Positive Futures: Support Worker & Relief Support Worker
Positive Futures is the leading charity for people with an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition; working together to achieve dreams and transform lives. We support children, young people and adults and their families throughout Ireland. We deliver truly person-centred services drawing on more than 21 years’ experience in Northern Ireland
In these unprecedented times, many employers no longer have to work to offer their staff. In Positive Futures, our challenge is different; we need to ensure we continue to deliver our essential service to the people we support. Can you help us do this?
We provide support on a 24-hour basis, meaning we can offer a variety of working patterns and types of contracts. We have full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary and relief positions available.
Our Support Workers support adults in their own homes to live empowered, independent lives. A typical day might include helping them plan and prepare a meal, complete some household chores, or engaging in a hobby. You may also be supporting with medication, financial management and personal care. The job description provides more information.
Do I need experience?
Full training is provided. You do not need any previous formal experience - we need people who are caring, kind, compassionate and patient. Any experience that you may have in supporting a family member with anything from household tasks to emotional support will be helpful. You will have gained valuable skills in any customer facing role - communication, problem solving, team working etc. these are all relevant to providing support to people.
Where can I work?
We have services all over Ireland (and in Northern Ireland too), specifically:
- Across Dublin
Please specify on your application which area you would be willing to work in.
If you can give us a commitment to put the people we support first, we can give you:
- €25,785 - €38,057 pro-rata depending on experience
- Benefits increasing with service level
- Opportunity to avail of professional development and training
- Occupational sick pay
- 4% pension contribution (for eligible staff)
- Paid annual leave
- Sunday Premium of double time
- Enhanced public holiday benefits
To find out more about this position or apply online:
Please visit www.positive-futures.ie to complete an application form before midnight on Sunday 12 April 2020.
Positive Futures is an Equal Opportunities Employer