year

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

"Quite simply being part of L'Arche is being loved for who you are." 

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Job Description

Are you inspired to bring your skills and experience to support our vision of a world where everyone belongs?

Join our leadership team, providing support to people with learning disabilities and managing and supervising a team of care assistants.

L’Arche has been providing care and support services to adults with learning disabilities in Preston for over 20 years. We are a growing community of more than 50 people, part of an international federation of 150 communities around the world. We provide registered supported living services and residential Care. Our service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

The role of House Leader is crucial in ensuring that the quality and standard of care and support we provide complies with all requirements and that the team are supported and well led. Promoting good communication is a key aspect of the role, along with ensuring L’Arche values of community and spiritual life are maintained. Family members of the people we support are actively involved and the House Leader works in close partnership with them.

L’Arche Preston provides an innovative service that goes beyond the typical boundaries of professional care. We see people not as clients, but as equal members of a vibrant community and we assist people to live a full and active life in their own homes and within the wider community. L’Arche is committed to providing genuinely person-centred outcomes for each person and has a model that enables a higher than normal level of support to be provided.

The House Leader post holder manages registered care service registered with CQC for up to 6 residents.
The support team is made up of a mix of ‘live-in’ and ‘live-out’ assistants who together provide 24-hour support, including nights. The role is approximately 60% direct support and 40% management and administration. Some evening and weekend duties are required for this role.

Apply by the deadline: noon on Tuesday 3rd September.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 12th September in Preston, with shortlisted candidates also invited to visit the Community beforehand.

Candidates represented by an Employment Agency will not be considered at the first round of shortlisting.

Contact details can be found in the attached application pack.