Job Details: Festina Lente: Transition Training Programme Facilitator

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Festina Lente: Transition Training Programme Facilitator
[Festina Lente]


Festina Lente’s Mission is to provide a range of integrated
training, occupational, learning and employment opportunities to
people with disabilities. These services are provided through
equestrianism, horticulture and community-based activities with an
emphasis on choice, personal development and progression.

Festina Lente was established in **Apply on the website** and over the
years has developed a wide range of equestrian related activities to
people of all ages, from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of
learning styles. Central to this is the role of the horse and their
capacity to facilitate each person in their preferred activity or


LOCATION: Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow
REPORTING TO: Programme Manager
RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Executive Officer
MAIN PURPOSE: To work with the Programme Manager and the Transition
Training Programme Staff in the delivery of a QQI Level 3 General
Learning Training Programme to people with disabilities with an
emphasis on person centered planning and personal growth and



* To assist in implementing the Transition Training Programme, as set
out in the Programme Descriptor, in conjunction with the Transition
Training Programme Staff and Programme Manager
* To assist in managing the delivery and quality assurance of QQI
modules as set out in the Programme Descriptor
* To contribute towards the evaluation of the delivery of the
Training Programme on an annual basis
* To maintain and update training and assessment records for
learners in line with the QQI accredited Quality Assurance Programme
and HSE New Direction Guidelines
* To liaise with the Transition Training Programme Staff and the
Programme Manager in the planning and facilitation of work experience
* To act as an advocate for learners involved in the programme
* To implement quality standards as per HSE _New Directions_
* To deliver relevant programmes/classes, as per Programme
Descriptor, QQI Quality Assurance Guidelines and HSE New Directions,
while accounting for the learning needs and preferences of the learner
* To liaise with the Programme Manager and contribute to the
preparation of activities and records necessary for QQI, HSE New
Directions and/or other accreditation
* To develop and write course material including lesson plans,
worksheets and to develop or source teaching resources, with
consideration to the resources available in the wider community
* To work in conjunction with the Programme Manager and team members
to design, implement and review behaviour support plans for service
users where appropriate
* To accompany Service Users on a Mid-Week Break once per year.
* To carry out administrative tasks in consultation with the manager
to ensure smooth running of the programme
* To build positive relationships and liaise with learner’s family
members/guardians and/or support persons
* To work as a keyworker and develop individual person centred plans
that support clients to set and achieve personal goals.
* To manage computer records and use IT resources to produce reports
* To keep informed about current issues affecting people with
intellectual disabilities and to integrate evidenced based knowledge
into daily practice
* To liaise with other organisations/professionals as required
* To comply with the Health and Safety requirements of the
* To attend staff meetings and training as required
* To build and maintain excellent working relationships with
colleagues & learners.
* To facilitate learners to engage in community based activities on
a planned basis and to ensure the health and safety of learners during
these off-site events
* Providing support, supervision and/or facilitation of educational
programmes with the Day Service and Equestrian Training Programme
* To contribute to the overall strategic planning of Festina Lente
* This job description is not exhaustive and the other duties may be
assigned from time to time in accordance with the needs of the
service. This job description may be revised to take account of
changing circumstances or requirements



* An appropriate third level qualification in a related field e.g.
health and social services, disability management, applied health and
social care, special education and/or specialist training etc.
* Experience of delivering training to and supporting people with
disabilities or those experiencing social and/or economic exclusion
(minimum – 2 years)
* Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in facilitating person
centered planning
* Ideally have work experience teaching QQI courses
* Proven experience of working within a team structure and a strong
ability to self-manage in a dynamic environment
* Committed to on-going self and professional development
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and specific
personal attributes- please see description below.
* Welcomes change and is committed to encouraging continuous
improvement and learning.
* Manages workload effectively while responding flexibly to new
* Has the capacity to integrate well with, and contribute to, an
evolving organisation
* Enjoys the outdoor environment and be physically able and fit for
the strenuous nature of the post
* Has a good knowledge of IT systems and is computer literate
* Hold a full clean Irish Driving Licence


* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* An ability to maintain calm and composed in a busy and demanding
* Confidence in one’s own strengths and ability
* Willingness to learn and an openness to alternative approaches
* Highly organised, with a high level of concentration and attention
* Committed to working hard
* Proven ability to work on own initiative within a flexible,
co-operative team structure
* Solution focused
* Fluent English is required
* Ability to work to deadlines


SALARY: As per HSE salary scales; €**Apply on the website**,**Apply
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website** (**Apply on the website** point scale) per annum pro rata

PENSION: Employees have access to PRSA scheme

HOURS: **Apply on the website** hours per week: **Apply on the
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**Apply on the website** minute lunch break

TRAVEL & SUBSISTENCE: There will be a requirement from time to time to
travel outside normal working hours. Travel will be paid in accordance
with Festina Lente travel rates in the event that a company vehicle is
not available for use.

Access to PRSA Scheme
Ongoing Training & Development
Access to Educational Support
**Apply on the website** days annual leave pro rata
Bike to work scheme

ANNUAL LEAVE: Annual leave will be **Apply on the website** working
days pro rata, exclusive of public holidays. Compulsory annual leave
will apply to facilitate closure of services for service user
holidays. Annual Leave is taken during Easter, August, October and

DURATION OF CONTRACT: Full time Permanent Contract

LOCATION OF THE POSITION: Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow

OTHER: Offer of employment will be subject to references and a
satisfactory assessment by a Driving Instructor of our choice.


Closing Date for Applications: FRIDAY 8TH OCTOBER **APPLY ON THE

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Sabrina Tierney at
**Apply on the website**
Application forms can be found on our website

We need : English (Good)

Type: Permanent
Category: Others

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