Kerry Parents and Friends Association: Support Worker (Part-Time)

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.


Post: Support Worker

Contract: Permanent, Part-Time (19.5 hours per week)
Location: Glebe Lodge, Castleisland

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.
  • A full 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 or

Only the Associations application form will be accepted, standalone CV’s cannot be accepted. Please ensure the post that you are applying for is included on the application form where indicated, otherwise we cannot guarantee that your application will be put forward for shortlisting correctly.

Completed Application Forms must be submitted by email to either: or by 5pm on Wednesday the 30th of September, 2020.

Kerry Parents and Friends Association is an equal opportunities employer

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
15th Sep, 2020
Castleisland, Co Kerry
Expiry Date
30th Sep, 2020