Young Adult Support Worker - North Dublin
We would like to invite applications for the following 12 month Fixed Term, Part-Time, 20 hour position, in Clontarf, Dublin 3
Young Adult Support Worker
As a Young Adult Support Worker, you will be expected to support the delivery of services to the School Leavers Service participants with physical disabilities as part of Irish Wheelchair Association’s services based in Clontarf Resource Outreach Centre.The objectives of our services are to provide pathways for people with disabilities to participate fully in the community, by means of establishing developmental, personal and social inclusion programmes.
This will include supporting individual young adults to identify and work towards their personal goals, and to facilitate a range of activities, such as training workshops, personal development work, day trips and social activities, and linking with services and facilities within individuals’ local communities. You will be also required to undertake and ensure the execution of such other tasks/duties as deemed necessary to the successful implementation of young adult services. Close liaison is required with the RT and School Leaver Service Support Officers and Rehabilitative Training team and ROC Coordinators and team.
Training, Experience and Qualifications
A minimum of 5 modules completed of QQI level 5 (Major Award) in Health Care Support or similar qualification is essential.
QQI Major Awards that are deemed relevant to IWA are:
Community & Health Services (to include minor components Safety & Health at Work and Care Provision & Practice)
Health Service Skills (to include minor components in Workplace Statutory Policies & Procedures and Care Skills and Care Support)
Health Care Support (to include minor components Safety & Health at Work and Care Skills and Care Support)
Youth Work (no specific minor components required)
Knowledge and Skills
Previous experience of developing and delivering projects or programmes
Previous experience of working with people with disabilities is required
Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety regulations, as well as transport safety and standards of use is essential
Previous experience of driving transit vans to transport people with disabilities, or a willingness to do so, would be an advantage
Good organisational skills
Remuneration & Benefits
Salary range for this position is €12.78 to €14.14 per hour DOE
Excellent working conditions
Training & development opportunities
25 days annual leave pro rata
Access to group VHI & HSF Health Cash Plans
Employee Assistance Programme
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 5th August 2020.
IWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER