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  • Residential Social Care Worker Tullylannan
  • Ashdale Care Ireland in Tullylannan, Leitrim Village, Ireland
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

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Residential Social Care Worker

POST: Residential Social Care Worker

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Operations Manager

REPORTS TO: Home Manager/Deputy Home Manager

Ashdale Care Ireland is the leading provider of therapeutic residential care for children in Ireland. Join our expanding team as we continue to grow every day! We have an exciting opportunity for a 'Residential Social Care Worker' .

JOB PURPOSE:

To work as a member of a residential team to create a safe and caring environment which meets the individual and group needs of the children who live there. Residential Care Workers must practice in accordance with relevant childcare legislation, national standards, and Ashdale Care (Ireland) Ltd Policies and Procedures.

About the role

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

▪ To develop appropriate professional relationships with children and parent/carers

▪ To assist in the day-to-day care and supervision of children and young people within the home including en gaging with them in activities such as... housework, maintenance of clothing, cooking and personal care.

▪ To assist with the supervision and purchase of clothing for young people, the care of furnishings and house hold equipment and undertake household and domestic duties which are appropriate to the care of young people.

▪ To accompany the children and young people, when necessary, to places of worship; holidays; outings and on other occasions.

▪ To contribute to the development of the young people, through the promotion & provision of a healthy life style.

▪ To assist in facilitating personal education plans for young people and ensure that recreational and leisure activities are organised as required.

▪ To support the young person’s development in both personal and social skills.

▪ To be sensitive to the needs of individual children/young people, taking account of race, culture, language, and religion

▪ To initiate and maintain appropriate contact with parents/carers, teachers and other professional staff and agencies acting in the best interests of the children/young people always.

▪ Establish and maintain contact with the local community and thereby facilitate the involvement of the young people in outside activities.

▪ To contribute to the multi-disciplinary assessment of resident needs and the development of appropriate care plans to meet such needs

▪ To support key workers in their work with individual children and where appropriate to undertake key worker responsibilities.

▪ To contribute to and participate in team meetings, core group meetings, Care planning meetings/ Looked After Review meetings and other meetings as required.

▪ Participate, as appropriate, in implementing the care plan and placement plan for each child and young per son in the home.

▪ Contribute to the maintenance of appropriate records particularly those detailing observations and/or as sessment of the children/young person and those required to comply with statutory requirements and Ashdale Care (Ireland) policies and procedures.

▪ Undertake duties in connection with the proper receipt, recording and safe keeping of monies and valuables within the home.

▪ To share relevant information with colleagues and managers e.g. at changeover, and team meetings.

▪ To inform line managers of any matters of concern in relation to the welfare of the children/young people including any concerns regarding the behaviour or practice of other staff.

▪ To be aware of Health and Safety at Work requirements as they pertain to this post and comply with Ashdale Care (Ireland) policies and procedures.

▪ To participate in formal supervision in accordance with Ashdale Care (Ireland) &supervision policy. ▪ To maintain confidentiality in respect of staff and children/young people always.

▪ To participate in staff training programmes as appropriate.

▪ To undertake ‘sleeping in’ duties as required.

This role involves shift work. Shifts are as follows:

• Support shifts: 8- 10 hour shift e.g. 10am-8pm or 12pm-10am.

• 18 hour Sleep in shift (Late Early, 18hr): Start at 10am-12am. Sleep in the home 12am-7am. Finishing the shift 7am-11am. Paid a separate hourly rate for the sleep in hours in addition to your contracted hours.

WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN

Competitive Pay scales for Residential Social Care Workers, starting in excess of €32,255 plus a sleep in allowance, bringing the total package up to €40,255.

As well as competitive pay scales, our benefits package includes:
• Exceptional Training Opportunities both internal and external
• Income protection
• Competitive Annual Leave entitlements
• Employee Pension Scheme
• Accelerated Social Care Leader Programme
• Management Training Programme
• Annual Appraisals
• Annual Pay Review
• Staff Care
• First Access to career opportunities as we continue to grow our services throughout Ireland

About the company

We hold a heartfelt mission to care for, protect, support, empower, inspire, and enthuse both young people and colleagues.

Ashdale Care is committed to positively transforming lives.

Required Criteria
• Ability to work in regulated activity, care for and supervise young persons
• Full clean driving license
• Flexible – willing and able to adapt to changing circumstances, shift patterns and expectations
• Level 7 qualification (degree) or above in one of the following: Social Care Social Work Health and Social Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Youth & Community Teaching Nursing Social Science Addiction Counselling Counselling / Psychotherapy Family Support Disability Studies Applied Behavioural Analysis Early Years Care
• Higher Certificate in Custodial Care (Irish Prison Service)

Desired Criteria
• Level 8 qualification (Honours degree) or above in Psychology

Skills you'll need
Tullylannan Leitrim Village County Leitrim

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