SOS Kilkenny clg
SUPPORT WORKER DAY SERVICES
Job Title: Support Workers - Aspect Day Service, for Adults with ASD and ID (Reference No. SWA1901)
Job Location(s): Aspect, SOS Kilkenny, Callan Road, and various other locations.
Reporting To: Aspect Co-Ordinator
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Mostly daytime hours however evening and weekend work may be involved in this role.
Salary: Linked to HSE Grade
- Liaising appropriately with service users, their network of support, family members and other professionals where applicable, to ensure consistent planning.
- 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.
- Working as part of a team in respect to risk management and establishing the right balance in risk assessments between enabling service users to make choices and fulfilling the service duty of care.
- Facilitation and support of individual programmes of meaningful activities.
- Completion of reports as deemed necessary by the organisation.
- Supporting service users with regular exercise and outdoor activities.
- Attendance and successful completion of any training, education and development deemed necessary to support you in your role.
(This is not an exhaustive list of all duties but is rather a guide to the role).
Education & Training:
- Minimum of FETAC LEVEL 7: Degree in Social Care/Applied Social Studies/Psychology/Education or other relevant qualification at degree level.
- Working with individuals with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder would be a distinct advantage.
- Experience in delivering positive behaviour support and low arousal approaches in a person centred environment.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Awareness of key worker role and philosophy surrounding supporting people with complex needs.
- Have an understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability and supporting people with complex needs.
- New Directions, HIQA and National Standards.
- Excellent communication skills with proven ability to develop positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
- Programme planning.
- Computer literacy
- Ability to design schedules, write social stories, facilitate achievement of individual’s personal goals
Competencies and Values:
- Human Rights Based Approach.
- Knowledge of Low Arousal Philosophy & Practice.
- Resilience, Positive Attitude & Openness to Change.
- Effective Communication & Working Relationships.
- Planning and Organising.
- Innovation, Creativity & Problem Solving.
- A Full Clean Driving Licence essential.
Interested applicants should e-mail an up to date Curriculum Vitae to email@example.com. Please quote the above reference number when applying. Applications without the reference number will not be accepted.
Closing Date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 11th December 2019.