Gateway Community Care: Support Worker

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Gateway Community Care

Job Title: Support Worker

Job Purpose:

Would you like to pursue a new role in the social care sector? If so, Gateway Community Care are currently expanding their team and looking for Support workers to join their Residential Service. In this role you will be supporting young adults with Intellectual Disabilities. It is the most rewarding career, and you can really make a difference to someone's life. This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates of all levels to gain more experience and progress their career within the social care sector.

Position Types Available: Full Time, Part time or Relief

Location: Sligo

Key Responsibilities:

  • To facilitate and implement a person-centred approach for our service users.
  • To promote and protect the rights of people in a manner that respects their dignity and their privacy.
  • Work positively and constructively with young adults who present with challenging behaviour.
  • Support the Person in Charge and other Care Workers in providing a high-quality service.
  • To actively seek new interests and opportunities for service users.
  • To ensure the overall wellbeing of service users in all areas of their lives including health and personal care

Applicants must have:

  • 1 plus year experience working with vulnerable adults or children with intellectual disabilities
  • A passion for promoting and empowering those you support.
  • A team player willing to work as part of a team.
  • A knowledge of the HIQA regulations and standards
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisation and communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm, energy, and creativity.
  • Excellent IT and report writing skills.
  • Can deal with confidential information in a discreet and responsible manner.
  • Be flexible to work a variety of rostered shifts over a seven-day work period.
  • Understanding and experience of therapeutic interventions.


  • Minimum QQI Level 5 or 6 in Social care, Healthcare, Childcare, Pre-Nursing Studies or equivalent.
  • Have a full manual Irish driving licence.
  • Flexible availability - including weekend work, day shifts and sleepover shifts


  • Competitive pay rates
  • Career progression
  • Continuous training provided
  • Bike to work scheme

To apply for this role, please submit your CV to or call 0871669561 for further information.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
25th Nov, 2022
Expiry Date
25th Jan, 2023