L’Arche Cork is Looking for a House Leader

July 10, 2018


L’Arche Cork is recruiting for the position of House Leader in one of our houses. This role involves leading a team of assistants in order to provide a warm and friendly home for residents. The person who fills it will be warm and outgoing, he or she will be a good communicator and will have experience in leading a team effectively. Excellent organisational and written skills are also essential aspects of this role.


“The House Leader is responsible for ensuring the safety, welfare and good quality of life of the residents and assistants in the house as well as the day to day management of life in the house while staying faithful to the spirit and vision of the L’Arche Identity & Mission statements. The House Leader is also required to adhere to the requirements of the National Standards for Residential Care Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities”.

Extract from Role description of House Leader


About L'Arche


L’Arche is an international organisation based in many countries around the world building community with adults who have an intellectual disability.

The mission of L’Arche is to:

  • Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.

  • Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members, whilst being faithful to the core values of our founding story.

  • Engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.


The L’Arche Community Identity Statement states that:

  • We are people with and without intellectual disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation.

  • Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together.

  • We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognise our need of one another.


About the role:


This will be a full-time live-out role which will include some evenings and weekends. The salary will be commensurate with HSE pay scales.


Requirements for the role include the following:

  • Each candidate must have a relevant professional qualification in either a Health or Social Care sector, i.e. an RNID/RGN qualification or a relevant qualification in Social Care.

  • The person filling this role will be named as a “Person Participating in Management” according to HIQA regulations. A relevant management qualification will be an advantage for this position.

  • Previous experience of effectively managing a team and a proven ability to pro-actively lead, motivate, empower and achieve results through people is essential

  • Knowledge and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience of working with people with an intellectual disability and managing people’s well-being using an evidence based approach to person centred planning

  • A good understanding of HIQA requirements and an in-depth knowledge of the National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities and The Health Act 2007 (Care and Support of Residents in Designated Centres for Persons (Children and Adults with Disabilities) Regulations 2013 is essential

  • The person filling the role will demonstrate a clear commitment to community integration and active citizenship for all people with disabilities

  • A full clean driving license.


Please tell us in your application why you feel you would be suitable for this role, and include your Curriculum Vitae with names & contact details of 2 referees – one employment related.



Closing Date for receipt of applications is 20th of July 2018

Please send your application to:

Jonnie Fitzpatrick email: info@larchecork.org

Residential Services Manager

Le Cheile, Togher Road, Cork

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L'Arche Ireland (registered name) is a charitable organization legally structured as a company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital, registered in Dublin, Ireland - Registered No. 77821. Registered Office - C/O Anne Brady McQuillan, Iveagh Court, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2. Revenue Charity No. CHY 7979 - Charities Regulatory Authority No. 20018856.  L’Arche Ireland operates in the Republic of Ireland, having three communities in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny.  L’Arche Belfast (Northern Ireland Company no. NI 40702) operates in Northern Ireland and has one community in Belfast.  L'Arche Belfast is registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC105755. Its website is www.larchebelfast.org.uk.  L’Arche Ireland and L’Arche Belfast are part of an International Federation of L’Arche Communities whose registered office is in France.  Its website is www.larche.org.