Job Details: Gheel Autism Services: Social Care Worker / Autism Practitioner - Outreach Community Support Team

Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Gheel Autism Services: Social Care Worker / Autism Practitioner - Outreach Community Support Team
[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 central to 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, the design of the
service delivered.


* Access to Health Insurance
* Access to Educational Support Scheme
* Company pension with company
* contribution (including income protection and death-in-service
* Employee Assistant Programme
* Free Parking
* Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
* Up to **Apply on the website** days 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 full-time vacancy in our Community Support Service. The
required experience and qualifications are listed for the role.



An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and
experienced professional to join the north Dublin Community Support
Team based in Beaumont, Dublin 9. The Community Support Team is a
progressive values-based model of service that offers support to
people across the North Dublin Region. This is a unique service model
that aligns to the HSE Transforming Lives initiative while also
incorporating the principles of the New Directions Framework to
deliver supports that are person centred, promote community
inclusion, active citizenship and improving quality of life.

At present the team supports **Apply on the website** individuals to
live in their own private rented accommodation. The team operates on a
support model that is designed in such a way that ensures the
individual is in receipt of the right amount of support based on their
needs with an emphasis on a reduction in support over time reflecting
the progress that is made.

The team is made up of eight staff from a mixture of backgrounds
including the fields of social care and psychology. There is a high
degree of lone working involved in this role and the majority of
supports are provided on an outreach basis. Gheel invest heavily in
providing staff with the tools that they need to provide quality
supports so in this regard, the successful candidate will receive a
robust suite of training upon commencement. Following this they will
be expected to deliver autism informed evidence-based assessments with
their key people in order to develop a support plan which enables the
person to build the skills necessary to develop independence, agency
and resilience across every area of their life. A high degree of
networking and external referral work will also be part of the role as
the team have built links with other agencies so that people supported
can access specialised supports in areas such as community mental
health, education, employment, housing, social and overall well-being.

The person appointed will report to the Location Manager and will work
as an integral part of the Community Support team. This is an exciting
opportunity for the right candidate to bring their skills and talents
to Gheel during a time of growth and development.

The successful candidate will work **Apply on the website** hours per
week operating on a rolling roster which averages between **Apply on
the website** & **Apply on the website** x **Apply on the website**hr
shifts per month – overnight allowances, premium payments & annual
increments are included.


* Level 7 award in Social Care/Studies delivered by an Institute of
Technology, DIT or National University of Ireland.
* 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 a Post-graduate
qualification in Autism Studies


* A full, clean drivers licence and access to own car for travelling
to various locations.
* Excellent communication & engagement skills.
* At least one-year recent experience in the social care sector
* Ability to promote independence – supporting others to learn how
– not doing it for them
* An understanding of the New Directions Model of Service Delivery.


* Experience of supporting individuals with a diagnosis of ASD and
knowledge of Autism
* Experience of case management
* Experience of creating pathways to education, employment and
housing and supporting people along those pathways.
* Awareness of areas such as mental health, homelessness, addiction
and social disadvantage within the Irish context.


* 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
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website** per annum based on working a **Apply on the website**-hour
week. There is **Apply on the website** days annual leave per annum
with this role.

To apply for the above position please send your C.V to **Apply on the
website**. In the subject line please advise that you are applying for
COMMUNITY SUPPORT TEAM 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
Thursday, **Apply on the website**nd of April @5pm. Late applications
will not be accepted, and Garda Vetting is a requirement of the
recruitment process.

We need : English (Good)

Type: Permanent
Category: Health

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