Night Social Care Worker – Catholic Institute for Deaf People

The Catholic Institute for Deaf People (CIDP) are seeking a night Care Worker to provide a high standard of care to boarders in St Mary’s Boarding Campus. This role requires Night Care Workers to work on a week on week off basis from Monday to Thursday nights from 9.45pm to 9am.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Below are the key areas of responsibility;
Implement operational plans as determined by the Care Manager
Ensure compliance with practice with organisational policies, procedures, national legislation, Children First, HIQA/TULSA and other applicable standards
Contribute to the recording of complaints and incidents of concern
Undertaking the creation of personal care plans and ensuring that they are followed
Facilitate the development of boarders’ life skills, education, and personal goals through the key worker role
Work with a range of other service providers working with the boarders
Engage with parents/carers of boarders
To help boarders get ready and get into bed/settle down for the night
To provide a high standard of care overnight, including hygiene, continence, mobility, dressing and general care.
Participate in reflective supervision with the Social Care Leader/Care Manager
Additional tasks are included in the role of Social Care Worker (Nights).
To assist boarders throughout the night with whatever they need, for example, company, reassurance or a refreshment.

Key Requirements:
Minimum Level 7 Degree in Social Care, Community Care, Clinical Psychology, Applied Social Studies or Intellectual Disability Nursing.
QQI (Formerly FETAC) Level 3 in Irish Sign Language or commitment to achieve within 12 months and QQI Level 4 within two years
Full clean driving licence
Experience of working effectively with a range of stakeholders to provide services to young people either in the community or within a residential setting
Experience of working in a boarding/residential care setting
Experience of providing of receiving reflective supervision to facilitate professional development
Experience of HIQA/TUSLA or equivalent audit processes

Key Behaviours:
Leadership potential
Good problem solving skills
Ability to communicate at all levels
Willing to participate in change initiatives
Be reliable
Ability to use your own initiative
Commitment to continuous professional development.

Any interested applicants should forward their CV and a short covering letter stating their suitability for the role. Please email by 5pm on Monday 14 August 2017.

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