Enable Ireland: Respite Support Worker x 2 - Teach Saoirse Children’s Residential Respite House

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Enable Ireland

Enable Ireland is a leading national voluntary organisation which provides family support services for people with disabilities and their families, in partnership with the HSE and other State and voluntary agencies.

We require dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality services possible to service users. We offer a challenging career as part of our integrated team approach to delivering


Would you like to work for a great employer? Enable Ireland is an organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of children and adults with disabilities in Ireland, and ranked 3rd in the healthcare division of the Irish Independent’s Best Employers 2021 list.

We are currently seeking a highly-motivated Respite Support Worker to join our team in Teach Saoirse Children’s Residential Respite House, Nenagh, Co Tipperary

Contract Type: 2 x Full time permanent contracts.

Contract Hours: 39 Hours per week

Overview of the Post:

To provide respite to families of children with disabilities. The respite support service will be coordinated by Residential Respite Manager, who will prioritize families to be involved in the service, who agrees with each family the type and level of support to be provided. The Respite Support worker will be supervised by and work closely with the Residential Respite Manager. In order to provide a flexible respite support service, the Respite Support Worker will be required to do sleepovers and work during evenings and weekends

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities:

Please see Job Description for full list of Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum QQI Level 5 Childcare course to include module on special needs(total 8 modules) or Special Needs equivalent course
  • 1 Years’ experience of working with children with additional needs.
  • Full clean driving license

Desirable Criteria

  • Up to date training in Manual Handling, First Aid, Children First, ABA Programme, PECS and LAMH, Infection control, PPE

In the event of a high volume of applicants Desirable Criteria may be applied in the short listing process

If you feel you’d fit the role then please submit your application today.


As an employee of Enable Ireland, you will have access to a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Great training and CPD opportunities
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Long service reward schemes
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Wellbeing Benefits

For a full list of our benefits, please click here.

What now?

Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland application form only. CV’s will not be accepted.

To apply, please download the job description, person specification and application form below and forward completed applications to Edel Godley by email at egodley@enableireland.ie

Informal Queries to Debbie Finn by email at dfinn@enableireland.ie

Closing date for applications: 4pm Friday 20th May 2022
Interview date: TBC Via Microsoft Teams Video Link

A panel may be formed from this vacancy for any similar vacancies, full time and part time, temporary and permanent, which may arise during the next 12 months

To apply applicants can download an application form from our website www.enableireland.ie where a full job description/person specification is also available and instructions on how to apply. Alternatively please contact (name) by phone (number) or email (address) to obtain an application form and details on how to apply.

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

  • Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer
  • The post will be subject to reference checks and may be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance, as relevant.
  • Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.
  • Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.
  • The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised position. Enable Ireland, at its discretion, reserves the right to change this prior to appointment.
  • Please review the Enable Ireland’s External Data Protection Notice available at https://www.enableireland.ie/privacy-policy for details on how Enable Ireland processes applicant’s personal information. Please note if you are invited for interview, we will share your personal data with: 1) Any virtual service provider we use to host the interview; and 2) the interview panel (if applicable). Your information will be stored for this purpose in line with our retention policy.
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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
12th May, 2022
Nenagh, Co Tipperary
Expiry Date
20th May, 2022