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Brothers of Charity Services
South East

South East - Vacancies

Temporary Part-Time

Support Worker

Kilkenny, Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland

Qualifications and Particulars of Employment
Locum Relief Support Worker (Care Assistant Grade)
1. This post is locum relief to cover on an “if and when” required basis.  Compulsory Retirement age is 70.
2. Qualifications and Experience
         The successful candidate must:
  • Have a third level qualification relevant to the provision of services to individuals with intellectual disabilities or at a minimum a QQI Level 5 major award
  • Or
  • One year completed of an ongoing relevant third level qualification relevant to the provision of services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Relevant experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities/austim is desirable.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Have the ability to listen and respond to the needs of people who use services.
  • Have the ability to be innovative and creative and work on one’s own initiative.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Possess a full clean manual driving licence
      Experience of working as a member of a team is essential.
3. Remuneration   
Salary Scale: (pro rata)
€30,755 ; €31,874; €33,396; €33,901; €34,719; €36,309; €38,017; €38,612; €40,095; €41,204; €42,108; €43,123; €43,909 LSI
All new entrants to the Public Service will start at the first point of this scale
* Successful candidates are required to submit all documentary evidence outlining any relevant experience within 3 months of your starting date.  Failure to produce this will mean that you only receive any incremental credit (if applicable) from the date of submission of documents.
4. Starting and finishing times will be notified to, and agreed with, the appointee from time to time by the Team Leader/Services Manager.  You may be required to work days/evening/weekends/waking over or sleepovers as part of this role.
5. 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.
6. Duties
The general duties of the appointment are as described in the attached Job Description.
7. 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.
8. The Team Leader/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. 
9. 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.
Visit our website at https://careers.brothersofcharity.ie/Vacancies  for more information.
Shortlisting of candidates is on the basis of the information contained in their application form & CV
Post:  Locum Relief Team Member (Care Assistant Grade)
  • QQI Level 5 Major Award
  • A full Clean Manual Driving Licence

  • First Aid
  • ECDL or equivalent proficiency
  • Challenging Behaviour Course
  • Manual Handling
  • Experience of completing effective reports
  • Experience of team approach to service provision

  • Experience of supporting people with challenging behaviour
  • Experience of working as a “key worker”
  • Experience of working with people with high support needs
  •  Experience of working with adults with varying degrees of intellectual disabilities
  • Knowledge of needs of adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Understanding of Health & Safety
  • Knowledge of the Ethos of Brothers of Charity
  • Good understanding of socialisation and recreational needs of people who use the services.
  • Knowledge of working effectively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Personal Outcomes Measures
  • Team Based Performance Management
  • Knowledge of Brothers of Charity Services
  • Crisis Intervention Techniques
  • Advocacy
  • Approaches to Challenging Behaviour
  • Knowledge of current trends in intellectual disabilities services e.g. Rights Based approach to Service Provision
  • An understanding of support needs of people with Autism.
  • Knowledge of how to support people who use services to achieve personal outcomes
  • To work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to listen and respond to the needs of people who use services
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use initiative to work without supervision
  • Competent report writer/record keeper
  • Excellent house keeping skills
  • Computer skills
  • Multi-sensory techniques
  • Budget planning
  • Safe administration of medication
  • Adest Filing System
  • Excel Computer Skills

  • Flexible, adaptable to change
  • Appreciation of the needs of people with intellectual disabilities
  • Competent and  positive
  • Willing and available to attend further training
  • Excellent understanding of Confidentiality
  • Willingness to take responsibility when necessary
  • Confident friendly manner
  • Ability to create social capital

The Brothers of Charity Services is an equal opportunities employer