Your new company
This organisation is part of an international charitable trust working with people with intellectual disabilities and other kinds of special needs. The organisation has been an approved body for the provision of Social Housing for over 20 years providing accommodation for those people living in the Life Sharing communities throughout the country. This service is set on 50 acres in Co. Tipperary, with the aim to create a warm home atmosphere, a rich cultural life, and meaningful work for all members of the community. We are about forty people in total living in four households. In our community we work together to create an environment that encourages each person to develop his or her full potential and volunteers play a very important role. Volunteers help us with the day to day care of adults with special needs, which may include physical care, emotional support, or simply companionship. You may be asked to help us maintain our houses, cook meals with veg from the organic garden, or help out in one of the workshops. The contribution volunteers make to our cultural life brings diversity and an every-changing dynamic to our community life.
Your new role
What you'll need to succeed
- The position requires a high degree of understanding and commitment to the residents and to the organisation. The prime consideration at all times must be for the welfare and wellbeing of the residents. This position requires a high degree of professionalism. Confidentiality with regard to residents and staff is most important.
- The Social Care Assistant must have the ability to work with people with an intellectual disability and must believe that the person has the right to live and participate in the community equally with other people. The Social Care Worker, in co-operation with the Shift Lead and the Person In Charge will be responsible for the overall growth and direction of the residents, working within the ethos of CCoI.
- The person appointed must be highly responsible and reliable, be competent in household management and have the ability to create and maintain a homely and supportive environment. The position requires a maturity enabling the person to resolve conflict and can understand and empower people with sometimes quite divergent points of view.
- The person appointed should be flexible in their approach to service provision and should have the ability to lead and work as a member of a team. They will be required to take an active part in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the Service reflect the ethos and vision of CCoI and that all staff are meeting the needs of the individuals supported by the Service. They will be required, whilst setting a personal example by attitude, conduct, practice and leadership style to carry out the duties.
What you'll get in return
- A minimum of a Level 5 on the QQI Framework - BA in Social Care Studies or equivalent relevant qualification in Health or Social Care
- 1 plus year experience working with vulnerable adults or children with intellectual disabilities
- Candidates must possess the competencies and skills appropriate to working with persons with an intellectual disability.
What you need to do now
- Competitive Salary
- Sick pay Scheme
- 21 days annual leave
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