Relief Social Care Workers – SOS Kilkenny Ltd

Role: (This is not an exhaustive list of all duties but is rather a guide to the role).

Responsibility to work as part of a team to assist residents to lead a full life as contributing members in their own communities.
Work as part of the team with the line manager in ensuring that service objectives are met and reviewed so as to maintain, improve and develop the service.
Promote resident involvement, consultation and participation.
To manage risk in a systematic way that is embedded in a culture of safety, welfare and quality of life for residents.
To support residents to have an enjoyable and fulfilling home life.
Personal Profile:

Education & Training:
Degree in Social Care, Social Studies, Nursing, Youth and Community Studies, Psychology or Social Work or other relevant qualification at degree level.

Working with individuals with intellectual disability/complex needs a distinct advantage.
Experience in delivering low arousal approaches in a person centered environment.

Knowledge & Skills:
Awareness of key worker role & philosophy of supporting people with intellectual disabilities
Knowledge of Health Act 2007, HIQA and National Standards.
Excellent communication skills with proven ability to develop positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders in particular service users.
Computer literacy

Competencies and Values:
Human Rights Based Approach.
Resilience, Positive Attitude & Openness to Change.
Effective Communication & Working Relationships.
Planning and Organising.
Innovation, Creativity & Problem Solving.
Additional Requirement(s):

Full Driving Licence is essential.

Application Process:
Interested applicants should e-mail an up to date Curriculum Vitae to Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 31st October 2016 at 12.00 noon. Interviews week commencing November 14th.
Informal enquiries can be made to Kathleen Sherry or Margaret Larkin.

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