Kerry Parents and Friends Association: Social Care Workers & Support Worker

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.

 

WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS

Post: Social Care Worker

Contract: Specified Purpose, Part-Time (10 hours per week)
Location: Killarney Residential Service

Post: Social Care Worker

Contract: Permanent, Part-Time (7 hours per week- 1 sleepover every second Saturday)
Location: Killarney Residential Service

Post: Social Care Worker

Contract: Permanent, Part-Time (5 hours per week – 1 sleepover every second Saturday)
Location: Killarney Residential Service

*Additional relief hours also available across our services Countywide*

The Role:

  • To facilitate and implement a person-centred approach for our individuals appropriate to their wishes and goals.
  • To promote and protect the rights of the people we support in a manner that respects their dignity, right to make choices and their privacy.
  • To actively seek new interests and opportunities for the people we support to develop meaningful roles in their Communities.
  • To ensure the overall wellbeing of the people we support in all areas of their lives including health and personal care.
  • To assist in the teaching of life skills in cooking, budgeting, cleaning & building confidence.

Essential Criteria:

  • BA in Applied Social Care or recognised professional qualification for Social Care (QQI/HETAC/DIT National Diploma in Childcare, QQI/HETAC/DIT National Diploma in applied Social Studies, QQI/HETAC/DIT Diploma in Social Care, Diploma in applied studies Social Care or National Diploma in applied Social Studies ( Disabilities) The Open Training College (QQI/HETAC) accredited.
    Applications will also be considered from candidates holding other qualifications: e.g. Nursing (RMHN), Teaching, Youth & Community Studies, Psychology and Social Work.
  • Experience of working in a care delivery capacity, preferably within a disability service.
  • A passion for promoting and empowering those you support.
  • An excellent knowledge of the HIQA regulations and standards.
  • A full drivers licence with access to a car insured for business purposes and must be willing to drive Association vehicles is desirable.

Post: Support Worker

Contract: Permanent, Part-Time (32.5 hours per week)
Location: Killarney Day Service

*Additional relief hours also available across our services Countywide*

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.
    Applications will also be considered from candidates who have successfully completed at least 2 years of their Nursing or Social Care studies.
  • Experience of working in a care delivery capacity, preferably within a disability service.
  • A full drivers licence with access to a car insured for business purposes is desirable.

*Please note, the above Rosters 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 tracie.ferris@kpfa.ie or deirdre.herlihy@kpfa.ie .

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

Completed Application forms must be submitted BY EMAIL ONLY to: tracie.ferris@kpfa.ie or deirdre.herlihy@kpfa.ie by 5pm, Friday, 10th of December, 2021.

Kerry Parents and Friends Association is an equal opportunities employer

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
25th Nov, 2021
Region
Co Kerry
Expiry Date
10th Dec, 2021