Kerry Parents and Friends Association: Social Care Workers (Part-Time & Relief) & Support Workers (Relief)

Kerry Parents and Friends Association

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION is a voluntary organisation committed to the delivery of life enhancing services and supports, responding to needs, wishes and choices of people with an intellectual disability, connected to support networks in their communities.

 Applications are invited for the following positions:

Post: Social Care Worker

Contract: Permanent, Part-Time (22.375 hrs per week)

Post: Social Care Workers

Contract: Fixed Term – Relief

Location: Valentia Residential Service

The Role:

  • To facilitate and implement a person-centred approach for our individuals appropriate to their wishes and goals.
  • To promote and protect the right of the people we support in a manner that respects their dignity, right to make choices and their privacy.
  • To actively seek new interests and opportunities for the people we support to develop meaningful roles in their Communities.
  • To ensure the overall wellbeing of the people we support in all areas of their lives including health and personal care.
  • To assist in the teaching of life skills in cooking, budgeting, cleaning & building confidence.

Essential Criteria:

  • BA in Applied Social Care or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience of working in a care delivery capacity, preferably within a disability service.
  • A passion for promoting and empowering those you support.
  • An excellent knowledge of the HIQA regulations and standards.
  • Car owner with a full clean drivers licence desirable.

Post: Support Workers

Contract: Fixed Term – Relief

Location: Valentia Residential Service

The Role:

  • The core activities for the post of Support Worker will include planning and setting goals with the person to assist them in meeting their personal, social, recreational, academic, independent living, community integration, training and supported employment needs.
  • As a Support Worker you will enable the people we support realise their goals and achieve their identified priorities. You will also provide support and act as an advocate for participation and inclusion in the community on behalf of the person we support.
  • The Support Worker operates within the framework of a person centred approach and to actively engage with and promote co-operation and partnership with other services, both internally and externally and in particular with families.

Essential Criteria:

  • QQI Level 5 in Healthcare Support. Equivalent qualifications to Healthcare support will be considered, with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience working with Adults with an Intellectual Disability.
  • Experience of working in a care delivery capacity, preferably within a disability service.
  • Car owner with a full clean drivers licence desirable.

*Please note, the above Roster may be subject to change due to the Operational requirements of the Service*.

For full details and application forms, please contact the HR Department at 064-6632742 or by email to deirdre.herlihy@kpfa.ie or tracie.ferris@kpfa.ie

Only the Associations application forms will be accepted for shortlisting, standalone CV’s cannot be accepted. Please ensure the post/s that you are applying for are included on the application form where indicated by order of preference.

Completed Application Forms must be submitted by email to either:

deirdre.herlihy@kpfa.ie or tracie.ferris@kpfa.ie by 5pm on Wednesday, 12th of August, 2020

Kerry Parents and Friends Association is an equal opportunities employer

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
29th Jul, 2020
Region
Co Kerry
Expiry Date
12th Aug, 2020