Applicants will be required to have not less than five years’ experience working with children / adults with an intellectual disability in a residential setting. Proven managerial skills with not less than three years’ experience at management level and an appropriate management qualification to Fetac/QQ1 level 6 or equivalent. Be able to demonstrate the ability to lead a staff team effectively.
This new post will be the central support to an exciting new interagency project ‘The Youth Wellness Bridge – Connecting Services to Improve Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing’. This innovative interagency project aims to enable the community, voluntary and statutory mental health resources and services to be visible, accessible and responsive to young people in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown. The Youth Wellness Worker will be a key support to the interagency project.
The successful applicant will have Education to National Diploma or Degree standard preferably in Youth / Community Work (note: candidates with exceptional, relevant work experience may also be considered in lieu of degree qualifications). A minimum of 1 year relevant work experience. Access to car and full driving licence. Ability to engage target group. Paid or voluntary, experience working with young people.
The person appointed in this role will support collaborative assessment of the needs of the project beneficiaries aged 15 to 29 who are experiencing a range of mental health challenges and support them in identifying and reaching their agreed goals. The successful applicants will have experience in provision of relevant supports and services, worked with agencies and key holders.
The ideal candidate will be a fully accredited member of IACP, IAHIP, PSI, FTAI, or NAPCP or equivalent, be qualified to work with children under the age of 12 years old, have attended training in working with adolescent clients, have experience in Play / Art Therapy and have experience in crisis intervention and bereavement counselling.
Brookwood, Children’s Residential Scheme provides high quality care for young people under 18 years of age, who cannot live within their family home and require an alternative placement. Brookwood provides long term care for young people with intellectual disabilities, on the Autistic Spectrum and who may display behaviours that challenge.
Candidate requirements include - Knowledge and experience of working with people with Intellectual Disabilities. Experience of working in a designated centre, familiar with applicable regulations and a comprehensive working knowledge of the role of Person in Charge. An appropriate 3rd level qualification in Social Care, or equivalent, together with an appropriate qualification in health or social care management at an appropriate level.
The person appointed will work as part of a team of co-workers and volunteers to provide social day care services to the people who have chosen to avail of our service. Our aim is to create a positive experience and atmosphere for our clients in a safe, welcoming environment and one in which their individual care needs are met.
The aim of the service, is to facilitate the transition of young people with an intellectual disability from adolescence to adulthood, meeting the individual needs of young people within a nurturing environment, utilising a programme of leisure and social activities to encourage and challenge service users to reach their maximum potential.
This is a new and exciting post for someone who is good at engaging with people, has a knowledge of the broad range of supports and services provided by community and voluntary organisations and works from an awareness of the social determinants of health. The post holder will also have a reporting relationship to the Local Working group for Health & Well Being Community Prescribing and Cork Kerry Healthy Ireland Implementation Steering Group.