Support Worker


Job Description

Our Client one of Ireland's largest voluntary organisations have immediate vacancies on a Locum basis for experienced Healthcare Assistants and Social Care Workers with experience working with clients presenting with Autism in the Kinnegad, Westmeath area.  
There are full time and part time hours for successful candidates
Fast track your application today by emailing your CV to Shane:  
The people we support are at the heart of all we do and we are one of the leading organisations in Ireland that provide staff to services where person centred approaches and person centred thinking is at the forefront of an organisations goals.  
We are looking to hire suitable candidates on a full time and part time capacity for a service based in the Kinnegad area of Westmeath.  
The challenging yet rewarding roles will involve the following:  
- Responsibility to work as part of a team to assist service users to lead a full life as contributing members in the services and out in the community  
- Work as part of the team with the line manager in ensuring that service objectives are met and reviewed so as to maintain, improve and develop the service  
- Promote the involvement, consultation and participation with the young people in all activities  
- To manage risk in a systematic way that is embedded in a culture of safety, welfare and quality of life for residents  
- To support the young people to have an enjoyable and fulfilling life  
- Providing a clean, safe and healthy environment for all  
- Assisting with movement/transfers and personal care plans as specified in the Care Plan e.g. using hoist, showering, bathing, toileting when required  
- Ensuring relevant records within the unit are kept up to date  
- FETAC 5 in Health/Social Care for Healthcare Assistant roles  
- Social Care level 7 degree  for Social Care Workers  
- Have previous experience in a caring/support/ monitoring role working with children and adults in care who present with Autism  
- Have the ability to interact successfully on a one to one basis with clients of various backgrounds & disabilities  
- Willing to complete necessary training where required – this may include MAPA, Safe guarding vulnerable adults, child protection and fire safety  
- Knowledge of HIQA standards  
- Have fluent written and spoken English and excellent report writing skills  
- Be flexible to cover a range of shift patterns that may include day, night and sleepover shifts   

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