Social Care Leader


Job Description

Our Client is a well established UK care provider with several services in Ireland providing care for people with intellectual disabilities across residential and day services.  
They are currently looking to recruit a Social care Team Leader  based in North Dublin  to manage 4 staff working with service users with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour.  
The candidate will need to have a Social Care qualification and substantial experience in  social care residential work.
They will need strong leadership skills , administration and financial skills as well as an excellent working knowledge of H.I.Q.A. regulations.  
The role will pay from 33k to 41k
Please contact Peter on 065 6869300 Etx 222 or email on
TITLE OF POST: Team Leader - Full Time
REPORT TO: Manager
RESPONSIBLE FOR: A team of Support Workers
Main Purpose of the Post
The Team Leader is part of the support team whose function is to meet the practical, physical and emotional needs of individuals within the Donaghmede Children's Unit based in the Dublin area. Through a key worker system, he/she will also be responsible for the designing of individual programmes of support and co-ordinating the delivery of the package by a group of Support Workers and him/herself.
The participants within the scheme will all have a learning disability and either a mental illness and/or challenging behaviour.
Staff are expected to give respect and dignity in a challenging environment to all individuals in the project and maintain confidentiality within the organisation at all times.
1 Service Users
(i) To ensure that all work within the unit is participant focused and upholds the principles of respect, privacy, dignity, fulfilment, independence and choice.
(ii) To orientate new Service Users to the project and the community, including introduction to neighbours, if appropriate.
(iii) To plan, develop and implement individual and group programmes of support, for example, social and domestic training, personal hygiene and community living skills designed to enhance and maximise the capabilities and independence of the Service Users in the unit.
(iv) To assess Service Users in a regular and systematic basis through the completion of suitable assessment models.
(v) To participate in monitoring and reviewing individual residents. TL/DM/17.3 October 2017/WS
(vi) To establish goals on an individual and group basis so as to ensure the effective utilisation of resources by the Service Users i.e. day care, home community, voluntary and statutory agencies.
(vii) To participate in supporting the physical and personal needs of Service Users.
(viii) To ensure that menus are planned with Service Users in the project so that they receive nutritionally balanced meals, respecting the dignity and dietary requirements or preferences of each participant.
(ix) To ensure that medication is held, stored and administered in accordance with Praxis Care's Medication Policy.
(x) Due to the nature of the role, on occasion, there will be a requirement for physical intervention and manual handling.
(xi) To intervene appropriately to resolve situations arising out of challenging behaviours/mental health difficulties. This may involve an element of physical risk to the employee. Staff will be fully trained in how to deal with these situations.
2 Staff
(i) To provide effective leadership, supervision and management to Support Workers.
(ii) To co-ordinate the Support Workers input into individual programmes of Support.
(iii) To be responsible for the management of the Support Workers workloads and the identification and addressing of staff development needs.
(iv) To participate in all matters concerning discipline, grievance, untoward incidents and complaints, when required.
(v) To personally contribute towards a happy and therapeutic environment and to the workings of a caring team.
(vi) To keep detailed records of staff with regards to annual leave, time-in-lieu and sick leave.
3 Administration
(i) To plan, prioritise, monitor and evaluate the work carried out within the residential project.
(ii) To ensure that adequate records are maintained and necessary reports, including untoward/critical incidents are produced. TL/DM/17.3 October 2017/WS
(iii) To have a sound knowledge of all policies, standards and specifications of the scheme and to be able to monitor service quality through their implementation.
4 Meetings and Training
(i) To liaise appropriately with carers, other professional staff, voluntary
bodies and community groups in the furtherance of the clients needs.
(ii) To participate in conferences, courses, meetings organised / arranged by the management of Praxis Care.
(iii) Undertake training to be competent in handling/responding to the particular needs of the client group.
(iv) To assist in Support Workers attaining a FETAC award.
5 Health and Safety
(i) To be aware of and act in accordance with Praxis Care's Health and Safety Policy.
(ii) To conduct all activities in a manner which is safe to yourself and others.
6 General
(i) To participate in a formal programme of supervision.
(ii) To participate in committees/working groups, as appropriate to the duties of the post.
(iii) To liaise with the Manager on policy and matters of concern.
This job description is not definitive or restrictive and will be subject to periodic review in the light of developments.
It should be noted that the duties, designation and location of the post may be subject to changes to meet future needs of the Organisation.

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