Residential Support Workers
Residential Roster - Flexible hours available
1 Year Fixed Term
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 is the Dublin West region.
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
A relevant qualification received outside the State recognised by NARIC as equivalent to the Irish Level 7 award.
Relevant third level qualification at degree level i.e. mental health or Intellectual disability nursing, social work, psychology, and/or allied health.
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
Bike to Work scheme
Training and development (CPD)
Option to join the Health Service credit union