We would like to invite applications for the following permanent, 39 hour position, in Irish Wheelchair Association, Lucan.

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 Lucan 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 €26,000 to €31,800 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 Tuesday 11th August 2020.


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