Studio 3 Kerry: Key Supporter

Studio 3 Kerry

Studio 3 Kerry

Studio 3 Kerry promote cultures that focus on wellbeing. We help to create a safe and restriction free world where people with differing abilities can live fulfilled and meaningful lives.
Studio 3 Kerry are committed to delivering an individualized bespoke individual centered service in the individual’s own home and community that aims to specifically cater for their needs, empowering them to participate and live a full and satisfied life as an equal citizen in the community, in the vicinity of and with the partnership of their family.
Studio 3 Kerry are committed to respecting the needs and wishes of the individual we support, working with and valuing input from the individual’s family and working collaboratively and with complete equality and respect whenever and wherever possible whilst also recognising the need to adhere to all legal frameworks and follow good psychological advice.
Studio 3 Kerry are passionate about the use of The Low Arousal Approach in Managing Behaviour that challenges.

Studio 3 Kerry

Studio 3 Kerry is a unique partnership between the people we support, their families, and the teams supporting them. Each part of this partnership is valued and seen as positive.

Job Description: Key Supporter

Location: Tralee, Co Kerry

39 hours per week excluding travel time to and from normal place of work

25 days holiday per year excluding public holidays

Purpose of the post:

Under the supervision of the Practitioner Psychologist and the Project Coordinator the Key Supporter shall be responsible for the implementation and coordination of a bespoke service according to the unique needs of each individual accessing our services. The Key Supporter will work in partnership with the individual we support, the individual’s family, with the clinical team and the project coordinator to assist the staff team in mapping, developing and coordinating a bespoke service for the people who access our service. The Key Supporter will provide direct support to people in the their own home and community and will aim to specifically cater for their needs, empowering them to participate and live a full and satisfied life as an equal citizen in the community, in the vicinity of and with the partnership of their family.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • You will carefully develop a relationship with the individual you support to ensure that their needs are being met and their voice is central to their service.
  • You will work together with the family to ensure that they become a positive resource within the service that is valued and respected.
  • You will be responsible for implementing care plans developed by the clinical team.
  • You will also be responsible for the research, implementation and organisation of various aspects of people’s support service including but not limited to health, activities, home life, social life etc.
  • You will be responsible for budgeting, sticking within a budget and sending monthly budget reports to the Project Coordinator.
  • You will be expected to manage rosters and arrange cover as/when needed.
  • You will work both independently and as part of a team, in a variety of different settings, including in the individual’s home and in the community.
  • Plan and develop structures and routines in line with the service user’s wishes and HSE policy and use the PERMA model and positive psychology to guide your plans.
  • You will provide support to vulnerable individuals who have a range of different needs, such as autism, learning disabilities, medical conditions or physical disabilities following the Studio 3 ethos and mandate.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of helping people with different abilities engage in the community
  • Confidence in your ability to manage challenging situations and be passionate about the Low Arousal Approach
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with autism spectrum conditions.
  • Skills and experience that may inspire and motivate a person with an autism spectrum diagnosis
  • A positive attitude that promotes stress reduction
  • A creative and resourceful work ethic
  • A sense of fun
  • Understand and respect the contribution of families in the provision of a service for their loved one
  • A full clean driving licence is vital for this role.

The position is a permanent position following successful completion of a three-month probationary period.

Please submit your CV and cover letter to and put KEY SUPPORTER in the Subject box.

For a copy of the full job description please email us on the above email address.

Closing date for applications is when filled.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
24th Jun, 2020
Tralee, Co Kerry
Expiry Date
24th Aug, 2020