Rehab Group: Key Worker - Aspect Service

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A commitment to living the organisational values of Team work,
Dignity, Justice, Advocacy and Quality

Are you looking for a role in a challenging, yet extremely rewarding environment? Do you have the compassion and the strength of character to help people with disabilities, live independent lives? We are Rehabcare, the health and social care division of the Rehab Group. We deliver quality, client focused, services. We are looking for a Community Support Worker to join our team. You will promote the development of independent living skills, while you assist our service users in their day-to-day tasks. Their safety and wellbeing will be your utmost priority at all times. You will nurture their ability to make their own choices and support them every step of the way, as they reach their full potential. You will be a champion of dignity, empathy and inclusion for all people with disabilities, within the community.

Key Worker

Aspect Service,
Penrose Wharf, County Cork

Permanent Contract, 39 hours

Job Purpose

The purpose of the job is to provide a Key Work service that seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of Aspect clients within the context of local communities. Clients of the Aspect Service are over 18 years of age, finished in second level education, and have a primary diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (A.S.)/ ASD Non-ID.
S/he will achieve this through the implementation of an accessible, equitable, person-centered service, based in the community.
The person appointed to this post will work within the Aspect Service; working as part of multi-disciplinary team delivering a coordinated approach to client support and intervention. S/he will be required to work as a Community Support Worker/Key Worker for individual clients, as agreed with the Manager/Assistant Manager of the Service. This includes responsibility for developing, planning, implementing and reviewing support/intervention programmes for clients according to service standards.

Minimum Education & Skills required

  • Essential: A minimum of one years’ experience working in the field of disability, education or training.
  • Essential: A third level degree in Social Care, Education, or Health
  • A progressive understanding of ASD non-ID, including Asperger’s Syndrome /High Functioning Autism
  • The ability to work on one’s own in challenging situations including dealing with crises.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for developing, planning, implementing and reviewing individualised support/ intervention programmes for clients according to service standards. Ensuring best practice in line with up to date research regarding person-centred support/ intervention in line with New Directions. Increasing awareness, education and understanding of Asperger Syndrome / ASD Non-ID among professionals and the wider community.
  • To liaise with the Manger and/or Assistant Manager regarding the referral and/or transition of clients between the different elements of the Aspect service as appropriate.
  • To collaborate with clients and document all client engagement, intervention, support plans, progress notes, reports referrals to agreed professional standards and communicate verbally and /or in writing the support/recommendations/intervention programmes to the team in line with agreed policies and procedures

Additional requirements

  • Work in a confidential team working environment, which includes lone working arrangements. Typical working hours are between 8am – 6pm, Monday - Friday. Flexibility regarding evening and Saturday working is required.
  • Attend training as deemed appropriate by the management of the service as and when required and to participate in continuing professional development including in-service training (ASD), attending and presenting at conferences/courses relevant to practice, promoting and contributing to research etc. as agreed with the Manager and/or Assistant Manager of the Service.
  • Play a supporting role in the effective relationship and interaction with the service’s key stakeholders, particularly with the Aspect team, clients, their support networks, training agencies, educational services, and the HSE

Staff Benefits

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Paid paternity leave
  • 27 days annual leave
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Tax saver travel scheme
  • Income protection

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These duties and responsibilities are a reflection of the present service requirements and may be subject to review and amendment to meet the changing needs of the services.

A Panel will be formed from these interviews

Closing Date: Tuesday, 30th November 2021.

The Rehab Group is an equal opportunity employer

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Nov, 2021
Co Cork
Expiry Date
30th Nov, 2021