Job Details: Enable Ireland: Respite Support Worker - Eden Lodge


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Enable Ireland: Respite Support Worker - Eden Lodge
[Enable Ireland]

WOULD YOU LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH A LEADING IRISH NATIONAL
VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION?

ENABLE IRELAND is a leading national voluntary organisation which
provides family support services for people with disabilities and
their families, in partnership with the HSE and other State and
voluntary agencies.

We require dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the
highest quality services possible to service users. We offer a
challenging career as part of our integrated team approach to
delivering services.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

WE HAVE AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR A RESPITE SUPPORT WORKER, BASED AT
OUR ENABLE IRELAND RESPITE HOUSE, EDEN LODGE, ENNIS, CO CLARE

CONTRACT STATUS: Part- Time Permanent **Apply on the website** Hours
per week

THE ROLE:

The purpose of the role to provide respite to families of children
with disabilities. The respite support service will be coordinated by
PIC, who will prioritize families to be involved in the service, who
agrees with each family the type and level of support to be provided.
The respite Support worker will be supervised by and work closely with
the PIC.
In order to provide a flexible respite support service, the Respite
Support Worker will be required to do sleepovers and work during
evenings and weekends

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

* Help create an atmosphere and which is inclusive and promotes each
child’s participation in terms of choice, and decision making and in
which each child is enabled to reach their highest level of
independence
* Providing assistance to service users in areas of personal care.
* Be familiar with the health and medical needs of each individual
and ensure that these needs are met
* Assist in implementing agreed programmes of care for each child,
ensuring that each individuals varying needs are met in a way that
promotes dignity and respect for the person
* Accompanying service user on outings/leisure activities within
their own area or within the wider community.
* Providing the parent/carer with time out to pursue his/her own
needs or to spend time with other family members.
* To work with service users, and families as agreed with the PIC.
As family needs will change from time to time, the respite Support
Worker will work closely with the PIC to ensure that the respite
support service offered meets changing family needs
* Become familiar with all Enable Ireland’s Guidelines, Policies
and Procedures and under the direction of the PIC to ensure their
implementation
* To work in accordance with Enable Ireland’s code of Practice,
Guidelines for working with children and families and other National
Policies, Guidelines and procedures as appropriate.
* Report and record any incident however minor that may happen
* Assist in the administration of medication where applicable

Please see Job Description for full list of duties

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

_ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:_

* Minimum QQI Level 5 Childcare course to include module on special
needs or Special Needs equivalent course (total 8 modules)
* 1 Year’s experience of working with children with additional
needs.
* Full clean driving license

_DESIRABLE CRITERIA:_

* Up to date Manual Handling, First Aid, Children First, ABA
Programme, PECS and LAMH, Infection control, PPE

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR WORKING WITH
OUR ORGANISATION AND HAVE THE RELEVANT EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED FOR
THE ROLE

Please download a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification
and Employment Application Form and forward the completed application
form to: Edel Godley by email **Apply on the website**

Informal Queries to Cecile Charbonnel Person in Charge (PIC) by email
at **Apply on the website**

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: **Apply on the website** Noon Monday
1st February **Apply on the website**

INTERVIEW DATE: To be confirmed

(APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE ON THE ENABLE IRELAND APPLICATION FORM
ONLY. CV’S WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)

ENABLE IRELAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

* _The post will be subject to reference checks and may be subject to
Garda vetting/police clearance, as relevant_
* _Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the
position to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not
shortlisted for interview._
* _Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from
all sections of the community._
* _The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised
position. Enable Ireland, at its discretion, reserves the right to
change this prior to appointment_

Please review the Enable Ireland’s External Data Protection Notice
available at

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Type: Permanent
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Category: Others

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