Charity registered in Scotland SC017483
Tiphereth is seeking a Day Service Manager to lead our day service provision for adults with learning disabilities based in Edinburgh. As a Camphill community our work is based on the ideals of Rudolf Steiner.
This is an exciting opportunity to take on a senior role in our community.
Operating Monday to Friday we have five projects specialising in the arts, horticulture, woodwork, environmental initiatives and social enterprises. Our Skills for Growth project supports the educational aspects of growth and development for the members who attend our services.
60+ members are supported by 30+ staff and volunteers, some of whom you will have line management responsibilities for.
You will be motivated to lead a service that creates opportunities for each member to participate in a real work setting, believing that work and education are the primary vehicles for personal growth and development.
Upholding the highest standards of care and support you will be the Registered Manager for the service. Having extensive management experience within the Health and Social Care sector and with adults with learning disabilities; you will work alongside a team of senior managers who, led by the Chief Executive Officer, have wider responsibilities for the delivery and wellbeing of the whole community and its range of residential, day service, educational and social enterprise projects, delivering positive outcomes for the members who live and work in our Camphill community.
This is a 37.5 h/week full-time post and you will be expected to be onsite during the service delivery hours Monday to Friday.
The salary for this post is £36,673 with pension and 36 days holiday per year – please note that our holidays are fixed in line with the closure times of our service.
We are seeking a new staff member who shares our values and wants to work as part of our community.
The focus of the role is to support adults with learning disabilities to participate in meaningful work and activities within our day service.
Our work has adapted due to coronavirus but the focus for this role is arts and crafts work. Ideally staff will bring skills in a craft area, however this is not always essential if there is a willingness to learn and develop specific skills to be able to effectively support our main craft projects.
We work with a variety of people with different abilities, either one-to-one or in shared groups. At present due to the coronavirus much of our work is done in small, separated areas of our buildings.
The core purpose of the role is supporting people with autism and learning disabilities. Previous experience of working with adults with learning disabilities is essential, as is a good understanding of autism and the needs of people who use different forms of communication, and an openness to our community ethos and values.
Tiphereth is a Camphill community based on the edge of the Pentland hills in Edinburgh supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism in a range of day services, supported living, residential care, and social enterprises.
Due to the expansion of our Supported Living Team at Tiphereth the exciting opportunity to join us in the role of an Assistant Team Leader has arisen.
We are seeking confident and passionate individuals to join our innovative and creative team.
Under the guidance of the Supported Living Manager and together with our team of Supported Living Team Leaders and Assistant Team Leaders you will support the day to day running of the supported living homes within the Camphill Community at Tiphereth. Together with your Team Leader you will lead your co-worker team to support members in maintaining their tenancies, building relationships and having meaningful and happy lives. You will plan a full range of social and cultural experiences both within and outside of the members’ homes to enhance their lives and wellbeing.
As an Assistant Team Leader, you will work together with your Team Leader to ensure that there is an excellent standard of support and care for the members living in our community and maintain regulatory standards within your team. The Job Descriptions for the role further expands on this.
Staff development is key to the innovative environment we create for members in our community and we will support you to grow in confidence in your role to support the development of a creative team of co-workers who will promote members holistic well-being enabling them to live their fullest life.
The hours of work are variable depending on the individual needs of our members. These involve evening and weekend work. Sleepovers in our shared homes may be required and are paid in addition at the Scottish Living Wage. This is currently £9.30 per hour.
You will be required to join the PVG scheme and register with the SSSC on commencing employment. Ideally candidates will have previous work experience in a similar setting and hold a professional qualification.