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Support Worker

Open Position / Community

Job Title: Support Worker

Location: Reach Deaf Supported Living Service

Salary/Hours: €32,000 per Annum, 35 hour per week

Duration: Permeant, subject to Garda vetting and 6-month probationary period

This is an exciting time to be involved in our organisation as we transition people from a Residential Service to their own homes in the community. Reach Deaf Services is committed to ensuring that the people in our service are empowered to live the best life possible. We are recruiting to ensure that the right staff are in place, prepared, trained, and ready to support people as they transition to their new homes. We are hugely committed to investing in our staff and provide a very generous training package.

Reach Deaf Services are seeking Support Workers to provide support to the people who live in their own homes in our community service.  Our vision is to support people to live an inclusive life with equal opportunities empowering each person to shape and direct their future.

The successful candidates will support and facilitate individuals to transition from the residential to their own homes and support them to develop and hold valued social roles in the community.

This position can include some evenings, sleepovers and weekends. The rate of pay is €32,000 per annum to include one weekend per month and inclusion on an on call roster. Additional Sundays and Bank Holidays are paid at double time. You will be working as part of a team with opportunity to have dedicated key working hours to support people to develop skills they need for life in the community.

Skills and Experience

We are looking for a new Team member with innovation, excellent communication skills, a record of accomplishment of involvement in their local community, flexibility and creativity.   This person will be expected to support people in their everyday life whilst supporting them around interests of their choosing and continuing to explore new areas of interest with them.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Level 5 in Social Care, Community Care, Disability Studies  Applied Social Studies,  Health Care or appropriate equivalent
  • FETAC Level 4 – Irish Sign Language desirable or willingness to achieve within two years. The organisation will fund the cost of the training for Level 3 and 4.

Professional Knowledge

  • Knowledge of supporting a person to transition from Residential settings to the community.
  • Knowledge of Residential Care legislation including HIQA’s National Standards for Residential Service for Children and Adults with Disabilities, and others as applicable
  • Previous experience of safeguarding adults from Abuse
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of adults with disabilities
  • Previous experience in supporting adults in a residential setting
  • Willingness to undertake further education

What we Offer

  • Rewarding and flexible working environment, with excellent support from a network of Team Leaders and Managers
  • Set rosters and regular work hours
  • Competitive rates of pay + Travel Expenses
  • Induction and continued training programme to upskill in areas such as Social Role Valorisation, Positive Behavior Support, Medication Management, Mental Health and various other areas required to enable you to have the necessary skills in supporting people to lead self-directed lives.
  • 22 days holidays, Maternity Benefit, Excellent Pension Package, Employment Support Programme and opportunities for career progression

If this exciting opportunity sparks your interest, please contact us

Any interested applicants should forward their CV and a short covering letter stating their suitability by email to recruitment@reachdeafservices.ie

If you require further details on this role, please contact Kristina Harris directly at KHarris@reachdeafservices.ie

All offers of employment are subject to Garda Vetting.

Kristina Harris
HR Generalist
Reach Deaf Services

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