Gheel Autism Services: Social Care Workers / Autism Practitioners & Support Worker
In Gheel, we focus on supporting individuals with autism through their life journey and enabling them to have fulfilling life experiences, while having autonomy and control over their choices and decisions.
Gheel Autism Services provides a wide range of services for adults with autism including day and vocational opportunities, outreach support and a variety of supported living options. Across our services we consider how each person thinks, learns and processes information to develop a personalised plan of support.
Considering individuals strengths and motivations, we enable people to obtain outcomes which are meaningful to them. Our committed practitioners receive regular training and they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable each individual to have positive and meaningful life experiences. All staff are involved in changing the culture of supporting people into a more inclusive, independence focused style of support – where people are encouraged to be partners in, not recipients of, their service delivery.
- Access to Health Insurance
- Access to Educational Support Scheme
- Company pension with company contribution (including income protection and death-in-service benefits)
- Employee Assistant Programme
- Free Parking
- Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
- Up to 27 days Annual leave
- Bike to Work scheme
- Training and development (CPD)
- Option to join the Health Service credit union
Due to the on-going expansion of our service we currently have the following fulltime vacancies.
Day Opportunity Support Team Vacancies
A. Social Care Worker/Autism Practitioner - Day Services – Permanent
(1.00 WTE) – North Dublin X 2
B. Social Care Worker/Autism Practitioner - Day Services – Permanent
(1.00 WTE) – South Dublin
C. Social Care Worker/Autism Practitioner – Day Services – Permanent
(1.00) – Dublin 18
Gheel Autism Services provides day opportunities across North and South Dublin. This allows us to offer unique and personalised services which are based on the choices, needs and aspirations of the individual. Our Day Opportunity teams are in the process of working towards a New Directions model of service delivery. This is to suit the individual sensory and support needs of adults with autism. The Day Opportunity Support team provide a tailored style of support in local communities. Practitioners will support and promote the development of independent living skills, education, employment possibilities and social and leisure groups. Supports are delivered across locations in North and South Dublin respectively. The successful candidate will be required to work across all locations on a roster basis.
The Day Supports Position A & B predominantly operate Monday to Friday, but some weekend work may be required depending on the needs of the people we support we - annual increments are included.
For Position C the successful candidate will be expected to work 5 days (39 hours) across Monday to Sunday. This role will require flexibility in the days worked to facilitate the needs of the person being supported.
D. Support Worker – Day Services – Permanent (1.00 WTE) – North Dublin
Support workers will in conjunction with the work of the Practitioners assist in the development of independent living skills, education and employment possibilities and social and leisure groups. The successful candidate will be required to work across all locations on a roster basis.
Essential Qualifications for Social Care Worker/ Autism Practitioner post:
- Level 7 award in Social Care/Studies delivered by an Institute of Technology, DIT or National University of Ireland.
- A relevant qualification received outside the State recognised by NARIC as equivalent to the Irish Level 7 award or
- Relevant third level qualification at degree level i.e. social work, psychology, and/or allied health or a Post-graduate qualification in Autism Studies
Essential Criteria for this post:
- At least one-year recent experience in the social care/disability sector
- Experience of supporting individuals with a diagnosis of ASD and knowledge of Autism
- Ability to promote independence – supporting others to learn how – not doing it for them.
- An understanding of the New Directions Model of Service Delivery.
- Excellent communication skills.
Successful candidates will be paid in line with 2016 HSE revised consolidated Social Care Worker pay scale point 1; €30,293 – point 12; € 44,306 per annum based on working a 39-hour week. There is 25 days annual leave per annum with this role.
Essential Qualifications for Support Worker post:
- Fetac Level 5 or equivalent in social care
- Qualification in Health or Social Science
Essential Experience for Support Workers:
- At least one-year recent experience in the social care/disability sector.
- Experience working with adults with autism.
Successful candidates will be paid in line with 2016 HSE revised consolidated Care Assistant pay scale point 2; €25,516 – point 13; € 36,680 per annum based on working a 39-hour week. There is 23 days annual leave per annum with this role.
To apply for this position please send your C.V to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please advise what position you are applying for by stating Day Services Position A, Position B, Position C or Position D. Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the evidence outlined in their C.V.
The closing date for receipt of all completed applications is Friday, 10th July of July @5pm. Late applications will not be accepted.