“Enabling people with an intellectual disability to have full and meaningful lives through quality person centred services in partnership with families”
Cheeverstown is a voluntary organisation, accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership and regulated by the Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA).
We provide a wide range of person centred services including residential, respite and day services to almost 400 children and adults with an intellectual disability in the south Dublin area. We are now inviting internal applicants for the following posts:
Assistant Manager (CNM2), Residential Services
Specific Purpose Contract, Full-Time – 39 hours per week
Plus applicants required for CNM2 Panel
This post will hold the responsibility of Person in Charge for the relevant designated centre(s), as per HIQA regulations. Under these regulations, Cheeverstown is required to deliver a fit service: fitness being “the ability to supply a service that provides suitable and sufficient care and protects and promotes residents wellbeing and welfare”.
The successful candidate will:
Be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and have a minimum of 5 years post registration experience as a Nurse in an intellectual disability setting.
Possess an appropriate management qualification and some management experience and have a proven record of professional development.
Demonstrate an ability to provide a high level of leadership and to work as part of the management team in Residential Services.
Demonstrate an ability to manage and motivate staff in providing a comprehensive service in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, based on best practice.
Possess excellent interpersonal and team building skills.
Have excellent organisational, administrative and computer skills.
Possess a full clean drivers licence.
Exhibit an excellent knowledge of developments in HSE Social Care Policy and national regulations is required, particularly HIQA’s National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities.
Exhibit an excellent knowledge of the Council of Quality and Leadership quality systems.
Salary will be paid at Clinical Nurse Manager 2 scale as per current Department of Health Consolidated Salary Scales.
For informal enquiries for all posts, please contact Deirdre Corrigan, Director of Services or Gerry Reynolds, Assistant Director of Services, tel: 01-4993700.
Application forms are available from the Human Resources Department, tel: (01) 4993700, or on email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for receipt of applications is at 5.00 p.m. Wednesday 7th October 2015.
CHEEVERSTOWN HOUSE LTD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER
Applications for Employment with Cheeverstown House
Eligibility to compete and certain restrictions on eligibility
Candidates should note that eligibility to compete is open to citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of the Member States of the European Union along with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Swiss citizens under EU agreements may also apply.
Incentivised Scheme for Early Retirement (ISER):
It is a condition of the Incentivised Scheme for Early Retirement (ISER) as set out in Department of Finance Circular 12/09 that retirees, under that Scheme, are debarred from applying for another position in the same employment or the same sector. Therefore, such retirees may not apply for this position.
Department of Health and Children Circular (7/2010):
The Department of Health Circular 7/2010 dated 1 November 2010 introduced a Targeted Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) Scheme and Voluntary Redundancy Schemes (VRS). It is a condition of the VER scheme that persons availing of the scheme will not be eligible for reemployment in the public health sector or in the wider public service or in a body wholly or mainly funded from public moneys. The same prohibition on re-employment applies under the VRS, except that the prohibition is for a period of 7 years, after which time any re-employment will require the approval of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and that consent is for the applicant to secure not Cheeverstown. People who availed of either of these schemes are not eligible to compete in this competition.
Department of Environment, Community & Local Government (Circular Letter LG(P) 06/2013)
The Department of Environment, Community & Local Government Circular Letter LG(P) 06/2013 introduced a Voluntary Redundancy Scheme for Local Authorities. In accordance with the terms of the Collective Agreement: Redundancy Payments to Public Servants dated 28 June 2012 as detailed above, it is a specific condition of that VER Scheme that persons will not be eligible for re-employment in any Public Service body [as defined by the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2009 – 2011 and the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012] for a period of 2 years from their date of departure under this Scheme. People who availed of this scheme and who may be successful in this competition will have to prove their eligibility (expiry of period of non-eligibility). Thereafter, the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform will be required prior to re-employment in a Public Service body such as Cheeverstown and that consent is for the applicant to secure not Cheeverstown. These conditions also apply in the case of engagement/employment on a contract for service basis (either as a contractor or as an employee of a contractor).
