SOS Kilkenny clg
SUPPORT WORKER DAY SERVICES
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.
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.
- A Full Clean Driving Licence is essential.
Interested applicants should e-mail an up to date Curriculum Vitae quoting the above reference number to email@example.com.