St Catherine's Association: Social Care Workers, Care Assistants & Day Service Facilitators

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St. Catherine’s Association
Newcastle, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

We have exciting new opportunities for:

Social Care Workers
Care Assistants
Day Service Facilitators

Positions Available:
Permanent Full-time (39 hrs/week Monday to Sunday)
Relief (Various hours, flexible shifts available)
Day Services (Monday to Friday)

You are:

A dynamic and energetic team player with a passion for working with children/young people with intellectual disabilities. You are kind, caring, and compassionate. You have excellent team working skills, and thrive in a collaborative environment. You have the ability to work under pressure and handle changing priorities. You are familiar with best practices in Social Care and apply these consistently in your work.

We are:

St. Catherine’s Association is a non-profit organisation and registered charity funded by the HSE that provides care to individuals with intellectual and other disabilities. We provide Residential Living for children and adults, Respite and Alternative Short Break Options for children, Day Service for adults, Nursing, Positive Behaviour Support, and access to clinical supports through referral to Progressing Disability Services, and other related supports.

Job Role:

  • Provide a high quality of life and supportive atmosphere for individuals in our care.
  • Promote involvement and participation in all activities.
  • Implement programmes designed to assist in learning new skills.
  • Assist individuals to carry out tasks & activities and offer support as necessary.
  • Develop close contacts locally and encourage community integration.
  • Administer medication and address basic health care and personal needs.
  • Ensure written records are completed and up to date.
  • Reports to: Residential/Respite Services Manager


  • Social Care Worker - Graduate or studying towards QQI Level 7 BA in Applied Social Studies, Social Care or equivalent.
  • Care AssistantQQI Level 5 in Social Care, Social Studies or equivalent.
  • An interest in working with individuals that have Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
  • Person-centred approach
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • For Residential and Respite posts flexibility and reliability for shift work (e.g. sleepovers / night duty, weekends, holidays, etc.)
  • Knowledge of HIQA regulations for persons with disabilities in residential and respite services.
  • For Day Service posts Annual Leave will be scheduled at Easter, during August and Christmas to facilitate service closure.
  • Full driving license and willing to drive company vehicles.


  • Experience supporting individuals with behaviours that challenge.


  • Salary – HSE Consolidated Pay Scales
  • Sick Pay Scheme *eligibility criteria
  • Paid Maternity & Adoptive Leave *eligibility criteria
  • Enhanced Annual Leave
  • National Federation Voluntary Bodies Pension Scheme
  • VHI Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cornmarket Salary Protection
  • Hospital Saturday Fund
  • Christmas Savings Club
  • Staff Education Loans & Paid Study Leave
  • Bike To Work Scheme
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Employee Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Refer a Friend Scheme

To Apply:

Please send your CV to or call Debbie Carr on 087-1946126 for details.

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 26th April 2024

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Region: Co Wicklow