Job Title & Grade:
Social Care Worker– ID/ABI Residential Services
Social Care Lead / Nurse / Person In Charge
Purpose of Post
The primary objective of this post is to provide care and support through a person-centred approach which meets the practical, physical and emotional needs of service users, with an Intellectual Disability/ABI/Autism.
To assist persons with a disability with residential, training and day service activities to achieve their highest level of functioning to maintain independence and/or to improve skills that will make them more independent.
The Social Care Worker will also be responsible to co-ordinate the shift whilst on duty and for the supervision of other staff under his/her direction.
The Social Care Worker may be placed in residential services where they will be required to work collaboratively as part of a MDT in service delivery to residents. They will report directly to the Social Care Lead/Nurse/Person in Charge.
Essential Qualifications and Experience
Candidates must meet the following criteria on the closing date:
Special Skills and Competencies
Professional Knowledge & Experience
Communication & Interpersonal
Can speak clearly, fluently and in a compelling manner to both individuals and groups. Adapts communication style to suit audience. Writes in a clear and concise manner, using appropriate templates, style and language for the reader. Establishes, maintains and concludes therapeutic interpersonal relationships with services users/residents and other stakeholders. Is able to build rapport quickly with others.
Adaptability & Reliability
Able to react effectively at short notice to changing circumstances. Willing to accept advice and suggestions from others and to learn from experience by changing own behaviour. Demonstrates a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job.
Problem solving and Initiative
Builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand by drawing on their knowledge and experience base, and calling on other resources as necessary. A bias for taking action; the ability to think ahead of the current situation, particularly before problems or crisis occur.
Quality and Person Centredness
Demonstrates eagerness to understand service user/resident needs. Views the service user/resident as central to the delivery of every day service through consistent understanding, tolerance, care, support and empathy while promoting empowerment, independence and choice. Determined to offer a quality service through the achievement of goals and quality standards.
Leadership and Accountability
Manages performance to deliver team goals. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Promotes confidence and positive attitude while influencing others to follow a common goal. Demonstrates accountability for leading, directing, monitoring and evaluating work that is provided by all employees.
Scope of Practice
Is educated, competent and has the authority to perform the full range of roles, functions, responsibilities and activities, required of his/her profession in Ireland. Accepts responsibility for ensuring that his/her professional practice and conduct meet the standards of the professional, ethical and relevant legislative and regulation requirements. Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining, enhancing and extending their knowledge, expertise and competence throughout their professional career.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the overall direction of the Social Care Lead / Nurse / Person in Charge, the Social Care Worker will be responsible for the following, ensuring privacy, dignity and respect of persons with a disability.
Person Centred Planning
Health and Safety
Record and Financial Management
Training and ongoing development
This job description is a guide to the general range of duties assigned to the position holder. It is intended to be neither definitive, nor restrictive and is subject to periodic review.
As part of the recruitment process we will keep your application and the personal data contained therein for a period of 12 months. Please inform us when applying for a position with the Talbot Group if you do not wish to have your information retained for this period.
To apply for this role or to request a copy of the job specification, please contact Amanda McKnight, HR – email@example.com