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Job Title: Training and Day Services Manager
Location: Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow
Reporting to & Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
Main purpose: The overall purpose of the Training and Day Services Manager’s role is to ensure that a) all trainees receive a service in line with the Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board (KWETB) Training Standards System, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Quality Assurance Policies and Health Services Executive (HSE) New Directions Quality Framework and that b) all Adult Day Service users receive a service in line with HSE New Directions Quality Framework

Position Summary: The role of the Training and Day Services Manager is suited to those with a health and social services, disability management, allied health and social care, special education and/or specialist training background and has experience of overseeing the delivery of training to adults with an intellectual disability or those experiencing social and/or economic exclusion. They will also lead the implementation of SOLAS Training Standards, QQI Quality Assurance Polices and HSE New Directions Quality Framework in conjunction with the staff, trainees and Adult Day Service Users attending Festina Lente.

Hours: 39-hour week: 08.00-4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Duration of contract: Permanent Contract


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or by emailing or by calling 01-2720704. Applications should be forwarded to Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Jill Carey  at or phoning 01 272 0704 (ext.204).

Closing Date for Applications : 6th October 2017

First interviews will be held on 26th October 2017

Second interview  will be held on Thursday 2nd November 2017 (as appropriate)

JOB DESCRIPTION: Key responsibilities of this position include:

Training Programmes
To coordinate the recruitment, registration and induction of trainees, including assessment of trainee needs and management of supports
To ensure the training programmes and curriculum are designed to a high standard and include information on learning outcomes, core content, instructional methodology and assessment instruments
Day Service 
To lead the design of programmes for the men and women on the Adult Day Services with an emphasis on individualised, user-led supports, community inclusion and active citizenship
To oversee the design and implementation of person centred plans for the men and women of the Adult Day Service
Human Resource and Financial Management
To monitor staff performance, including probation issues, on an ongoing basis and to ensure performance issues are properly addressed in a timely, fair and consistent manner
To provide regular reports to the Chief Executive Officer in relation to the Training Programmes and Adult Day Service
Additional duties include:
Training Programmes
a. To ensure that learning resources, including lesson plans and teaching material are in place for each programme
b. To ensure the fair and consistent assessment of trainees, including the development and submission to SOLAS of an annual course assessment, to be in line with SOLAS requirements
c. To coordinate assessment events throughout the academic year, conducting internal verification of results and organising external authentication of assessment evidence
d. To manage records of trainee progression and achievement
2. Day Service
a. To ensure that the men and women of the Adult Day Service have access to supports for maximising independence and for learning, education and employment
b. To support the welfare, health and wellbeing of those using the services and support the resolution of individual issues, including, making referrals to the primary health care team, or other external agencies where appropriate
3. Human Resource and Financial Management
a. To ensure staffing and skill requirements are established, implemented and reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with changing needs
b. To attend management and other meetings as required by Festina Lente
c. To ensure all financial management in the Centre complies with Festina Enterprises procedures
d. To act as the complaints officer for the organisation and return complaints data to the HSE
e. To act as the designated person for the service on all child/vulnerable adult protection matters, including reporting allegations or suspicions of abuse to the HSE or An Garda Siochána and being a resource to any staff member or volunteer who has protection concerns
4. Trainee and Service User Management and Involvement
a. To ensure local communication structures are in place which listen to trainees and Adult Day Service users and to ensure that those accessing services at Festina Lente have an opportunity to contribute to the planning design and evaluation of those services
b. To ensure that the effectiveness of programmes are systematically evaluated and that feedback from those using the service, staff members and other stakeholders are used to inform a quality improvement plan and continuous improvement initiatives
5.  To undertake any other reasonable duties which may be assigned to you by the Chief Executive Officer

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