Support Worker Relief Panel REF EIJB0057 | Enable Ireland

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Enable Ireland is a leading national voluntary organisation which provides essential services for over 5,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families.

We require dedicated employees, with a flexible and adaptable approach, to help support our work with children and adults with disabilities in Ireland.  


Support Worker Relief Panel REF EIJB0057

Location: Cork
Contract Type:
Support Worker Relief Panel REF EIJB0057
We currently have a number of exciting opportunities for Relief Support Workers located at Enable Ireland, Adult Residential Service – Cork.  ** Please note that whilst current vacancies are in our Residential Service, hours may become available in our Day Service (Little Island) and also our Respite house (Ladysbridge)**
The Role: 
To provide a safe, homely environment to adults who are resident in Enable Ireland community homes.  To work with the service users to meet their identified needs.
As a member of the team and through a person centred approach you will work with service users accessing residential services. Duties will include the delivery of intimate and personal care, housekeeping and social support.
The successful candidate will have: 

Essential Criteria: 

Under the direction of the Social Care Leader/CNM1 or Designate:
Help create an environment which is home like and which promotes each person’s participation in terms of choice and decision making and in which each person is enabled to reach their highest level of independence.
Assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of individual service user plans that meet identified needs in ways which promote dignity and respect for the person.
Work to ensure that in so far as they wish to, each person is enabled to participate in day-to day activities and in leisure activities both in the home and in the local community which reflect their choice and interest.
Support each person is enabled to carryout therapy, education, etc, in the home setting as requested.
Providing assistance in areas of intimate personal care
Work with and under the direction of nurse to deliver planned nursing care if appropriate
Work to meet the lifestyle needs of users is identified such as diet, religious observance etc as appropriate.
Support the residents in representing the house at neighbourhood and community levels as appropriate
Support user’s involvement in the local community e.g accompanying service users on outings/ leisure activities within their own neighbourhood or within their wider community
Support staff will work with individual users in a range of settings community settings.  At all times the staff will take the lead responsibility in ensuring the safety of users.
If required and agreed work family and carers in a sensitive manner and to an appropriate level.
Participate in domestic tasks as required.
Support the service user in the role of a keyworker as required.

Desirable Criteria: 

Possess a full clean driving license. A ‘D’ or ‘D1’ license an advantage Or Be prepared to obtain a ‘D’ or ‘D1’ license
Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of residential respite 
Experience of working with adults with disabilities desirable.
Experience of working within a residential/respite setting an advantage.
We would love to hear from you if you have a passion for working with our organisation and have the relevant experience/skills required for the role.
To apply download an application form/job description/person specification form below and forward applications to or alternatively by post to:
Maria Moran
Administration Manager
Enable Ireland
Lavanagh Centre
 (Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland Application Form only. CV’s will not be accepted)
Closing date for applications is Friday February 23rd at 12 Noon 
Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer. 
The post will be subject to reference checks and may be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance, as relevant
Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.
The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised position.  Enable Ireland, at its discretion, reserves the right to change this prior to appointment

Related Resources

2018 02 08 Support Worker Job Description

2018 02 08 Support Worker Person Specification

Employment Application Form