Redundancy Payments to Public Servants
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform letter dated 28th June 2012 to Personnel Officers introduced, with effect from 1st June 2012, a Collective Agreement which had been reached between the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Public Services Committee of the ICTU in relation to ex-gratia Redundancy Payments to Public Servants. It is a condition of the Collective Agreement that persons availing of the agreement will not be eligible for re-employment in the public service by any public service body (as defined by the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2009 – 2011) for a period of 2 years from termination of the employment. People who availed of this scheme and who may be successful in this competition will have to prove their eligibility (expiry of period of non-eligibility). Thereafter the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform will be required prior to re-employment in a Public Service body such as Cheeverstown and that consent is for the applicant to secure not Cheeverstown.
Applicants will be required to declare whether they have previously availed of a public service scheme of incentivised early retirement and/or the collective agreement outlined above. Applicants will also be required to declare any entitlements to a Public Service pension benefit (in payment or preserved) from any other Public Service employment and/or where they have received a payment-in-lieu in respect of service in any Public Service employment.
Tenure and Probation
The appointment is to an established position on a probationary contract in Cheeverstown House. The appointee must serve a probationary period, which normally will last for six months. Should the appointee be satisfactory as regards health, conduct and efficiency generally during the probationary period, the appointee will, on completion of the period, be appointed to the period of tenure set out in the job advertisement and contract. Should the appointee’s service be unsatisfactory, the appointment may be terminated at any time during the contract period.
Superannuation and Retirement
The appointee will be offered the appropriate superannuation terms and conditions as prevailing in the Health Services at the time of being offered an appointment. In general, an appointee who has never worked in the Public Service will be offered appointment based on membership of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme (“Single Scheme”). Full details of the Scheme are at http://www.per.gov.ie/pensions
Pensionable benefits are determined in accordance with Section 9, Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2010.
The Single Public Service Pension Scheme applies to all first-time new entrants to the public service from 1st January, 2013 onwards, and to former public servants returning to the public service after a break of more than 26 weeks.
Membership of the single Public Service Pension Scheme will not apply to
A pensionable public servant who, on 31st December, 2012, is on approved secondment, or is absent on approved paid or unpaid leave from the public service. The pension entitlement of such appointees will be established in the context of their public service employment history.
A person who received a written offer of appointment as a pensionable public servant before 1st January, 2013, and takes up that offer on or after 1st January, 2013.
The key provisions attaching to membership of the Single Scheme (Single Public Service Pensions Scheme) are as follows:
The minimum age at which pension is payable is 66 (rising to 67 and 68 in line with State Pension age changes) under the Single Scheme
Compulsory retirement of members at age 70 under the Single Scheme
If the appointee has previously been employed in the Civil or Public Service, Health Services and is in receipt of a pension from the Civil or Public Service, Health Services or where a Civil/Public Service /Health Services pension comes into payment during his/her re-employment that pension will be subject to abatement in accordance with the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012.
If the appointee was previously employed in the Civil or Public Service, Health Services and awarded a pension under voluntary early retirement arrangements (other than the Incentivised Scheme of Early Retirement (ISER), the Department of Health Circular 7/2010 VER/VRS or the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (Circular Letter LG(P) 06/2013) which, as indicated above, renders a person ineligible for the competition) the entitlement to that pension will cease with effect from the date of reappointment. Special arrangements will, however be made for the reckoning of previous service given by the appointee for the purpose of any future superannuation award for which the appointee may be eligible.
Department of Education and Skills Early Retirement Scheme for Teachers Circular 102/2007 also applies.
For an individual who has retired from a Civil or Public Service, Health Services body on the grounds of ill-health his/her pension from that employment may be subject to review in accordance with the rules of ill-health retirement within the pension scheme of that employment.
The Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and other Provisions) Act 2012 introduced a 40- year limit on total service that can be counted towards pension where a person has been a member of more than one pre-existing public service pension scheme.
The appointment is subject to the pension-related deduction in accordance with the Financial Emergency Measure in the Public Interest Act 2009.
Disclosure of Information
All appointees will be required to disclose all information and sign a declaration relating to any prior public service employment in order to correctly determine one’s public service pension entitlement. For further information in relation to the Single Public Service Pension Scheme for Public Servants please see the following website: http://www.per.gov.ie/pensions