Muiríosa Foundation: Social Care Worker/Support Worker - Offaly Community Services


Valuing life, helping people build meaningful lifestyles.

We are seeking to recruit to the following position:



Fixed Term Part Time (Approx. 6 months) 68 Hours Per Fortnight

Please quote the following reference on your application/email: OFBC035


Informal enquiries:

John Conroy, Social Care Leader 087 9014371

Joe Creevy, Social Care Leader 087 9717400

Katie Bergin, Social Care Leader 087 2973077

We are seeking to recruit motivated, enthusiastic, creative and energetic individuals to assist us in supporting individuals with autism and/or intellectual disability to realize their vision for a ‘good life’. The focus of the role will involve supporting the individuals to become connected within their local community, to provide opportunities for new experiences and to assist them in developing real and authentic relationships. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in supporting individuals to develop valued social roles and also have experience in supporting individuals who may display behaviours of concern.

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant recognised Diploma in Social Care / Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7 on National Framework of Qualifications), or, FETAC/QQI level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support/Health Service Skills, or equivalent;
  • An ability to demonstrate flexibility and reliability;
  • Willingness to work alone;
  • High levels of motivation;
  • Full current driving licence;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Commitment to working in close liaison with the Behaviour Support Team;
  • Available for day, weekend, night duty and ‘sleep-over’ shifts;
  • Experience in and commitment to promoting community presence;
  • Have local knowledge and established connections with community groups in Tullamore, Co. Offaly and the surrounding areas;
  • Experience of supporting adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism;
  • Experience of working with individuals with behaviours of concern;
  • A proven ability to explore, discover, develop and implement a vision with each individual  that supports person centredness;
  • Excellent, interpersonal, organisational, logistical and IT skills;

To apply: Please complete an Application Form, Applications are available at, in addition please submit a copy of your qualification (submit documents by email to the recruitment officer as per the last page of the application or by post to The HR Dept, Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, Co Kildare).

If you are unable to download an application form please telephone 045 532249 during office hours.

Closing Date for receipt of completed applications: Friday 10th July 2020


The Muiríosa Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
29th Jun, 2020
Expiry Date
10th Jul, 2020