2019.07.02 Adult Support Worker - EIJB0314 | Enable Ireland

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Enable Ireland is a leading national voluntary organisation which provides essential services for 7,500 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.  


2019.07.02 Adult Support Worker - EIJB0314

Location: Limerick
Contract Type: Permanent part time

We have an exciting opportunity for Adult Support Worker Part Time Permanent Contract 25 HPW

Overall Purpose of the Post:
To provide opportunities for people with disabilities to develop a range of options in the areas of training, employment and greater inclusion in the community generally.
The service is one which is based on the promotion of dignity, respect and the development of choice for those who use the service.
Supporting individual service users to participate in the various programmes and activities within the service.
Working through a Person-Centred approach and in line with Enable Ireland’s code of practice, policies & procedures.

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities:

• Assisting service user’s with their personal care needs and any other individual needs that may arise, including the administration of medication, working in accordance with Enable Ireland’s policies and procedures.

• Provide assistance to service users with centre based day to day activities and Programmes. 

• Assisting and supporting individuals in a community setting, including some lone working.  This can involve assisting people to access various employment settings, educational and/or social/leisure facilities within their own community. Driving service users on Enable Ireland transport or other transport to and from the service centre, social activities or outings.

• Driving and escort duties on Enable Ireland buses to transport service users to and from home each morning and evening.

• Working as part of a team to contribute to the design and further development of the service in line with new directions.

Please see job Description for full list of Duties

Essential Criteria:
• QQI Level 5 in Care skills or similar area

• Minimum of two years’ experience working with Adults with additional needs

• To hold a full clean drivers licence and be willing to drive Enable Ireland vehicles

• Effective communication skills and good recording practices

• Knowledge of social model of disability.

• Good understanding of Adult Protection and Lone working.

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.
Please download person specification, job description and employment application forms below and forward completed applications to Edel Godley at egodley@enableireland.ie
Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland Application Form only. CV’s will not be accepted.
Informal Queries to by email to: Dolores Ryan at dryan@enableireland.ie
Closing date for applications: 4pm Friday 12th July 2019
Interview Date:  22nd & 23rd of July 2019

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer
• The post will be subject to reference checks and will be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance.
• 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

2019.07.02 Adult Support Worker Job Description - EIJB0314

2019.07.02 Adult Support Worker Person Specification - EIJB0314

Employment Application Form Word Version