SOS Kilkenny: Care Assistant

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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


  • 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


  • 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


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



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