Person in Charge – St. Michaels House

St. Michael’s House are recruiting a Person in Charge to lead a new residential service for two young adults with support needs arising from intellectual disability and autism. Located in Dublin 11 the house is currently being renovated to meet the specific needs of the young adults.

This is an exciting new project and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to build a skilled and responsive staff team to deliver a high quality service for these two young men. We are looking for a manager with a strong person centred vision and a particular interest in the provision of autism specific supports for young people with intellectual disabilities.

Some of the key tasks for this role include but are not limited to; developing and managing a highly skilled and reflective staff team; delivering a high quality residential service based on best practice; implementing positive behaviour and person centred supports to ensure a good quality of life; working closely with the multi disciplinary clinical team, other support services and families.

The ideal candidate must possess:
One of the below qualifications
Have at least 5 years experience working in the area of intellectual disability within a community setting
Have experience and understanding of HIQA regulations
Have a minimum of 3 years experience in a management or supervisory role in the area of health or social care.
Full clean driving licence
Have a strong commitment to the empowerment of the service users and their families
Have a professional and positive approach on all aspects of the role.
A (QQI HET) Higher Education Level 6 (60 credits) Management Qualification or equivalent.

Applicants must have one or more of the following qualifications:
QQI Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies (Disability) – Open Training College;
Level 7 award in Social Care/Studies delivered by an Institute of Technology, DIT or National University of Ireland;
A qualification received outside the State recognised by NARIC as equivalent to the Irish Level 7 award.
Third Level Qualification in Nursing
Informal enquires are welcomed by: John Lawless, Service Manager on 087- 2460377

To apply: email your C.V and cover letter to

Please outline in your cover letter your suitability for the role taken in to account the criteria in the above advert. Remember to include a valid email as this is the way you will be contacted for interview.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday the 6th of October 2017

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