Resource Centre Manager

Recruiter
AUTISM WEST MIDLANDS
Location
Marston Green
Salary
Upto £24,000 dependent on experience
Posted
07 Oct 2017
Closes
05 Nov 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Resource Centre Manager at our Residential Home, Gorse Farm based in Marston Green. The home is undergoing a unique transformation and programme of improvement to which the role of the Resource Centre Manager is key.

The role of the Resource Centre Manager is to design and implement an inspirational programme of engagement and activities for a group of adults, many of whom are non-verbal or with limited spoken communication. Developed using a person centred approach, activities will need to be carefully planned and include:

  • Social & communication skills
  • Creative and enterprise projects
  • Personal development / health & wellbeing
  • Community participation & contribution
  • Leisure & social opportunities

Autism West Midlands are seeking a person with vision and a high energy approach to establish a fundamentally new way of working in an established residential care home. Substantial management and supervisory experience, as well as experience in working with people with learning disabilities and highly complex communication needs, including challenging behaviour, are essential. Your ability to work flexibly, recognising opportunities and creatively maximising skills and limited resources will be needed to motivate a group of people who would benefit from more regular and engaging activities day to day. Applicants from a range of backgrounds are welcomed, including social care, special needs education or community engagement.

Autism West Midlands, as the leading charity for autism in the region, use our passion and expertise to enrich the lives of people with autism and those who love and care for them.

We offer a number of benefits including a Life Assurance Scheme, a fully paid for healthcare scheme which enables you to claim back money for optical, dental and many more treatments. You will also have the opportunity to be a part of our attractive pensions scheme.

Our employees are encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge, and each year many of them gain additional qualifications. We are also an Investor in People and hold the Customer Service Excellence award!

Gorse Farm is a home that we are proud of and are driven to ensure its success for the people we support. As the Resource Centre Manager you will play a key role in transforming the service and its delivery whilst enriching the lives of our service users.

All applicants are required to submit a covering letter evidencing their skills and experience against the role specification

A job description for the role containing more information about the responsibilities of the position can be found on our website.