Permanent

Limerick Community Services

BROTHERS OF CHARITY SERVICES IRELAND
LIMERICK REGION


Applications are invited for the following positions:

SOCIAL CARE WORKER

PERMANENT FULL TIME CONTRACT


LOCATION:

LIMERICK CITY AND ENVIRONS
WEST LIMERICK (Newcastle West)

Essential   
  • QQI Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies (Disability)  - Open Training College; 
  • Level 7 award in Social Care/Studies delivered by an Institute of Technology, DIT or National University of Ireland; 
  • Other relevant third level social/healthcare qualification may be considered i.e. Nursing, Psychology, Youth and Community, Social Work, Social Sciences, Disability Studies
  • Possess a Full Clean Drivers Licence.  Requirement to display an “N” plate is permissible
  • Knowledge of Person Centered Planning
  • Excellent report writing and organisational skills
  • Display a good working knowledge of HIQA regulations and standards
  • Demonstrate initiative, good interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Flexibility required to work within different service area locations
Desirable
  • Minimum 12 months experience in a relevant setting
The usual shift pattern rosters staff to work over a 7 day fortnight.  This includes sleepover shifts and every second weekend from Friday evening to Monday
morning.




 
Short listing of applications may apply
Canvassing will disqualify
Panels may be formed as a result of the interview process.  Candidates who are placed on a panel will be considered for subsequent vacancies, for a period of up to one year, for this grade.  These vacancies could be for permanent,  part time, relief hours, fixed term or temporary positions.
The Brothers of Charity Services Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer
 
BROTHERS OF CHARITY SERVICES IRELAND
LIMERICK REGION
JOB SPECIFICATION – SOCIAL CARE WORKER
Position:                                    Social Care Worker

Location:                                   Limerick City & County

Reporting Relationship:       Area Manager (or designate)

Remuneration:
Salary Scale (pro rata)


€33,630, €35,069, €36,840, €38,137, €39,447, €40,764, €42,101, €43,460, €44,809, €46,181, €47,561, €47,561, €47,561, €48,465 LSI


All new entrants to the Public Service will start at the first point of the above salary scale

Role Description
The position requires a high degree of understanding and commitment to the residents and to the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Limerick Region.  The prime consideration at all times must be for the welfare and well being of the residents. This position requires a high degree of professionalism.

Confidentiality with regard to residents and staff is most important.


The Social Care Worker must have the ability to live with people with an intellectual disability and must believe that the person has the right to live and participate in the community equally with other people.  While various levels of support are available to the social care staff the person will, in most cases, be working on their own in the residents’ house.


The Social Care Worker, in co-operation with the Area Manager and the Person In Charge will be responsible for the overall growth and direction of people supported by the services, working by the ethos of the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Limerick Region.


The person appointed must be highly responsible and reliable, be competent in household management and have the ability to create and maintain a homely and supportive environment. 


The position requires a maturity enabling the person to resolve conflict and have the ability to understand and empower people with sometimes quite divergent points of view. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • To be responsible for training, assisting, supervising and monitoring personal development of residents in the following areas:-

Budgeting, laundry, meal planning and preparation, household cleaning, creating shopping lists, shopping, yard and lawn maintenance, interpersonal skills, developing
relationships, personal appearance, hygiene, time management, social skills and communication skills.
 
  • To assist people supported by the services to participate in community events
  • To work with people supported by the services to achieve their lifestyle plans, with an individual focus.
  • To encourage the development of individual friendships for household members and support each person to share with the other residents and their community his/her talents, ideas, feelings, desires and aspirations.
  • To respond practically to the physical, recreational, leisure, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of each resident.
  • To foster a spirit of welcome for all who come to the community home e.g. people supported by the services, families, neighbours and guests.
  • To hold meetings in the home and ensure that decisions are arrived at in a spirit of co-operation and to empower people supported by the services to speak up for themselves to make their own decisions and choices.
  • To ensure birthdays and days of special importance to people supported by the services are celebrated and that special seasonable celebrations take place.
  • To arrange annual holidays and weekend breaks for people supported by the services.
  • To arrange medical, dental, optical, auditory appointments for people supported by the services, when required.
  • To ensure that people supported by the services monies are accounted for and recorded as appropriate.
 
  • To maintain people supported by the services files and to collect and record relevant data e.g. personal issues into people supported by the services file, incident reports, monthly reports and annual reports.
  • To attend meetings as required, including case conferences, house meetings, supervision and staff meetings.
  • To work closely with members of the multi-disciplinary team and other colleagues in the organisation.
  • To comply with the guidelines, policies and procedures of the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland.
  • To be responsible for household finances and to maintain household accounts.
  • To ensure all fire, health and safety regulations are adhered to.
  • To liaise with outside agencies as appropriate.
  • To carry out driving duties as required.
  • To attend training when required.

You are required to establish and maintain relationships with the individuals who use our services that are based on respect and equality and that promote their independence.
 
  • To carry out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director of services.
  • You must hold a Full Clean Driving Licence as you are required to be willing and able to drive a vehicle with up to 8 passenger seats and up to 3,500kg.

Updated Sept 2019