Resilience: Social Care Team Leader/Coordinator

Social Care Team Leader/Coordinator – Community New Directions Services Kildare

Resilience are now expanding our community services into the Kildare region. As a result an outstanding opportunity has arisen for experienced Social Care Coordinator/Team Leader to join our specialist community services in Kildare. This role will be covering the Kildare region supporting adults with disabilities (intellectual, physical and sensory), and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Full time 35 hour contract. Mostly but not exclusively Monday to Friday day, afternoon and/or evening shifts. This role will entail completing assessments as well as other administration duties and covering front line hours. The successful candidate will report to the National Community Development Manager and will play a key role in ensuring the provision of high quality, responsive and sustainable services.

  • New Directions - offering individualised community supports such as leisure activities, education, employment opportunities and social skills, for adults who are transitioning from school or rehabilitation and training support services.

Our aim is to ensure that each person we support achieves their optimum potential.


  • Relevant Qualification in Social Care, Nursing, Social Work or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant experience working within the disability sector with 2 of those in a senior support/team leader position.
  • Previous experience working with adults with autism and intellectual disabilities.
  • Previous experience with mental health support needs is favourable.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience of completing needs assessments (desirable).
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage, motivate and supervise staff.
  • Have an understanding of and commitment to community work.
  • Be proactive and have the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent IT, administration, report writing and organisational skills.
  • Possess a full clean driving licence and own vehicle.
  • Be able to work evenings.
  • Be prepared to be on call as required.

What we offer:

  • An unrivalled opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team within our high performing person centered services.
  • Constant support of line manager as well as an experienced leadership team within Resilience with proven expertise in this area.
  • Ongoing continuous professional development through attendance at internal and external workshops, conferences and mandatory training.
  • Access to continuous employee support and engagement including employee assistance programme and bike to work scheme.
  • Excellent rates of pay.
  • Employee 'Recommend for Resilience' scheme.

Our Mission: 

Resilience’s mission is to enhance the quality of people’s lives. 

About Resilience:

Resilience provides outreach, respite and residential programmes and supports to people with disabilities (intellectual, physical and sensory), and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder, supporting those who may present with behaviours that challenge.

Established in 2011, Resilience is wholly Irish-owned, international healthcare company. Since its establishment, Resilience has strived to diversify its services and positively change and enhance the lives of both children and adults.

To Apply

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Contact Lorraine Mahon on 086 1749713 for further information.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
11th Sep, 2020
Expiry Date
25th Sep, 2020