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Brothers of Charity Services
South East

South East - Vacancies

Permanent Full-Time

Management and Administration

Gorey, County Wexford, Ireland

Qualifications and Particulars of Employment
Permanent Full time Person In Charge/Team Leader, (Social Care Manager 1 Grade)
Duffcarrig Services, Wexford 
  1. Tenure of Employment  This post is a permanent full time post working 78 hours per fortnight. Compulsory retirement age is 70 years.
  2. Qualifications and Experience  The successful candidate must:Have a relevant third level qualification in health or social care and a relevant management qualification
  • Have at least 5 years post qualification/registration experience gained with an up-to-date knowledge of current thinking and practice in services for people with intellectual disability.
  • Have adequate training and experience pertinent to people with challenging behavior and severe to profound Intellectual Disabilities
  • Have 3 year experience at management level in a management or supervisory role in the area of health or social care. 
  • Working knowledge and understanding of requirements of HIQA standards and a proven ability to implement standards and regulations.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Possess a full clean driving licence.
  • Recognise the equal rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in society and uphold and respect those rights.     Experience of working as a member of a team is essential. 
  1. Remuneration   Salary Scale:  Social Care Manager 1 Grade     €52,441; €53,575; €54,707; €57,729; €58,899; €60,063; €61,241 
* Successful candidates are required to submit all documentary evidence outlining any relevant experience within 3 months of starting date.  Failure to do so will mean that only incremental credit due now will only be paid from date of submission of documents.All new entrants to the Public Service will start at the first point of this scale. 
  1. The normal working fortnight will be 78 hours (7-day roster), including weekends, evenings and nights are involved.  The successful candidate must be available for on call situations that may arise from time to time. These times may be outside “normal” operational times. The Brothers of Charity Services model of service is based on Personal Outcome Measures requiring employees’ to be flexible in their working hours to provide a quality services delivery for each individual. 
  2. Starting and finishing times will be notified to, and agreed with, the appointee from time to time by the Services Manager.  
  3. Health  The successful candidate must be free from any condition, which would render him/her unsuitable to hold the appointment, and must be in a state of health as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.  To satisfy this qualification, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination by the Occupational Health Nurse/Physician.  The candidate will be liable for the cost of the medical examination. 
  4. Duties The general duties of the appointment are as described in the attached Job Description. 
  5. A short list of candidates to attend before the Selection Board will be prepared by the selection Board from an examination of statements of qualifications furnished by the candidates. 
  6. The Services Manager will notify the successful candidate of the mandatory/compulsory courses/training which employees are obliged to attend.  Mandatory training, for example, manual handling, health and safety courses etc., form part of the conditions of employment along with the Organisation’s statutory obligation.   
  7. Note re Canvassing  Any attempt by candidates themselves or by any person(s) acting at their instigation directly or indirectly, by means of written communication or otherwise to canvass or otherwise influence in the candidate’s favour any member of the staff of Brothers of Charity Services South East or person nominated to interview or examine applicants, will automatically disqualify the candidates for the position they are seeking. 
**A panel may be formed for Permanent/ Temporary Part Time vacancies for the Wexford Services for a period of 6 months.
Informal enquiries are welcome to Laura Kehoe, Service Manager, Duffcarrig who's details are available on our website www.careersbocsi.ie  (Contact non  or laura.kehoe@bocsi.ie)
Closing Date for receipt of completed Applications Forms/CV’s on-line is: 5pm on 28th April 2024
Shortlisting of candidates is on the basis of the information contained in their application form & CV
Job Description 
Title:    Permanent Full time Residential Person in Charge/Team Leader (Social Care Manager Grade 1) 
Reports to:    Duffcarrig Services Manager or such other authorised person as the Employing Authority may designate. 
Accountable to:    Regional Services Manager, Wexford 
The Congregation of the Brothers of Charity is a religious voluntary organisation, founded in 1807 by Canon Peter Triest, to provide a Christian response to a variety of needs in society.   
The core values of our services have always been the dignity and humanity of each person.  How these are expressed has evolved over time with our greater understanding of the rights of all people with a disability, with the changing hopes and expectations of the individuals and families with whom we work, and with the growing expertise of all associated with our services. 
