Job Details: West Limerick Independent Living: Service Coordinator


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
West Limerick Independent Living: Service Coordinator
SERVICE COORDINATOR

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Service Coordinator is responsible for providing Personal Support
Services to individuals with disabilities and others who require
assistants and support in their homes. Personal Support Services aim
to support the self-care needs as well as the home and community
living needs of an individual. The specific service will depend on the
extent the individual wants to direct the service.

SCOPE

The Service Coordinator provides and coordinates individualised care
and support to people with disabilities and others so that they may
continue to live in their homes and in the community. Personal Support
Services may include transportation, house cleaning, personal care,
providing meals, personal hygiene, and other health and wellness
related activities.

The Service Coordinator is also responsible for managing and
administering the Personal Support Service. The Coordinator will
maintain confidential client files, prepare and present reports and
information as required. The Service Coordinator will manage and
distribute resources effectively, and will ensure that all Care and
Assistance is provided in a caring and respectful way in keeping with
all relevant policies and procedures of West Limerick Independent
Living and relevant Care Standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. ADMINISTER THE PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICE PROGRAM IN ORDER TO ENSURE
THAT THE PROGRAM IS DELIVERED IN AN APPROPRIATE, CARING AND RESPECTFUL
MANNER.

Main Activities

* Ensure that care is provided according to all relevant policies,
procedures and regulations
* Ensure that Personal/Care Assistants are trained to administer the
required care
* Monitor and evaluate all tasks of the Personal/Care Assistants and
the program
* Monitor supplies and resources
* Identify persons requiring Personal Support Service and client
needs
* Make recommendations for changes and improvements to the program,
as required
* Schedule work assignments with regard to Personal/Care Assistants
training and experience
* Discuss any concerns with the Manager

2. COORDINATE CASE MANAGEMENT

Main Activities

* Coordinate appropriate care including other community resources, as
required
* Establish and maintain a current, accurate, confidential client
reporting system
* Provide information to other health care professionals, as
required
* Consult with family members and other supports to ensure that care
is on-going and that all client needs are identified and met

3. PROVIDE INDIVIDUALIZED PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICE

Main Activities

* Provide Personal Support Service to people with disabilities, and
others in the community with identified needs
* Provide Personal Support Service including general housekeeping,
personal hygiene and transport clients to appointments and activities
* Organize time and resources based on budgets the individual needs
of clients
* Manage any unanticipated events or unstable situations

4. COORDINATE COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS

Main Activities

* Encourage clients and families to be involved in care, if
appropriate
* Encourage clients and families to take responsibility for care, if
appropriate
* Liase with all family, medical and other resources, as required
* Advocate on behalf of clients for additional service and
resources, as required
* Establish and maintain current, accurate, confidential files for
each client
* Educate clients, families and support systems about the Personal
Support Service Program –what can be provided and when to access
other resources

5. PERFORM OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE

The Personal Support Service Coordinator requires knowledge of:

* client assessment
* proper home care techniques including house cleaning, feeding and
personal hygiene
* appropriate Personal Support Service interventions
* services and resources in the community
* staff and program management and evaluation
* all relevant legislation, policies and practices
* first aid, health and safety and CPR

SKILLS

The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:

* team building skills
* supervisory skills
* analytical and problem solving skills
* decision making skills
* effective verbal and listening communications skills
* stress management skills
* time management skills
* human resources management skills
* administrative skills
* strong interpersonal skills
* conflict resolution skills
* well-developed organizational skills
* excellent communication skills
* demonstrate good decision making in dealing with safety and other
medical issues

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTE

The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the
duties of Personal/Care Assistant Worker.

The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

* possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
* demonstrate sound work ethics
* be consistent and fair
* be compassionate and understanding
* be flexible, adaptable and able to work effectively in a variety
of settings
* respect cultural differences
* work independently with little supervision
* work effectively as a member of a team

WORKING CONDITIONS

_Physical Demands_
The Coordinator will often do on-site call outs to the client’s home
and must encourage clean, safe care to eliminate the possibility of
infection or cross contamination between clients, personal/care
assistants, family members and/or themselves.

_Environmental Conditions_
The Service Coordinator spends some time in their office, and some
time in client’s homes. The Coordinator may be dealing with service
users with potentially infectious conditions. They must be extremely
careful to ensure that all care and activities are completed safely so
as to ensure the safety of all clients, staff and themselves. The
Service Coordinator may be required to drive in winter conditions and
make visits during periods of cold temperatures

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and
level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They
are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and
activities required of the position.

CONTRACT LENGTH: **Apply on the website** months
APPLICATION DEADLINE: **Apply on the website**/**Apply on the
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EXPECTED START DATE: **Apply on the website**/8/**Apply on the
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JOB TYPES: Full-time, Temporary, Contract

To apply for this post please forward a detailed CV and cover letter
via e-mail to **Apply on the website** or by post to Manager, West
Limerick Independent Living Ltd., Sheehan’s Road, Newcastle West,
Co. Limerick.

All successful candidates will be subject to vetting by the Garda
Vetting Unit.

_WEST LIMERICK INDEPENDENT LIVING LTD. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
EMPLOYER_


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Type: Permanent
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