SOS Kilkenny: Care Assistant

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CARE ASSISTANT

Job Title(s) Care Assistant - (Reference to be quoted on applications: (Ref 2019 002). Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Difficulties

Job Location(s) Residential Locations in Kilkenny

Reporting To Residential Manager

Contract Type 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Hours 39 hours per week - Shift, Evening, Overnight and Weekend work

Salary Care Assistant (Intellectual Disability Agencies) Grade

Role

  • Work as part of the team with the line manager to ensure service objectives are met and reviewed so as to maintain, improve and develop the service
  • To manage risk in a systematic way that is embedded in a culture of safety, welfare and quality of life for residents
  • Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Difficulties, ensuring that they achieve their full potential
  • Assisting with intimate care
  • Liaising appropriately with service users, their network of support, family members and other professionals where applicable, to ensure consistent planning
  • Working in partnership with colleagues and management to establish, maintain and monitor standards of performance for all aspects of the service, including the people we support involvement and consultation
  • Facilitation and support of individual programmes of meaningful activities
  • Supporting the people with support with regular exercise and outdoor activities
  • Key Worker Role

Personal Profile

Education & Training:

  • FETAC Level 5 – Healthcare module or similar Level 5 Qualification

Experience:

  • Working with individuals with intellectual disability/ASD a distinct advantage
  • Experience in delivering low arousal approaches in a person centered environment

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Have a theoretical understanding of Intellectual Disability
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to develop positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Computer literacy

Competencies and Values:

  • Human Rights Based Approach.
  • Positive Attitude & Openness to Change
  • Effective Communication & Working Relationships

Additional Requirement(s):

  • A Full Clean Driving Licence

Application

Please submit your cv to recruitment@soskilkenny.com quoting the reference number for this position. Please note that applications will not be accepted if the above reference is not quoted.

Region: 

Kilkenny

Expiry date: 

02/03/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

02/01/19