The person appointed will be pesonally responsible for the day to day operations of a designated centre through the Services Manager. He/She will ensure that this service is of a high quality, meeting the standards required by the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland- South East Region and any national bodies legislated to monitor such standards. The post holder will be required to act as the Person In Charge (PIC) for the designated centre and to ensure that the Designated Centre is in full compliance with HIQA regulations as specified in SI 366 and 367 of the Health Act 2007. The person appointed to the post should be innovative and dynamic and should report on a regular basis on the quality of service offered, identifing issues and areads which require attention or approvement  
The person appointed should be flexible in their approach to service provision and should have the ability to lead and work as a member of a team. He/she will be required to take an active part in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the Service reflect the ethos and vision of the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland – South East Region and that all co-workers are meeting the needs of the individuals supported by the Service. He/she will be required, whilst setting a personal example by attitude, conduct, practice and leadership style to carry out the duties of the post outlined hereafter. 
Subject to the agreed policies and procedures of the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland – South East Region, the person appointed shall be responsible for the following: -  
Advocacy and Rights
  • uphold and respect the human, legal and constitutional rights of individuals supported by the Brothers of Charity  Services Ireland – South East Region, recognising their uniqueness and equality, and enabling and supporting them to grow and develop, thereby achieving the highest possible level of personal autonomy;
  • ensure that individuals supported by the Services are facilitated and encouraged to develop their choice and decision making skills;
  • ensure that individuals supported by the Services are facilitated to actively participate and integrate into the community, through the use of generic community facilities;
  • ensure that individuals supported by the Services are encouraged to develop their self-advocacy skills and opportunities for involvement in advocacy;
  • foster among residential support staff respect for the tenancy rights of individuals in residences and ensure that they are consulted and in agreement with all matters in relation to their living arrangements and environment. Person Centred Support for Living:
  • ensure that the keyworker system is implemented and ensure that individuals receive a high quality, personalised service which addresses  their needs and wishes;
  • ensure that individuals are supported and facilitated in the development and implementation of their personal plan (PCP) and that the actions agreed in these plans are carried out;
  • ensure that individuals supported by the Services are supported in achieving the greatest degree of autonomy and participation possible in the management of their own health, including where possible the development of self medication skills;
  • assist and support the residential support staff to ensure that individuals have their social, educational and vocational development needs addressed by the provision of opportunities to experience different options, training, advice, instruction and support; 
Management & Leadership
  • Be responsible for the management and administration of the service to which assigned
  • promote and foster a team approach including the delegation of duties, utilizing the diverse skills and experience of all team members;
  • act as a Person in Charge (PIC) for assigned designated centres and  ensure that these centres are in full compliance with HIQA regulations as specified in SI 366 and 367 of the Health Act 2007 ;
  • act as a Person Participating in the Management of a Centre (PPIM) for assigned designated centres and  ensure that these centres are in full compliance with HIQA regulations as specified in SI 366 and 367 of the Health Act 2007 ;
  • ensure the Health Information and Quality Authority are notified in a timely manner in all matters relating to the regulation of the centre;
  • in accordance with Health Act 2007 and HIQA Regulations and Standards, ensure the legislation requirements are adhered to by continuous monitoring, inspection and audit of the designated centre;
  • as a member of the HIQA Services Team ensure the necessary requirements of the registration process are in place to achieve the Registration for the designated centres;
  • manage the recruitment, selection, induction, probation, performance and attendance of staff;
  • lead and develop the staff team in supporting the delivering of person centred services, problem solving and seeking solutions to outcomes and barriers raised in the delivery of person centred plans.
  • provide active support and assistance to the staff and where necessary to provide one to one supervision;
