Community Support Worker

Workforus (Galway, Ireland) 7 days ago

A commitment to living the organisational values of Team work,

Dignity, Justice, Advocacy and Quality

Are you looking for a role in a challenging, yet extremely rewarding environment? Do you have the compassion and the strength of character to help people with disabilities, live independent lives? We are Rehabcare, the health and social care division of the Rehab Group. We deliver quality, client focused, services. We are looking for a Community Support Worker to join our team. You will promote the development of independent living skills, while you assist our service users in their day-to-day tasks. Their safety and wellbeing will be your utmost priority at all times. You will nurture their ability to make their own choices and support them every step of the way, as they reach their full potential. You will be a champion of dignity, empathy and inclusion for all people with disabilities, within the community.

Community Support Worker

Galway Oasis Day and Outreach Service

Permanent, 22.5 hours

Your normal working week will be 22.5 hours, Monday to Sunday. Additional hours available.

Job Purpose
To assist in the delivery of individualized community support packages to a number of clients with intellectual, physical and or mental health disability some of whom may present with behaviours’ that challenge.  Supporting clients in their community and some in their own home, working towards optimising their social, psychological, intellectual, domestic, community living and daily living functioning

Minimum Education & Skills required

  • QQI level 5 in Health & Social Care or equivalent.   

  • Experience of working 1:1 in the community   

  • Understanding and knowledge of intellectual, physical and or mental health disability.

    Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • To plan, develop, implement, monitor and review appropriate educational, recreational and occupational programs within the community. 

  • Liaise with the Programme Supervisor through regular meetings, reviews and daily contact to uphold the values of Social Role Valorisation.

  • Develop a community profile that reflects the individual’s interests and assets through researching the local area and making contacts to find valued roles for the individual.

    Additional requirements
  • Full Clean Driving Licence and access to a car for business purposes is required

  • To promote and be actively involved in teamwork at all times.

  • To liaise with families, the multidisciplinary team and other personnel as directed by the Community Services Manager

  • To maintain a basic knowledge of first aid/personal care and to implement good hygiene practices.

Staff Benefits

  • Company Pension Scheme

  • Paid maternity leave

  • Paid paternity leave

  • 27 days annual leave

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Tax saver travel scheme 

  • Income protection


These duties and responsibilities are a reflection of the present service requirements and may be subject to review and amendment to meet the changing needs of the services.

The Rehab Group is an equal opportunities employer

Closing date: 30/04/2021

Relief contracts also available

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