Catholic Institute for Deaf People: Support Workers - Co Dublin

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Support Workers

This is an exciting time to be involved in our organisation as we transition people from a Residential Service to their own homes in the community. CIDP is committed to ensuring that the people in our service are empowered to live the best life possible. We are also hugely committed to investing in our staff and provide a very generous training package.

We are looking for a team to support a woman moving into her own home in Shankill, Co. Dublin. This woman is in her early 70’s and has a very bubbly personality with a great sense of humor. This woman loves to be busy and enjoys learning new things to gain new skills and contribute to the Community. She is very sociable and has interests in crafts, afternoon tea, current affairs and social media. She loves to attend social events in the community especially Bingo but is also keen to have new experiences. This woman is Deaf and communicates through Irish Sign Language.

Skills and Experience

The New Team members will need a sense of humor, similar interests and a motivating personality. They will need excellent communication skills and a record accomplishment of involvement in their local community. They should be able to share practical skills useful to this woman living by herself and assist in all areas of activities of daily living. The successful candidates will be expected to support this woman live a self – directed life around interests of her choosing and continue to explore new areas of interest with her. Initially the new team members will work in two main locations: Shankill and within a Residential home with other people who are preparing to transition to the community. This residential home is based in Stillorgan. All other locations are subject to how this woman would like to spend her day.

This position is for up to 35 hours per week, to include some evenings, overnights and weekends, which will be rostered in advance. The rate of pay is €13.77 per hour. Premiums are paid on Sundays and national holidays.The role will include supporting the woman with aspects of maintaining a household such as cooking, health & safety, shopping, budgeting etc. Supports where and if required with all aspects of Daily Living, It will also include developing social valued roles for this woman within their own home and community. You will have the chance to learn and apply some of the most progressive ways of supporting a person living with a disability to live a good life. Continuous professional development will be provided to enable this staff member support this woman to lead a self-directed life.


  • Minimum Level 5 in Social Care, Community Care, Disability Studies Applied Social Studies, Health Care or appropriate equivalent
  • FETAC Level 4 – Irish Sign Language desirable or willingness to achieve within two years. The organization will fund the cost of the training for Level 3 and 4.

Professional Knowledge

  • Knowledge of supporting a person to transition from Residential settings to the community.
  • Knowledge of Residential Care legislation including HIQA’s National Standards for Residential Service for Children and Adults with Disabilities, and others as applicable
  • Previous experience of safeguarding adults from Abuse
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of adults with disabilities
  • Previous experience in supporting adults in a residential setting
  • Willingness to undertake further education

What we Offer

  • Rewarding and flexible working environment, with excellent support from a network of Team Leaders and Managers
  • Set rosters and regular work hours
  • Competitive rates of pay + Travel Expenses
  • Induction and continued training programme to upskill in areas such as Social Role Valorisation, Positive Behaviour Support, Medication Management, Mental Health and various other areas required to enable you to have the necessary skills in supporting people to lead self-directed lives.
  • 22 days holidays, pro rata, Maternity Benefit ,Excellent Pension Package, Employment Support Programme and opportunities for career progression.

If this exciting opportunity sparks your interest please contact us

Any interested applicants should forward their CV and a short covering letter stating their suitability for the role. Please email by 5pm on Friday 17 May 2019

If you require further details on this role, please contact Mary Stringer directly at

All offers of employment with CIDP are subject to Garda Vetting.


Shankill, Co Dublin

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