Care Assistant/ Support Worker - Day Services, Wicklow

Ireland, County Wicklow, Wicklow
Published 2023-05-27
Expires 2023-06-27
ID #1592720235
Care Assistant/ Support Worker - Day Services, Wicklow
Ireland, County Wicklow, Wicklow,
Published May 27, 2023

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Care assistant/ support worker - day services

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In Gheel, we focus on supporting individuals with autism through their life journey and enabling them to have fulfilling life experiences, while having autonomy and control over their choices and decisions. Gheel Autism Services provides a wide range of services for adults with autism including day and vocational opportunities, outreach support, and a variety of supported living options. Across our services we consider how each person thinks, learns, and processes information to develop a personalised plan of support. Considering individuals strengths and motivations, we enable people to obtain meaningful outcomes. Our committed practitioners receive regular training and they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable each individual to have positive and meaningful life experiences. All staff are involved in changing the culture of supporting people into a more inclusive, independence-focused style of support – where people are encouraged to be partners in, not recipients of, their service delivery.Benefits Include:Access to Health InsuranceAccess to Educational Support SchemeCompany pension with company contribution (including income protection and death-in-service benefits)Employee Assistant Programme Paid Maternity & Paternity LeaveUp to 23 days of Annual leaveBike to Work schemeTraining and development (CPD)Option to join the Health Service credit unionCare Assistant/Support Worker – Full-Time (1.00 WTE), Specified Purpose Contract – Day Services – Greystones, Co. Wicklow Gheel Autism Services provides day opportunities across Dublin and Co. Wicklow. This allows us to offer unique and personalised services which are based on the choices, needs and aspirations of the individual. Our Day Opportunity teams are in the process of working towards a New Directions model of service delivery. This is to suit the individual sensory and support needs of adults with autism. The Day Opportunity Support team provide a tailored style of support in local communities. Practitioners will support and promote the development of independent living skills, education, employment possibilities and social and leisure groups. Supports are delivered across locations in North and South Dublin respectively. The successful candidate will be required to work across all locations on a roster basis.The Care Assistant will in conjunction with the work of the Practitioners assist in the development of independent living skills, education and employment possibilities and social and leisure groups.The Day Supports positions predominantly operate Monday to Friday, but some weekend work may be required depending on the needs of the people we support - annual increments are included. Please click here for more information on Day Services in Gheel.Essential Qualifications for Care Assistant post: FETAC level 5 Qualification in Social Care.orQualification in Health or Social Science. Essential Experience for Care Assistant:Excellent communication & engagement skillsExperience of supporting individuals with a diagnosis of ASDAbility to promote independence where applicable.A thorough understanding of New DirectionsAbility to work on own initiative.Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.Report writing skills.Desirable Criteria for this post:Experience of case management.Experience in developing support plans and carrying out reviews.Ability to display flexibility in the role.Willingness to develop professional skills as identified through supervision and managing their own CPD.Information technology skillsExperience/ability to liaise and network with community services.A full, clean drivers’ licenceSalary Scale:Successful candidates will be paid in line with 2016 HSE revised consolidated Care Assistant pay scale point 6; €29,729 – point 13; € 36,680 per annum based on working a 39-hour week.The successful post holder will also be eligible for additional remuneration in addition to the aforementioned salary, point 3; €1,281 – LSI €2,164 per annum as per the phased pay restoration process between Section 39 Agencies and the Department of Health.There is 23 days annual leave per annum.To apply for this position please submit your up to date curriculum vitae and cover letter.  Applicants will be shortlisted for an interview based on the evidence outlined in their CV.The closing date for receipt of all completed applications is Sunday, 11th June 2023 at 5pm.  Late applications will not be accepted.A panel may be formed from which future vacancies may be filled.Garda vetting is a requirement of the recruitment process.

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