We are changing the face of support for people with intellectual, physical and sensory disability and/or Autism in Ireland. We offer progressive, one-to-one solutions geared towards the empowerment of the people we support, rather than limiting their experiences of life. We put each individual, and support of their disability, at the centre of everything we do, helping them live an involved, meaningful and empowered life and focusing not on what they can’t do, but on what they can achieve. This spirit comes to life in our client-centred, home-from-home residential centres, and in the specialist services we provide.
What is the Position?
You will be a Full time, Part time or relief Support Worker at our children’s residential centre in Naas, Co. Kildare – reporting directly to the Service Manager.
What is the Role?
As a Support Worker, you will provide a professional, high quality and safe service to people with additional needs – working as part of a team and in consultation with each service user. You will make sure all of the client’s needs are met in a completely individual way.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The delivery of client care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of Support Plans
- Ensure that practices within the service comply with Resilience’s policies and procedures, to maintain the highest standards
- Liaise with Multi-Disciplinary Teams (‘MDTs’) when required
- Provide support to colleagues within the team setting
- Act as a mentor for new staff and foster a positive learning environment
- Participate in the development and review of risk assessments and report concern
Skills and qualifications
- Previous experience working with children or adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disability
- Experience working with service users with Autism and Epilepsy
- FETAC level 5/Social Care qualification or equivalent
- Completed or be willing to complete a Patient Manual Handling course
- Completed or be willing to complete a Child Protection course
- Eligibility to work in Ireland
- A strong sense of empathy, flexibility and a team-oriented work ethic
- A full drivers licence is essential
What we offer
- An opportunity to develop your career through full induction, training and ongoing development
- Constantly supported by an experienced leadership team with an established track record in this area
- Enjoy excellent rates of pay and paid holiday entitlements
- Make your mark as part of a service that is changing the future of care in Ireland
- Enjoy a personal, one-to-one approach to social care support work
- Bike to Work Scheme
- Earn from our paid Refer-a-Friend scheme