• Support Worker Knock
  • Ashdale Care in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

jobs description

Ashdale Care provide residential homes situated in peaceful, countryside locations. We are expanding our Ashdale family and we have an exciting opportunity for a Support worker to join our fantastic team.

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Regional Manager

REPORTS TO: Home Manager/Deputy Home Manager

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

• To develop appropriate professional relationships with children.
• To assist in the day-to-day care and supervision of children and young people within the home including engaging 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 household 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 lifestyle.
• 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
• Support young people in their activities within the local community

Follow management teams guidance and direction and support the staffing teams role in assisting young people to meet their identified needs in their Care and Placement plans
• To contribute to and participate in team meetings
• Contribute to the maintenance of appropriate records particularly those detailing observations and/or assessment 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.
• shift patterns include; sleep over, day shifts and night shifts, flexibility on the rota taking into consideration preferences will be considered

This job description is not definitive or restrictive and should be regarded as providing guidelines within which the post holder will work. It will be subject to periodic review to ensure it continues to meet the future needs of ASHDALE CARE (Ireland) Ltd.

• Competitive Pay scales for Residential Social Care Workers, starting at €30,081.
• 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
• Level 6 Qualification in a Relevant Discipline
• Ability to work in regulated activity, care for and supervise young persons
• Flexible – willing and able to adapt to changing circumstances, shift patterns and expectations
• Full clean driving license

Desired Criteria

Skills you'll need
Knock County Mayo Ireland


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