Job Details: Gheel Autism Services: Autism Practitioner / Social Care Worker (Part-Time) – Residential Roster


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Gheel Autism Services: Autism Practitioner / Social Care Worker (Part-Time) – Residential Roster
[Gheel Autism Services]

In Gheel, we focus on supporting individuals with autism through their
life journey and enabling them to have fulfilling life experiences,
while having autonomy and control over their choices and decisions.
Gheel Autism Services provides a wide range of services for adults
with autism including day and vocational opportunities, outreach
support and a variety of supported living options. Across our services
we consider how each person thinks, learns, and processes information
to develop a personalised plan of support. Considering individuals
strengths and motivations, we enable people to obtain outcomes which
are meaningful to them. Our committed practitioners receive regular
training, and they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to
enable each individual to have positive and meaningful life
experiences. All staff are involved in changing the culture of
supporting people into a more inclusive, independence focused style of
support – where people are encouraged to be partners in, not
recipients of their service delivery.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

* Access to Health Insurance
* Access to Educational Support Scheme
* Company Pension with company contribution (including income
protection and death-in-service benefits)
* Employee Assistance Programme
* Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
* Up to **Apply on the website** days of annual leave
* Bike to Work Scheme
* Training and Development (CPD)
* Option to join the Health Service Credit Union

Due to the on-going expansion of our service, we currently have the
following vacancy to provide respite.

RESIDENTIAL VACANCY

AUTISM PRACTITIONER / SOCIAL CARE WORKER – RESIDENTIAL ROSTER –
PERMANENT, PART-TIME 0.**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** WTE, DUBLIN 6

This vacancy will consist of one **Apply on the website**-hour shift
every Friday to provide a respite service for an individual we support
through Day Services. However, flexibility will be required if the
needs of the service user change. The shift will start in Milltown
every Friday @**Apply on the website**:**Apply on the website**pm and
will finish the following day @**Apply on the website**:**Apply on the
website**pm in Milltown. The respite will take place in Kilshanroe in
North Kildare. A Gheel vehicle will be used when travelling to and
from Kilshanroe.

The successful candidates for this position will act as a strong role
model, demonstrate a commitment to developing a person-centred culture
and provide the people we support with emotional support while
contributing positively to their health and wellbeing.

Gheel Autism Services provides supported living services across Dublin
and North Kildare. With this type of support the emphasis is on the
development of skills for independent living, recognising individual
goals and aspirations and enabling people to be active participants in
their local community. The support is provided in line with the
individual needs and choices of the person, based on assessment of
social, personal and healthcare needs. Staff have the opportunity to
work on skill development in context, building capacity for
interdependence in community and social networks. In addition, we
enable adults to develop essential everyday skills such as: money
management, self-care, laundry, general housekeeping and cooking
skills.

A full, clean driving licence is required for this position.

_ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR AUTISM PRACTITIONER/SOCIAL CARE WORKER
POSTS:_

A summary of the requirements for this post is as follows:

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POST:

* Level 7 award in Social Care/Studies delivered by an Institute of
Technology, DIT or National University of Ireland
Or/
* A relevant qualification received outside the State recognised by
NARIC as equivalent to the Irish Level 7 award.
Or/
* Relevant third level qualification at degree level i.e. social
work, psychology, and/or allied health.
Or/
* Post-graduate qualification in Autism Studies

SALARY SCALE: Successful candidates will be paid in line with **Apply
on the website** HSE revised consolidated Social Care Worker pay scale
point 1; €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website** –
point **Apply on the website**; € **Apply on the website**,**Apply
on the website** per annum based on working a **Apply on the
website**-hour week.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE FOR AUTISM PRACTITIONER/SOCIAL CARE WORKERS:

* At least one-year recent experience in the social care/disability
sector
* Experience of dealing with safeguarding and welfare
responsibilities and responding appropriately to any concerns.
* Experience in the management of challenging behaviour
* Ability to promote independence.
* Commitment to the values of Gheel and the philosophy of
independent living.
* An understanding of the social model of disability.
* Be a mindful reflective professional.
* Experience of supporting individuals with a diagnosis of ASD.
* Demonstrated experience to meet tight deadlines.

To apply for this position please send your C.V to **Apply on the
website**. In the subject line please state, ‘Respite vacancy’.
Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the evidence
outlined in their C.V. The closing date for receipt of all completed
applications is **Apply on the website**st of January @ 5pm. Late
applications will not be accepted.

_Garda vetting is a requirement of the recruitment process._


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Type: Permanent
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Category: Health

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