Ability West is a voluntary organisation dedicated to enabling people with intellectual disabilities realise their dreams and ambitions and to take their rightful place in society. Over the past 50 years Ability West has grown from strength to strength and they now provide high quality services and support to over 500 children and adults. Currently with a staff of almost 500 they have embarked on a period of further growth and innovation and have several permanent opportunities for qualified and experienced managers.
TTM Healthcare has been exclusively retained by Ability West to identify and short list for interview a panel of successful applicants for 6 x permanent management positions and 3 x 12 month contract maternity cover management positions (with potential for extension / permanency) located throughout Galway. This is a wonderful opportunity to work for a growing and evolving organisation. Read more about these excellent opportunities below.
Reporting into the Area Service Manager these roles require the successful applicant to manage all aspects of these busy and innovative units providing an outstanding service to people with an intellectual disability and presenting with varying degrees of challenging behaviour.
Each Unit Director is responsible for 4/5 service users and a staff of 6/7 social care and support workers. Staff performance and organisation is vital as well as overseeing all aspects of running the unit including maintaining the high standards of H.I.Q.A. compliance currently in place.
You will need to have a Social Care degree(or equivalent) and a minimum of 5 years' experience working in Residential Intellectual Disabilities with 3 years' as a Leader/Manager.
This service is a day service providing rehabilitative training and education to 50 service users and has a staff of 15 people. The service requires a strong and organised manager to continue seamlessly running all aspects of this service including financial and regulatory affairs. The successful applicant will preferably need an Educational/Training and Development qualification.
They will also require experience of working in an intellectual disabilities setting preferably in a Day service environment. Staff management and leadership qualities are paramount.
This service is an activity programme centre with 40 service users and a dozen staff. It provides education and rehabilitative training in a positive and friendly workshop environment. To manage this service you will possess a social care degree or training/workshop qualification. They will also require substantial experience in managing a day/activity programme centre for people with an intellectual disability. Staff management and highly developed organisational skills are vital.
This Unit has 5 service users with profound intellectual disabilities and complex needs. The required manager will need to be Social Care qualified with experience in managing a Unit where the service users present with a high degree of challenging behaviour.
The role requires at least 5 years' experience working in a residential setting with 3 in a management capacity. Staff management and responsibility for regulatory standards are essential.
There are also 3 maternity cover contracts for 2 further Unit Directors and a Day Service Manager to run programme activities for 50 service users.
To find out more about these positions, please call Peter on 065 689 6210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 15th April. First round interviews will take place on 28th April and 29th April.