St. Catherine’s Association
Newcastle, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
We have exciting new Opportunities for:
Social Care Workers & Care Assistants
Positions Available: Full-time (39 hrs/week) & Relief (Various hours)
A dynamic and energetic team player with a passion for working with children/young people with intellectual disabilities. You are kind, caring, and compassionate. You have excellent team working skills, and thrive in a collaborative environment. You have the ability to work under pressure and handle changing priorities. You are familiar with best practices in Social Care and apply these consistently in your work.
St. Catherine’s Association is a non-profit organisation and registered charity funded by the HSE that provides care to individuals with intellectual and other disabilities. We aim to provide a holistic service from birth to adulthood including Early Services, Residential and Respite care, and a wide range of Clinical Services. The successful candidate will work as a member of the multidisciplinary team and enjoy a high level of professional support.
Job Role (non-exhaustive):
o Provide a high quality of life and supportive atmosphere for individuals in our care.
o Promote involvement and participation in all activities.
o Implement programmes designed to assist in learning new skills.
o Assist individuals to carry out tasks & activities and offer support as necessary.
o Develop close contacts locally and encourage community integration.
o Administer medication and address basic health care and personal needs.
o Ensure written records are completed and up to date.
o Reports to: Children’s Services Manager
o Graduate or studying towards QQI Level 7 BA in Applied Social Studies, Social Care or equivalent.
o Care Assistant – QQI Level 5 in Social Care, Social Studies of equivalent.
o An interest in working with individuals that have Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
o Person-centred approach
o Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
o Flexibility and reliability for shift work (e.g. sleepovers / night duty, weekends, holidays, etc.)
o Knowledge of HIQA regulations for persons with disabilities in residential and respite services.
o Full driving license and willing to drive company vehicles.
o Experience supporting individuals with behaviours that challenge.
We love to see our team members grow and develop in their careers. That’s why we support our social care staff to attend professional training as required to maintain a high level of service.
Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Debbie Carr on 01-2819485 (Ext. 206) for details.
Closing Date: 5pm Friday September 20th 2019