Social Care Assistant – Day Service Swinford, Co. Mayo Ref 2022-75 – Western Care Association – Swinford, County Mayo

Social Care Assistant – Day Service Swinford, Co. Mayo Ref 2022-75 – Western Care Association – Swinford, County Mayo

Western Care Association

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€25,529 – €38,844 a year

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Full Job Description

Social Care Assistant – Day Service

Swinford, Co. Mayo

  • Reference Number:2022-75
  • Permanent post 32.5 hours per week
  • Closing Date:August 19th, 2022

Job Brief

The successful applicant will be required to deliver on the vision for the person they are supporting. The role will involve supporting a young individual with autism and associated needs. You will be responsible for supporting this young person to:

  • Identify and implement areas of interest
  • Enhance independence skills
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Enhance coping skills
  • Develop a full and meaningful life

You will support the individual in their family home and local community. You will also advocate on behalf of the individual with regard to their individual needs and preferences and support the development of Individual Plans.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Ensuring a person-centred approach to meet the needs of the person
  • Developing an Individual Plan for the person
  • Empowering the person to achieve their identified goals in an integrated and inclusive setting
  • Promote inclusion, equality and community participation.
  • Developing relationships with participants, families, advocates and the wider community
  • Incorporating autism informed strategies into everyday life
  • Ability to implement a schedule for a person with Autism
  • Interest in connecting someone to their community
  • Self motivated and able to manage their time effectively
  • Strong communication, organisational and administration skills
  • Experience working in a person and family centered manner
  • A genuine interest and enthusiasm to stay true to the ethos of the services
  • An understanding and appreciation of equality and life quality for all people
  • Ability to problem-solve and be creative around service responses
  • Successful candidate will have experience in the area of facilitating and supporting people who have high and/or complex needs.
  • A genuine understanding and interest in working alongside people in effecting positive opportunities and change in their lives in a meaningful way.
  • The ability to listen, to see and respectfully advocate for and on behalf of the individual with regard to their needs, preferences, rights and dreams.
  • Have excellent communication skills and a clear understanding of team work with motivation to deliver high quality facilitation, working alongside individuals, their families and other disciplines
  • A strong belief in people’s rights, inclusion and equality
  • Flexibility will be required from time to time to respond to service demands
  • Working knowledge of HIQA & New Directions standards and regulations is essential
  • Good knowledge of IT skills is preferred

Qualification Details

No minimum qualificiations required for Social Care Assistant positions

Other duties involved
(Duties include but are not limited to the following)

  • Contribute to and participate in the local service planning process and the creative development and ongoing changing needs of the service
  • Provide personal care and support to service users where required
  • Ensure a safe place of work, incorporating Western Care Association’s Dignity at Work Policy and Health & Safety requirement
  • To promote safety in all environments, in line with the Association’s practices
  • Use positive approaches to support people who may have challenging behavior in line with Organisational practice

Other Requirements

  • Full clean driver’s license is essential
  • All applicants will be subject to Irish Garda Vetting & Reference checks
  • All applicants will be required to access Overseas Police Clearance if they have lived outside of the Republic ofIreland or Northern Ireland more than 6 months since the age of 18 years

Employment Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension and Life Insurance Scheme
  • Annual leave in excess of statutory entitlement
  • Sick pay scheme
  • Staff initiatives e.g. Employee Assistance Programme, Bike-to-Work Scheme
  • Dedicated learning and development
  • Flexible working opportunities

Salary Scale

Social Care Assistant Pay Scale (Scale Range €25,529 – €38,844 per annum)

This is based on full time working hours i.e. 39 per week


Applicants must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to this post and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service

Application Details

  • Please apply by current C.V., quoting Reference Number
  • Further enquiries by contacting: Martin Heneghan, Service Manager Tel: 087-1600645

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