Social Care Worker / Autism Practitioner - Day Services, Permanent Contract, Dublin

Published 2023-05-27
Expires 2023-06-27
ID #1592720219
Social Care Worker / Autism Practitioner - Day Services, Permanent Contract, Dublin
Ireland, Dublin, Dublin,
Published May 27, 2023

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Social care worker / autism practitioner - day services, permanent contract

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In Gheel, we focus on supporting individuals with autistic individuals 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 autistic adults 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 outcomes which are meaningful to them. 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 ProgrammFree ParkingPaid Maternity & Paternity Leave (dependent on service)25 days Annual leaveBike to Work schemeTraining and development (CPD)Option to join the Health Service credit unionSocial Care Worker/ Autism Practitioner – Day Services, Permanent Contract, Full-Time (1.00 WTE) – North Dublin  Gheel Autism Services provides day opportunities across North and South Dublin. These allows us to offer unique and personalised services which are based on the choices, needs and aspirations of the individual. Our day services are in process of working towards a New Directions model of service delivery. This is also to suit the individual sensory and support needs of adults with autism. Day Opportunity Services provide a tailored style of support in local communities. Support workers 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 Services predominantly operate on daytime hours Monday to Friday, but some flexibility may be required depending on the needs of the people we support - annual increments are included.Please click here for more information on the Social Care worker role in Day Services in Gheel. Essential Qualifications for Social Care Worker/ Autism Practitioner post: Level 7 award in Social Care/Studies delivered by an Institute of Technology, DIT or National University of IrelandOr/A relevant qualification received outside the State recognised by NARIC as equivalent to the Irish Level 7 award. Or/Relevant third level qualification at degree level i.e. social work, psychology, and/or allied health.Or/ Post-graduate qualification in Autism StudiesEssential Criteria for this post: Excellent communication & engagement skillsAt least one-year recent experience in the social care sector Ability to promote independence where applicableA thorough understanding of the HIQA regulationsDesirable Criteria for this post:Experience of supporting individuals with a diagnosis of ASD and knowledge of AutismExperience of case managementA full, clean drivers licenseSalary Scale:Successful candidates will be paid in line with 2016 HSE revised consolidated Social Care Worker pay scale point 3; €33,325 – point 12; €44,306 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 as per the phased pay restoration process between Section 39 Agencies and the Department of Health.There is 25 days annual leave/195 hours per annum.To apply for this position please submit your cover letter and up to date CV.  Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the evidence outlined in their C.V.The closing date for receipt of all completed applications is Thursday, 8th June 2023 at 5pm. Late applications will not be accepted.  Interviews will take place shortly thereafter.A panel may be formed from which future vacancies may be filledLate applications will not be accepted, and Garda Vetting is a requirement of the recruitment process.

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