Senior Support Worker

Location Enniscorthy
Job-type Permanent
Salary €15 per hour
Reference TTM000151
THE OPPORTUNITY:
Senior Support Worker Positions - Prader Willi Centre of Excellence 

THE BACKGROUND:
At Social Care, from Resilience, we’re changing the face of support for people with intellectual, physical and sensory disability and/or Autism in Ireland. We offer progressive, one-to-one solutions geared towards the empowerment of the people we support, rather than limiting their experiences of life. We put each individual, and support of their disability, at the centre of everything we do, helping them live an involved, meaningful and empowered life and focusing not on what they can’t do, but on what they can achieve. This spirit comes to life in our client-centred, home-from-home residential centres, and in the specialist services we provide.  

This service has been designed and developed specifically to support people with Prader Willi Syndrome. We are located in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. 

This exciting innovation is the result of an extensive period of review by Resilience who, together with families and members of PWSAI have travelled to Germany, Denmark and the UK to visit and study in-depth, experienced EU PWS specialist providers. We have also had learning workshops with PWSA UK, attended the IPWSO conference, researched global best practice, consulted deeply with people with PWS and their families and built all of this learning into the creation of this specialist service.


THE RESPONSIBILITIES:
• The delivery of client care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of Support Plans;
• Ensure that practices within the service comply with Social Care’s policies and procedures, to maintain the highest standards;
• Liaise with Multi-Disciplinary Teams (‘MDTs’) when required;
• Provide support to colleagues within the team setting;
• Act as a mentor for new staff and foster a positive learning environment;
• Participate in the development and review of risk assessments and report concerns.


THE REQUIREMENTS:
• Previous experience working with children or adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disability;
• Experience working with service users with Autism and Epilepsy;
• FETAC level 5/Social Care qualification or equivalent;
• Completed or be willing to complete a Patient Manual Handling course;
• Completed or be willing to complete a Child Protection course;
• Eligibility to work in Ireland;
• A strong sense of empathy, flexibility and a team-oriented work ethic.
• Experience in working with service users with complex medical needs

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.