SOS Kilkenny: Support Worker - Day Service

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Job Title: Support Worker - SOS Day Service (Ref: SWDS1901)
Job Location(s): SOS Kilkenny – Day Service
Reporting To: Day Services Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week. Mostly daytime hours however evening and weekend work may be involved in this role.
Salary: Linked to HSE Consolidated Grade


(This is not an exhaustive list of all duties but is rather a guide to the role).

  • Facilitation and support of individual programmes of meaningful activities.
  • Working as part of a team in respect to enable the people we serve to make choices about their lives.
  • Supporting service user to access community, training, employment, education, social options.
  • Liaising appropriately with service users, their network of support, family members and other professionals where applicable, to ensure consistent planning.
  • Provide support for individual personal care needs if required.
  • Working as part of a team to ensure that service objectives are met and reviewed so as to improve and develop the service.
  • Working in partnership with colleagues and management to establish, maintain and monitor standards of performance for all aspects of the service, including service user involvement and consultation.
  • Completion of reports as deemed necessary by the company.
  • Attendance and successful completion of any training, education and development deemed necessary to support you in your role.

Personal Profile:

Education & Training:

  • Minimum of QQI LEVEL 7: Degree in Social Care/Applied Social Studies/Psychology/Education or other relevant qualification at degree level.
  • Alternatively QQI LEVEL 5 / 6 with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in day services (Person centred planning experience in particular )


  • Working with individuals with intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder would be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in delivering positive behaviour support and low arousal approaches in a person centered environment.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Awareness of key worker role and philosophy surrounding supporting people with intellectual disabilities
  • Programme planning.
  • Knowledge of Social Role Valorisation approaches.
  • New Directions, HIQA and National Standards
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to develop positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to design schedules, facilitate achievement of individual’s personal goals.

Competencies and Values:

  • Human Rights Based Approach.
  • Resilience, Positive Attitude & Openness to Change.
  • Effective Communication & Working Relationships.
  • Planning and Organising.
  • Innovation, Creativity & Problem Solving.

Additional Requirement:

  • A Full Clean Driving Licence is essential.

Application Process

Interested applicants should e-mail an up to date Curriculum Vitae quoting the above reference number to



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