Saturday Provision Manager

Location:                  West SILC, Stanningley Road, Leeds

Start Date:                As soon as possible

Hours:                       Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm all year round (50 weeks)

Rate of Pay:             £16 per hour

Additional 2 hours payment per week for prior planning

Future Horizons Leeds provides holistic, person-centred care for young adults with complex learning difficulties. We prioritise the well-being and personal progress of every young person through organised activities, structured leisure time and physical therapies

(see our website and Facebook page for more details.)

Future Horizons is a 6 days a week, 50 weeks per year provision. Monday to Friday we are based in Kirkstall. On Saturdays we have around 15 young people and based at the West SILC on Stanningley Road, where we can utilise all their facilities including use of the hydrotherapy pool, the sensory room, outdoor play area with specialist equipment and general space within the hall and classrooms.

Job Purpose

A vacancy has arisen for an enthusiastic, creative and committed person to manage the staff and activities on Saturdays. We are looking to appoint someone who is innovative, enthusiastic, and dynamic, who can plan, lead and co-ordinate activities for young adults aged 19-25 with complex learning and / or physical difficulties. You will need to demonstrate a real passion for working with people with complex needs and have experience of working within the SEND sector.

                      

Responsibilities:

  • To organise the staff rota (average 10-12), ensuring there is an appropriate balance of well trained staff.

  • To manage the staff throughout the day ensuring they are fulfilling all their duties and dealing with any issues that may arise.

  • To plan activities for the day taking into account staff available and the individual abilities of all the clients.

  • To ensure the safe and effective delivery of high quality services to our young people.

  • To open and lock up the building(s).

  • To ensure facilities and spaces utilised are left in a clean and orderly manner; fulfilling all the terms of the lease.

  • To oversee the dispensation of medication and feeding routines.

  • To be responsible related to safeguarding and vulnerable adults, including ensuring all staff and volunteers are aware of the policy and procedure.

  • To provide a safe and orderly environment that protects and cares for the young people and staff by taking responsibility for health and safety and adherence to fire regulations.

  • To ensure that staff follow client risk assessments and ensure that any hazards are effectively identified and risks managed.

  • To provide regular reports to FHL manager regarding the provision.

 

Appointments are made on the basis of two referees and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Appropriate training and support will be available.

There will be a holiday entitlement with this post.

JOB SHARE is a possibility for the right candidates.

Person Specification

NB.  Essential criteria are the qualities that candidates must have to do the job. Desirable criteria are the extra qualities that will enhance a candidate’s job performance and aid short listing.

Essential:

  • Experience of managing a team of people.

  • Able to plan engaging and creative activities with oversight of the delivery by the team

  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding

  • Sound organisational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to create positive relationships

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills

  • Enthusiastic and optimistic

  • Tactful, patient and sensitive

  • Resilience and determination to succeed

 

 Desirable:

  • Experience of working with or caring for children and young adults with complex special educational needs and / or Autism.

  • Some understanding of:

  • total communication approaches -  Intensive Interaction; Makaton; Picture exchange etc.

  • moving and handling;

  • managing challenging behaviour;

  • Experience of planning fun and creative activities for young adults with complex needs

  • Knowledge and experience of safeguarding vulnerable adults

  • Experience of dealing with basic HR issues etc.

  • GCSE English and Maths minimum

  • Experience of managing medications following agreed policy

  • Experience of delivering training to colleagues

 

 

Applications

For further information please contact Elaine Cooper (FHL Manager) at Future Horizons Leeds. It is worth coming for a visit to our Saturday provision and to find out more about us.

Email: elainecooper@futurehorizonsleeds.co.uk

Telephone number: 0113 2747894

 

Completed application forms to be returned to:

Future Horizons Leeds

2 Wyther Lane

Kirkstall    

Leeds

LS5 3BT

 

By Monday 4th November by 10.00am

Interviews later that week.