  • ensure that rosters for permanent and locum residential support staff are organised to provide adequate support in the service area;
  • ensure that all residential support staff take their required annual leave within the specific time frame;
  • ensure that the various policy guidelines, procedures and documentation of the organisation are made available to staff and that they are familiar with and adhere to these guidelines;
  • ensure that correct procedures are carried out in respect of grievance, disciplinary and any other relevant policies;
  • ensure that all reports, timesheets and financial statements are accurate, completed and returned on time. Assist residential support staff maintain good practice in report writing and record keeping;
  • ensure that any behaviour support plans devised for people in residence are implemented and that their implementation is documented and evaluated as requested;
  • ensure that the residences are presented in a home like fashion congruent with standards of hygiene and cleanliness, both inside and outside the properties, appropriate to community living;
  • monitor and support staff in the administration and management of medication;
  • lead, develop and participate fully with the implementation of the Team Based approach to Performance Management and the Strategic Plan;
  • deputise for the Services Manager regarding residential matters in a short-term capacity as required;
  • be available for on call situations that may arise from time to time. These times may be outside “normal” operational times. 
Money and Budgets
  • Monitor the application of the budget for each residence and report to the Services Manager on the effectiveness and efficiency of same;
  • be accountable for all monies which you may be responsible for;
  • be active in the preparation of the budget for your area of responsibility and in the prudent application of same;
  • ensure that the residents are consulted regarding the application and use of the budget;
  • ensure that all House Accounts are appropriately documented and submitted for inclusion in the main financial management system of the Brothers of Charity Services;
  • ensure that the assets of individuals are protected in line with Brothers of Charity Services Policy; 
  • Organise, attend and participate fully in meetings where all aspects the service are discussed with a view to maintaining high standards and open communication among staff and good levels of staff morale;
  • take an active role at service area meetings to ensure appropriate linkages are dynamic and synchronised between day and residential services so that the goals of individuals supported are upheld;
  • ensure that good and respectful communications and relationships are developed and maintained with;
  1. individuals supported by the Services
  2. all staff members
  3. families, visitors, and other health care professionals;
  4. residents in the immediate neighbourhoods and the local communities
  5. local service providers
  6. all services provided and supported by the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland – South East Region
  7. Statutory and voluntary groups in the area. 
Training and Development
  • Ensure that the staff assigned to the Service Area are provided with all necessary training to support and develop their skills, undertake all mandatory training as required by legislation and the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland – South East Region and liaise with the Learning & Development, Quality and Advocacy Manager in this regard;
  • facilitate attendance of Service Area staff at in service and external training if applicable and maintain records of training attended;
  • keep abreast of current developments in services for people with intellectual disabilities e.g. Personal Outcome Measures, New Directions, Time to Move on from Congregated Settings etc.;
  • attend lectures, courses, meetings as required and share information and knowledge gained with colleagues;
  • ensure the participation of staff and students in any Services orientation and induction;
  • take responsibility for identifying your own training and development needs;
  • attend mandatory courses and achieve required standard. 
Health & Safety
  • Report all matters of concern immediately to the Services Manager or in his/her absence to the Regional Services Manager, or such other person as the Employing Authority may designate;
  • identify risks, assess and document appropriately.
  • ensure that Health and Safety Audits, Fire Drills and other health and safety requirements are carried out in line with Health & Safety Policies and Procedures;
  • ensure that and all Policies and Procedures in place which support the safety of vulnerable adults are adhered to by the staff reporting to you,
  • be conversant with existing fire regulations and emergency procedures and participate in the implementation of same;
  • be conscious of health and safety matters in the workplace and, in particular, comply with employee obligations as set out under Section 9 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 and ensure that the procedures set out in the safety statement are implemented at all times. 

The Brothers of Charity Services is an equal opportunities employer