Social Care Assistant – Day Services, Bohola, Co Mayo Ref 2022-69 – Western Care Association – County Mayo

Social Care Assistant – Day Services, Bohola, Co Mayo Ref 2022-69 – Western Care Association – County Mayo

Western Care Association

Job details

€25,529 – €38,844 a year

Job type

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Life insurance
Sick pay

Full Job Description

Social Care Assistant x3

Day Services, Bohola (initial base), Co. Mayo

  • Permanent: 30 hours per week
  • Reference Number: 2022-69
  • Closing Date: August 14th, 2022

Job Brief

The successful applicant will be required to deliver on the vision for individuals they are supporting. You will work directly to support them gain valued social roles in their lives and participate in meaningful creative activities through developing appropriate supports. You will also advocate on behalf of the individual with regard to their individual needs and preferences and support the development of an Individual Plan.

Qualification Details

No minimum level required for Social Care Assistant positions

Candidate Requirements

  • Ensuring a person-centred approach to service delivery based on the priorities for each individual
  • Ensuring each person supported receives a high quality, safe service, based on each person’s assessed needs
  • An understanding and appreciation of equality and life quality for all people
  • Developing and building relationships with services users, families, advocates and the wider community
  • Knowledge of New Directions
  • 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
  • Flexibility will be required from time to time to respond to individuals needs

Other duties involved
(duties included 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 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 of Ireland 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: Mary Forkan, Area Manager Tel: 087-2582830

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