Support Worker

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Job Type
Other
Employer
Dara Community Living
Region
Dublin
Hours
Position
Closes:

Support Worker

 

  

Recruitment Advertisement

Residential Support Workers

Residential Roster - Flexible hours available

1 Year Fixed Term

ROLE SUMMARY

Dara Community Living provides supported living to people with Intellectual Disabilities to live ordinary lives in their community.

A new supported living arrangement is being developed for a gentleman whom presents with Asperger’s and wishes to live in the Dublin west area. The successful candidate will provide support with daily living skills in this gentleman’s home and act as a strong role model, demonstrating a commitment to a person-centred approach.

LOCATION:

Location is the Dublin West region.

 

MAIN DUTIES:

Provide support in a community based residential home (sleepovers and day support)

Provide emotional support based on building a rapport of trust

Assist with the development of skills for independent living

Support the person to be an active participant in their local community

Support and building capacity for interdependence in community and social networks

Assist and support essential everyday skills such as, self-care, laundry, general housekeeping and cooking skills
A full, clean driving licence is required for this position

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POST:
Level 7 award in Social Care/Studies delivered by an Institute of Technology, DIT or National University of Ireland
Or/
A relevant qualification received outside the State recognised by NARIC as equivalent to the Irish Level 7 award.
Or/
Relevant third level qualification at degree level i.e. mental health or Intellectual disability nursing, social work, psychology, and/or allied health.
Or/
Post-graduate qualification in Autism Studies

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE CRITERIA:

At least one-year recent experience in the social care/disability sector preferably in residential settings.

Comfortable and experienced with lone working.

Available to work a residential roster with sleepover and weekend duty.
Experience responding appropriately to any concerns.
Experience in liaising and networking with community services.
Ability to promote independence – supporting others to learn life skills
An understanding of the social model of disability.
Be a mindful reflective professional.
Experience of supporting individuals with a diagnosis of ASD.

 

Salary:  The salary will be commensurate with the level of skills, qualification and experience of the successful applicant

 

JOIN OUR TEAM – BENEFITS

Access to Educational Support Scheme
Company pension with company contribution (including income protection and death-in-service benefits)
Employee Assistant Programme
Free Parking
Bike to Work scheme
Training and development (CPD)
Option to join the Health Service credit union

 

Application Details

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Applications via cover letter and up to date CV to be forwarded to sarah@daracommunityliving.ie

Closing date for applications is no later than 5pm Friday 27th November 2020

Shortlisting will apply, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

 

Dara Community Living is an equal opportunities employer