Muiríosa Foundation: Support Workers - East Midlands Services

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Support Workers – East Midlands Services

Full time and part time positons available

Please quote the following reference on your application/email: EMBC015

We are seeking to recruit compassionate and motivated individuals who would like to make a significant positive difference in someone’s life. The work will involve supporting a young woman with autism and intellectual disability in her home. The role will be to help this young woman to feel safe, secure and accepted, especially at times when she becomes distressed. Her dedicated staff team provide support on a lone working basis. The team are provided with ongoing training, supervision and support from the local manager, clinical psychologist and behaviour therapist.

This position may be of interest to individuals from the Portarlington area who would like to develop expertise supporting people with autism, intellectual disability and behaviours of concern. No previous experience in this field is required. These positions may be attractive to individuals interested in a career change and who would like to make a significant positive impact in someone’s life.

Essential Requirements:

  • Willingness to work alone in challenging environments
  • Full current driving license
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Commitment to working in close liaison with the Behaviour Support Team
  • Open mind and willingness to learn

Desirable Requirements:

  • FETAC / QQI Level 5 or willingness to commit to same
  • Demonstrated ability in supporting adults with Intellectual Disabilities/Autism
  • Experience of working with individuals with behaviours of concern
  • Knowledge of Autism and Positive Behaviour Support

Informal Enquiries: Tomás Walsh 087 757 4590
Closing Date
for receipt of completed applications: Friday 18th January 2019
Provisional Interview Date: Wednesday 30th January 2019

To apply: Please complete an Application Form, Applications are available at, (applications must be typed) submit documents by email to the Recruitment Officer as per the last page of the application or by post to the Recruitment Officer, HR Dept, Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, Co Kildare.
If you are unable to download an application form please telephone 045532217 during office hours

Applications will not be accepted without the job reference being quoted i.e. EMBC015

Applicants are required to clearly demonstrate on their application how they meet the criteria specified above.

Please note that for each position a panel may be formed.

The Muiriosa Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.


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