House Leader

  • Full time
  • £21,541 – £22,217
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2019

  • Advertised from 2nd October 2019
  • 40 hours per week. Sleepovers are a requirement and are paid at £81 per night.


L’Arche Edinburgh are recruiting for a House Leader. The post holder will provide Care at Home/Housing Support to adults with learning disabilities, as well as leading and managing the associated assistant team.

The core members (service users) living in the house are looking for a House Leader who has the following skills and qualities:

  • Someone who will work with me
  • Nobody bossy, someone down to earth
  • Able to plan my support with me
  • Must be on time, every time
  • Good at paperwork
  • Able to do sleepovers
  • Good at listening
  • I can tell them if I have a problem
  • Can sort my money for me
  • Someone who can help me get my diary sorted

The House Leader also needs to have:

  • At least 2 years’ experience of supporting adults in social care.
  • A good understanding of the emotional and behavioural support needs of adults with learning disabilities
  • A good understanding of supporting people living in their own tenancies
  • Experience and understanding of working in a person centred way
  • Ideally have an SVQ 3 Health and Social Care or HNC Social Care, and the Supervisors award OR have the ability and commitment to achieve SSSC required qualifications within the time period
  • Ideally have at least 1 years’ experience in a supervisory role within a social care setting

Application notes

Application packs available at or by


Closing date 9.00am Monday 21st October 2019

Interviews held week beginning 28th October 2019

The successful candidate will be subject to a PVG check

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

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