Saint John of God Community Services: Quality & Safety Advisor

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Saint John of God Community Services clg

Saint John of God Community Services provides services for people with intellectual disability in four regions of Ireland: Dublin South West; Dublin South East; North East and Kerry. The company also provides adult mental health and child, and adolescent psychiatry services in the Dublin region. It provides a range of supports to approximately 6,800 children and adults with over 3,000 staff and volunteers.

Quality & Safety Advisor

Full time Permanent Positions and Permanent Part Time Position

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above positions to work as a member of the Quality and Safety team in the Programme, Quality and Safety Department to provide supports on all matters throughout Saint John of God Community Services relating to quality and safety activities, practice improvement, compliance with regulations and standards under the Health Act 2007 as regulated by HIQA, and other relevant legislative requirements including Mental Health Commission regulatory compliance.

One of the primary functions of the Advisor is to carry out audits in residential and respite designated centres on behalf of the registered provider across all above regions and prepare a written report on the safety and quality of care and support provided in the centre. The department provides expertise, advice, training and support to assist in the implementation of an organisation wide Quality and Safety framework which ensures the Services achieve its mission, attains strategic corporate objectives and continuously improves its performance in delivering services. As a resource for staff we aim to promote continuous improvement in shared learning.

The successful candidate must be flexible, committed and have the following;

  • Possess an appropriate third level qualification in social care (equivalent to QQI Level 7) or health
  • Demonstrate experience in the area of intellectual disability and experience in mental health services is desirable
  • Proven track record in the delivery of Best Practice Person Centred Services which meet a high standard in quality and safety. Excellent knowledge and understanding of HIQA/MHC regulations, HIQA national standards and other relevant legislative requirements under the Health Act 2007 and experience of quality systems in practice.
  • Proven ability to use initiative, work under pressure and achieve deadlines.
  • Possess knowledge and experience of implementation of all HSE National Policies; including Person Centred Planning; Risk Management; Incident Management Framework; National Policy of Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons etc.
  • Demonstrate excellent skills in auditing, report writing, training and data analysis;
  • Display effective interpersonal and communication skills in team working and a flexible approach within the role;
  • Possess excellent computer (ICT) and organisational skills;
  • Hold a full clean Driver’s License and access to own means of transport and a commitment to drive as part of the role.
  • An understanding of the values and ethos of the organisation and a commitment to implementing these.

If you believe you have the necessary enthusiasm, competencies and experience to bring to this role please forward your letter of application along with your Curriculum Vitae to

Closing Date: 24th September, 2021

Applicants will be shortlisted on the information supplied in the Curriculum Vitae and a panel may be formed from which future vacancies will be filled. Full job description available from

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Sep, 2021
Expiry Date
24th Sep, 2021