Project Manager - Autism/Learning Disabilities
We are looking for a committed and motivated Project Manager to lead the implementation of a new positive behaviour service for a young man with autism, mild learning disabilities and complex behaviours, helping him to live independently. You will be working with a local and thriving charity with an excellent reputation for providing high quality support and services to people with learning disabilities and their families in North London.
As Project Manager, you will be leading a team of 10 specialist support workers, ensuring that you lead by example in creating a holistic and person centred service. You will develop staff to ensure the quality of service is maintained along with overseeing the daily operations of the project to ensure the support provided is in line with legislative and organisational standards, as well as being a service that works for the individual and his family. He will be moving to his own home for the first time in Barnet, North London and with the start-up already in process, you will be joining the organisation and project at an exciting time. You will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of this project, working with the charity, the individual and his family closely as this a project designed to provide meaningful choice; enabling him to develop new interests, attend exciting activities and build social networks.
To be successful, you will have significant experience of managing and leading a similar service and possess a clear understanding of the needs of individuals with autism and/or complex needs. It is essential that you have a full clean EU driving licence as a large aspect of the role will be getting out and about, helping him to explore his interests and have fun, utilising the local community. He loves the outdoors, animals and sports and has a great sense of humour, so it's important that the person who is selected to manage this project is someone who can enjoy these things with him. A Project Manager who is willing and capable of developing a relationship with him, while maintaining professional boundaries which are essential for his wellbeing. You will be a clear communicator with a calm and thoughtful nature with the ability to provide consistency, attention to detail and the ability to encourage and create an environment based around respect and dignity. This is a unique position, supporting the service user and his family through a significant time of change and development, and therefore proven ability to communicate with colleagues, family and specialist support teams is essential.
This is a unique and challenging opportunity to be part of a passionate organisation who work to improve the lives of society's most vulnerable. To apply, please submit a Word Copy of your CV. Further information will be provided to the shortlisted candidates.