Title of Role

Lighthouse Deputy Manager

Job Summary

Guiding Adults with Learning Disabilities Through Development, Enablement and Enrichment

The Lighthouse aims to help adults with learning disabilities discover and achieve their dreams while having fun and enjoying their community. We will help each member of our growing family to embrace and develop their own natural abilities as well as exploring new and exciting possibilities throughout Gloucestershire and beyond.

The Lighthouse is a completely new style of day service!

Our purpose is to combine self-directed learning with enablement, social development and fun-filled enrichment through creative use of a wide range of both in-house and community activities. We provide a guide to help each of our users live the most enhanced, fulfilling and independent lives they can.

Purpose of Role

To support the manager in the day to day running of the lighthouse, to oversee and support the team, and to support the students.

Main Activities/Tasks

  • To work alongside the program development lead to ensure learning outcomes are being achieved and the innovation of the program continues to be developed
  • To work closely with the LH manager to ensure the smooth running of the service
  • To provide ongoing support and training to the team
  • To complete reviews with staff when applicable
  • To build a team of volunteers
  • To work with students on a one to one basis as well as within small groups and community activities to achieve goals.
  • To support each student with different tasks, depending on their individual needs and choices, such as learning to clean, maintaining independence and making their own choices.
  • To support students with more advanced tasks such as basic arithmetic, grammar and spelling etc. (Basic Maths and English skills are required from the applicant).
  • To not only attend, but also participate in community activities and engage the students throughout.
  • To adapt effective communication skills with each individual student, depending on their individual needs.
  • Any other duties that may be required.

Competencies

  • Experience of working in a care setting (or equivalent)
  • Patience and understanding
  • A passion for skill development
  • Organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • The ability to work within the policies and procedures of Kingfisher Treasure Seekers
  • Appreciation of the ethos of Kingfisher Treasure Seekers
  • A willingness to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the business

Training

Full training will be given during induction and on an ongoing basis

The Lighthouse Deputy Manager can expect to receive the following support:

  • Use of a HR and H&S Platform.
  • Line Management support
  • 24/7 access to a BUPA call line run by Qualified Counsellors

Requirements

This role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references

Location

Treasure Seekers Building, 46 Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2NF, and various others depending on co-produced plans

Hours

Part time- 25 hours a week to include a couple of admin hours.

Overtime is usually available across the organisation.

Salary

£9.89 per hour

Job Types

Part-time, Permanent

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Sick pay
  • Store discounts

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


COVID-19 considerations:

All our venues are covid compliant.

Experience:

  • Learning disability: 1 year (preferred)

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