Trinity Support & Care services Ltd provide quality assured, safe and person-centred residential care and outreach support services, to children and adults with Intellectual disabilities, autism and associated mental health needs.
The team at Trinity Support & Care Services uphold a strong belief that both professional and personal values make the difference between a service that is good and one that is excellent. Quality is central to all our operational functions and is innate within the organisation.
Our mission is to provide quality services which enables each person to
“Live life to their fullest potential”
Trinity Support & Care Services are looking for a suitably qualified and motivated Assistant Social Care Workers to join our Children's Residential Service in Ballinode Co Sligo. Our Assistant Social Care Workers role will promote and deliver safe person centred care, ensuring regulatory and contract compliance whilst at all times promoting the values and brand of Trinity Support and Care Services.
Assistant Social Care Worker - Co. Sligo
Core duties (but not limited to):
- Provide holistic supports with day to day living, for individuals with an intellectual disability, autism or associated mental health needs.
- Provide person-centred and empowering provisions of support, as per individual needs assessment.
- Ensure the Human Rights of each service user is exercised with the upmost degree of integrity and respect.
- Ensure a safe environment is maintained at all times.
- Ensure each service user is encouraged to live in accordance with their own wishes and preferences, and their individuality promoted as far as possible; through new opportunities, promotion of skills and innate abilities.
- Ensure that each service user is being afforded with the correct information to allow for informed decision making on their part at all levels.
- Ensure each service user is supported in the least restrictive of ways and positive risk taking is a given element to their decision making abilities.
- Support must also be in accordance with a low arousal and non-aversive manner.
- Personal outcomes are achieved in keeping with each service user, with clear goals, steps for achieving such and timeframes.
- Ensure that supports are prioritised and key commitments kept accordingly
- Work in line with evidence based practices
- Ensure that each person is supported to live life to their fullest potential, and remain (or become) socially valued members of their communities.
- Ensure that you work in a positive manner and professionally contribute to your staff team and wider organisation
- Maintain a high level of hygiene and cleanliness of the residential setting at all times, and ensure that all procedures relating to safe food practices and infection control are carried out and documented
- Maintain folders, written reports, risk assessments and complete daily paperwork
- Follow medication administration procedures, ensuring medication is administered using the 10 rights of medication administration. Ensure documentation procedures are followed correctly and all actions are exercised in a timely manner.
- Ensure all other practices are in place to Safeguard service user’s medications and monies are exercised accordingly, as per policy
- Adhere to all policies, procedures, regulations (in particular HIQA Framework), Employee Handbook, and working practices of the organisation.
- Participate in meetings and service user reviews; and feed back information to management and the wider MDT when appropriate to do so.
- Minimum Fetac Level 5 qualification in social care or a related discipline.
- Prior experience in a similar role i.e. residential care/intellectual disability/autism.
- Have experience of supporting individuals whose behaviour can be deemed as challenging.
- Experience with computers and Microsoft packages, i.e. word, excel, SharePoint
- A full driving license, permitting use in Ireland.
- Experience of Key Working and experience in similar roles
- Experience in supporting people with Intellectual Disabilities/Autism or Associated Mental Health issues.
- Experience in supporting adults with complex needs (behaviours which may be deemed as challenging) in community settings.
- Knowledge and experience of implementing National Standards and Regulations (HIQA).
Salary starting at €32,000
- Further Education support
- Competitive salaries and annual increments
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Access to Pension scheme
- Additional Birthday leave day
- Career progression
- Flexibility to support a better work/life balance
- Recognition gestures of goodwill throughout the year for staff
Company pension with a company contribution and a Death in Service benefit