Job Vacancy – Support Worker 2

CIDP – Support Workers  

 

This is an exciting time to be involved in our organisation as we transition people from a Residential Service to their own homes in the community. CIDP is committed to ensuring that the people in our service are empowered to live the best life possible. We are also hugely committed to investing in our staff and provide a very generous training package.

We are looking for a team to support a lady moving into her own home in Shankill, Dublin 18. This lady is in her early 60’s and has a keen interest in learning and socialising. Her busy schedule throughout the week keeps her active in the community and she has a keen interest in getting involved in her new community in Shankill.  Her interests include travelling, architecture, especially new retail buildings, the arts, socialising, shopping, and current affairs. This lady is Deaf and communicates through Irish Sign Language.

Skills and Experience

The New Team members will need a motivating personality and have similar interests. They will need excellent communication skills and a record of accomplishment of involvement in their local community. They should be able to share practical skills that are useful to this lady living by herself and assist in all areas of activities of daily living if and when required. The successful candidates will be expected to support this lady live a self – directed life around interests of her choosing and continue to explore new areas of interest with her. Initially the new team members will work in two main locations: Shankill and within a Residential home with other people who are preparing to transition to the community. This residential home is based in Stillorgan. All other locations are subject to how this lady would like to spend her day.

This position is for up to 35 hours per week, to include some evenings, overnights and weekends which will be rostered in advance. The rate of pay is €13.77 per hour. Premiums are paid on Sundays and national holidays. The role will include supporting the person with aspects of maintaining a household such as cooking, health & safety, shopping, budgeting etc. It will also include developing social valued roles for this person within their own home and community. You will have the chance to learn and apply some of the most progressive ways of supporting a person living with a disability to live a good life. Continuous professional development will be provided to enable this you to support this woman to lead a self-directed life.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Level 5 in Social Care, Community Care, Disability Studies  Applied Social Studies,  Health Care or appropriate equivalent
  • FETAC Level 4 – Irish Sign Language desirable or willingness to achieve within two years. The organization will fund the cost of the training for Level 3 and 4.

Professional Knowledge

  • Knowledge of supporting a person to transition from Residential settings to the community.
  • Knowledge of Residential Care legislation including HIQA’s National Standards for Residential Service for Children and Adults with Disabilities, and others as applicable
  • Previous experience of safeguarding adults from Abuse
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of adults with disabilities
  • Previous experience in supporting adults in a residential setting
  • Willingness to undertake further education

 

What we Offer

  • Rewarding and flexible working environment, with excellent support from a network of Team Leaders and Managers
  • Set rosters and regular work hours
  • Competitive rates of pay + Travel Expenses
  • Induction and continued training programme to upskill in areas such as Social Role Valorisation, Positive Behaviour Support, Medication Management, Mental Health and various other areas required to enable you to have the necessary skills in supporting people to lead self-directed lives.
  •  22 days holidays, Maternity Benefit, Excellent Pension Package, Employment Support Programme and opportunities for career progression.

 

 

If this exciting opportunity sparks your interest please contact us

Any interested applicants should forward their CV and a short covering letter stating their suitability for the role. Please email recruitment@cidp.ie by 5pm on Friday 17 May 2019

If you require further details on this role, please contact Mary Stringer directly at mary@cidp.ie

All offers of employment with CIDP are subject to Garda Vetting.