Permanent & Temporary Vacancies – Gheel Autism Services – Dublin & North Kildare

This service is based just outside Maynooth, in the countryside.You will work on a day services roster and your hours of work will be Monday – Friday, but on occasion you will be required to work rostered hours over a weekend, in line with service provision requirements. This is a very busy house with the service users enjoying a mixture of home and community-based activities. As the ideal candidate you will be proactive and imaginative when it comes to service provision. Excellent report writing skills, experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to work on your own initiative are a must, while working under the New Directions model of support.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
Essential Qualifications for Autism Practitioner/Social Care Worker posts:
A summary of the requirements for this post is as follows:
Essential Qualifications for this post:
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.
Relevant third level qualification at degree level i.e. social work, psychology, and/or allied health.
Post-graduate qualification in Autism Studies
Salary Scale: Successful candidates will be paid in line with 2016 HSE revised consolidated Social Care Worker pay scale point 1; €30,293 – point 12; € 44,306 per annum based on working a 39-hour week.

Essential Experience Autism Practitioner/Social Care Workers:
At least one-year recent experience in the social care/disability sector
Experience of dealing with safeguarding and welfare responsibilities and responding appropriately to any concerns.
Experience in liaising and networking with community services.
Ability to promote independence – supporting others to learn how – not doing it for them.
Commitment to the values of Gheel and the philosophy of independent living.
An understanding of the social model of disability.
Be a mindful reflective professional.
Experience of supporting individuals with a diagnosis of ASD.
Demonstrated experience to meet tight deadlines.

Essential Qualifications and Experience for Support Worker positions:
At least one-year recent experience in the social care/disability sector
Experience working with adults with autism
Full, clean driving license

Essential Qualifications for this post:
Fetac Level 5 or equivalent in social care
Qualification in Health or Social Science
Salary Scale: Successful candidates will be paid in line with 2016 HSE revised consolidated Care Assistant pay scale point 2; €25,516 – point 13; € 36,680 per annum based on working a 39-hour week. There is 23 days annual leave per annum.
To apply for these positions please fully complete the job application form attached and return it to . Please write Position A, Position B, Position C, Position D in the subject line of the email. Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the evidence outlined in the job application form. Curriculum vitaes are not required.
The closing date for receipt of all completed applications is Friday, 7th of June @ 5pm. Late applications will not be accepted. A panel may be formed from which future vacancies arising over the next six months may be filled.

Relief Panel Vacancies
We are currently recruiting for positions on our Relief panel to provide cover for staff on leave and attending training. There are positions available across the service in North Kildare, Dublin 3, 6, 7 9, & 18. These are front line positions actively supporting our service users. Successful candidates will gain valuable knowledge and experience in a fast paced and dynamic environment. You will have the opportunity to work in an organisation that is passionate about best practice in terms of service delivery. Full training is provided. A full clean driving licence is preferable, although not essential for all positions (please contact HR for further details). It is desirable that you have or are working towards a relevant qualification.
Please send a cover letter and up to date curriculum vitae to

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