L'Arche Edinburgh
L'Arche Edinburgh

Charity registered in Scotland SC038493

L'Arche support adults with learning disabilities with a wide range of needs in a mixture of small, shared houses and individual tenancies. We provide our service within the context of a community network of friends and volunteers.

Current vacancies

Support and Care Leader

  • Full time
  • £25,062 – £26,064
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st October 2020

L’Arche has been providing care and support services to adults with learning disabilities in Edinburgh for over 25 years. We are a community of around 60 people, part of an international federation of 150+ communities around the world. We provide registered supported living services in 3 localities in the Leith and Restalrig areas of Edinburgh, in small shared houses and individual flats. Our service is regulated by the Care Inspectorate and SSSC.

The role of Support and Care Leader is crucial in ensuring that the quality and standard of care and support to people living in our services complies with all requirements and that the assistant 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 Support and Care Leader works in close partnership with them.

L’Arche Edinburgh provides an innovative service that goes beyond the typical boundaries of professional care. We see people not as clients but as equal members of an active community and we support 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 Support and Care Leader post holder for David’s House manages a Care at Home/Housing Support service registered with the Care Inspectorate for 4 core members (service users). The assistant team is made up of a mix of ‘live-in’ and ‘live-out’ support workers (called Assistants in L’Arche) who together provide 24 hour support, including waking nights. Each of the people supported live with healthcare challenges, including dementia. A good understanding of the support needs of people coming towards the end of their lives is a key skill required of the postholder. Occasional sleepovers may be required for this post. The role is approximately 70% direct support and 30% management and administration, but this is an estimate that needs to be worked flexibly according to service needs.

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Support and Care Coordinator (Registered Manager)

  • Full time
  • £29,672 – £30,776
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th June 2020

Do you have a passion for ensuring people with learning disabilities live fulfilled lives? Do you want to help lead a community that values people for who they are and what they can do?

L’Arche Edinburgh is a community of more than 80 people with and without learning disabilities. It is a place of belonging where people with learning disabilities can live independent, yet connected lives. We’re looking for someone to join us as our Support and Care Coordinator, a post which requires registration with the Care Inspectorate and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Our services, which support 16 people with learning disabilities, are dual registered under the categories of Care at Home and Housing Support.

You will lead a small supportive team of 4 House and Team Leaders. Together you will ensure that we provide and develop high quality person-centred care supporting the practical, social and spiritual needs of those who call L’Arche home. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we’re looking to increase choice for the people we support and explore ways that we can grow as a Community.

L’Arche Edinburgh is an ecumenical Christian community which welcomes people of all faiths and none. We are part of a global network of communities where people with and without learning disabilities live and share in life together, working for a world where we all belong.

Knowledge and experience in care or supported housing is a key requirement for this role, but we’re also looking for someone with an enthusiasm for our values and the ability to inspire others. You might be looking to step up as a manager or to use your management experience in a different way. If you are interested in being part of a mutually supportive and lively community, then we want to hear from you!

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House Leader

  • Full time
  • £22,403 – £23,106
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th August 2020

Do you have a passion for ensuring people with learning disabilities live fulfilled lives?

Do you want to help lead a community that values people for who they are and what they can do?

L’Arche Edinburgh is a community of more than 80 people with and without learning disabilities. It is a place of belonging where people with learning disabilities can live independent, yet connected lives. We’re looking for someone to join us as a House Leader.

You will lead a team of 12, with the support of 2 Deputies. Together you will ensure that we provide and develop high quality person-centred care supporting the practical, social and spiritual needs of those who call L’Arche home. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we’re looking to increase choice for the people we support at David House and explore ways that we can grow as a Community.

L’Arche Edinburgh is an ecumenical Christian community which welcomes people of all faiths and none. We are part of a global network of communities where people with and without learning disabilities live and share in life together, working for a world where we all belong.

Knowledge and experience in care or supported housing is a key requirement for this role, but we’re also looking for someone with an enthusiasm for our values and the ability to inspire others. You might be looking to step up as a manager or to use your current management experience in a different way. If you are interested in being part of a mutually supportive and lively community, then we want to hear from you!

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