SOS Kilkenny: Support Worker - Day Services

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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

Role

  • 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).

Personal Profile

Education & Training:

  • Minimum of FETAC LEVEL 7: Degree in Social Care/Applied Social Studies/Psychology/Education or other relevant qualification at degree level.

Experience:

  • 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.

Additional Requirement(s):

  • A Full Clean Driving Licence essential.

Application Process

Interested applicants should e-mail an up to date Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@soskilkenny.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.

Region: 

Kilkenny

Expiry date: 

11/12/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

03/12/19