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Support Worker - Residential Respite

Dublin, Country: Ireland
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Job Description

Our Client is a not-for-profit organisation which offers a range of supports for people with autism spectrum conditions. The Support worker undertakes all daily activities and routines of the service they are working in. This includes direct support to service users, household tasks and administrative procedures.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

To encourage and motivate service-users to engage in planned activities.

Supporting the care of the service users e.g. bathing, providing a general overview of their practical needs

To promote and support independence and community integration in your approach with the service user group in line with New Directions (HSE 2012)

Take personal responsibility for learning about each service user and the way autism affects them; for ‘listening’ to the individual; and for reflecting on own practice to continuously develop their own knowledge and skills.

The Support Worker will be expected to undertake a key worker role under the guidance of a senior member of staff.

The Support Worker will be expected to work as part of a team. This includes supporting other staff members in terms of being responsible for his/her own workload, punctuality etc. All staff must attend regular staff meetings, and are to be supervised by Team Leader.

Maintain service user /organisation confidentiality at all times in line with GDPR.

Support the administration and management of medication in line with service user Kardex and Medication policy.

To liaise with families, the multidisciplinary team and other personnel as directed.

Ensure service users receive support in their daily lives, alongside the team, according to the service user’s needs and preferences. Support may include: -:

Supporting them to make appropriate choices regarding their nutritional needs.

  • Reporting any concerns regarding the service user’s welfare including health and safety issues
  • Actively encouraging and supporting leisure and meaningful activities both inside and outside of the home, in accordance with individual service user’s interests, choices and needs.
  • Adhering to all safeguarding requirements and any procedures aimed at the protection of vulnerable adults.
  • Using ‘Positive Intervention Support Planning’ to support service users in managing their own behaviours of concern
  • Understanding the importance of a service user’s working file and plans, and using these effectively and professionally to inform practice on a daily basis.
  • Recording accurately and professionally in line with national standards, Autism Initiatives requirements and the Five Point Star approach and New Directions.

Contribute to service user Future Planning Meetings (FPM) and Multi-disciplinary Team Meetings (MDT) and following up on actions and goal setting.

Carry out required Health and Safety related monitoring and reporting.

Job Type: Part-time


  • Advanced/Higher Certificate (Preferred)


  • Dublin (Preferred)


  • Drivers (Preferred)


  • English (Required)

Work remotely:

  • No
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Number of jobs: 1 hires
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Company: Budding
Company size: 1-49
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