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Social Care Worker

by:  GALRO

The job offer is available for the following event:

We are currently looking to recruit Social Care Workers for a new residential centre in the Westmeath area.

Candidate will: -

· Be of good character.

· Have a minimum Level 7 Social Care Degree.

· Have excellent communication & interpersonal skills.

· Be able to empathise with service users who aspire to independence and inclusion.

· Have a genuine interest in communities and value community spirit.

· Be self-motivated and organised.

· Have a full clean driving licence.

· All GALRO staff require to be Garda Vetted at least every three years.

Duties Include the Following:

  • Previous experience working in Social Care
  • To develop appropriate professional relationships with the clients and parent/carers
  • To assist in the day-to-day care and supervision of the clients within the home including engaging with them in activities such as housework, maintenance of clothing, cooking and personal care.
  • To assist in facilitating personal education plans for young people and ensure that recreational and leisure activities are organised as required.
  • To support the young person’s development in both personal and social skills.
  • To initiate and maintain appropriate contact with parents/carers, teachers and other professional staff and agencies acting in the best interests of the client at all times.
  • Establish and maintain contact with the local community and thereby facilitate the involvement of the clients in outside activities.
  • To contribute to and participate in team meetings, core group meetings, Care planning meetings/ Looked After Review meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in implementing the care plan and placement plan for each client in the home.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of appropriate records particularly those detailing observations and/or assessment of the clients and those required to comply with statutory requirements and GALRO policies and procedures.
  • Undertake duties in connection with the proper receipt, recording and safe keeping of monies and valuables within the home.
  • To be aware of Health and Safety at Work requirements as they pertain to this post and comply with GALRO policies and procedures.
  • Participates in HIQA inspection process.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties involved and consequently the post holder will be required to perform other duties relevant to the post, which may be assigned from time to time and to be pro-active in developing the post

 

COVID-19 considerations:
GALRO as an employer have put systems in place to limit employee exposure to risk insofar as possible, notwithstanding our responsibility to care for and keep our service users safe.

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