SOS Kilkenny: Social Care Workers (Full Time & Relief)

SOS Kilkenny



Job Title: Full Time & Relief Social Care Workers in Residential Services supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities.

Job Location(s): Kilkenny City Residential Locations

Reporting To: Residential Manager / Team Leader

Contract Type/Hours

  • Full Time (39 hours) & Relief positions to cover annual leave, sick leave and other absences as and when required.
  • Shift, Evening, Overnight and Weekend work are requirements for these positions.

Salary: Min: €30,266 – Max: €43,619 per annum


(This is not an exhaustive list of all duties but is rather a guide to the role).

  • Responsibility to work as part of a team to assist the people we support to lead a full life as contributing members in their own communities.
  • Work as part of the team with the line manager in ensuring that service objectives are met and reviewed so as to maintain, improve and develop the service.
  • Promote resident involvement, consultation and participation.
  • To manage risk in a systematic way that is embedded in a culture of safety, welfare and quality of life for residents.
  • To support residents to have an enjoyable and fulfilling home life.

Personal Profile

Education & Training:

  • Degree in Social Care, Social Studies, Nursing, Youth and Community Studies, Psychology or Social Work or other relevant qualification at degree level.


  • Working with individuals with intellectual disability/complex needs a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in delivering low arousal approaches in a person centered environment.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Awareness of key worker role & philosophy of supporting people with intellectual disabilities
  • Knowledge of Health Act 2007, HIQA and National Standards.
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to develop positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders in particular the people we support.
  • Computer literacy
  • Full Driving Licence is desirable.

Competencies and Values:

  • Human Rights Based Approach.
  • Resilience, Positive Attitude & Openness to Change.
  • Effective Communication & Working Relationships.
  • Planning and Organising.
  • Innovation, Creativity & Problem Solving.

Application Process

Interested applicants should e-mail an up to date Curriculum Vitae to

SOS Kilkenny clg is an equal opportunities employer

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
24th Nov, 2022
Expiry Date
24th Jan, 2023