MooreHaven Centre: One to One Support Workers - Day Services x 2

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MooreHaven Centre

Two: 1:1 Support Workers - Day Services

The MooreHaven Centre was established in 1981 to provide day services for people with intellectual disabilities (mild to moderate) in Tipperary Town and the surrounding areas in Counties Tipperary and Limerick. These services have grown significantly and now encompass Day Activation, Supported Work/Employment, Day Services, Training Programme and Residential Services. The Centre caters for over 100 people. The Centre’s Mission is to promote and support independent living and community integration, personal development and work opportunities for people attending the Centre. We are currently recruiting for the following two One to One Support Worker positions:

1:1 Support Worker – Post # 1 @ 19.5 hours per week

To provide 1:1 support to a young man who likes sport, especially hurling, drama and swimming. He likes to be included in chat and conversation and needs support around managing in group situations. He can become anxious in transitions and needs support around this, he likes routine and structure.

1:1 Support Worker – Post # 2 @ 30 hours per week

To provide 1:1 support to a young man who likes practical tasks i.e. woodwork, art, swimming, going to the allotment, gym, dancing and drama. He likes structure and routine. The support worker for this young man will need to be familiar with Buccal administration but training will be offered to the successful candidate.

We are recruiting two 1:1 support workers who will support these young men in their Day Service Programmes; to become as independent as possible in daily life-skills, working on individual programmes for them with a multi-disciplinary approach.

The people appointed to these posts should share these young men’s interests, be flexible in their approach to service provision & should have the ability to work as a member of a team. He/she will be required to take an active part in ensuring that the needs of the service user(s) are being met. These young men will be involved with their groups, therefore the 1:1 Support Workers will from time to time have to assist the instructors with the supervision of other service users and support them in their class activity. The Support Workers appointed will be working on their own with support provided by the Senior Supervisor & Day Services Managers.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Leaving certificate.
  • Minimum Level 5 QQI Qualification in Health / Social Care or Equivalent
  • Minimum 6 month working in a similar role w/adults with an intellectual disability.
  • A good level of administrative, report writing & IT skills
  • A full clean Irish/EU Driving Licence is essential.
  • Garda Vetting Clearance.
  • Knowledge of New Directions

A strong commitment to caring and an empathetic understanding of those with an intellectual disability are essential attributes for this role. The successful candidate will need great people skills, be flexible and have experience with rapid and complex changing work environments.

We Offer

  • Salary linked to HSE salary scales.
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Employee Assistance Program

Applications for this position to be submitted on the attached application form, along with a current CV and a covering letter to: Helen Hogan, HR Manager, The MooreHaven Centre, O’Brien Road, Tipperary, or by email to Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 30th November 2020

We look forward to hearing from you!
MooreHaven Centre is an equal opportunities employer.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Nov, 2020
Tipperary / To Be Agreed
Expiry Date
30th Nov, 2020