Social Care Leader/Person in Charge – Disability – Cork
Social Care Leader required in County Cork for service providing support to Adults and Children with disabilities. This role required the Person in Charge to manage a residential home in my client’s services and to work with multi-disciplinary teams to support clients with disabilities the opportunity to live an independent lifestyle in line with their personal choices.
- Promote the independence of the residents and to ensure that their day to day needs are met
- Teachingspecificskillstotheresidentslivinginthehome–including self-help,domestic, kitchen, community,leisureandsocialskills.
- Facilitatingresidentstousetheirleisuretimetailoredtotheirneeds,withanemphasison community integration.
- Establish and maintain relationships with the residents which are based on respect and equality and promote their independence.
- Manage the prescribedmedication as required by theresidents including the ordering, administration and recording of same.
- To ensurethat the residenceiskeptsafeandtidyandthatparents,relativesandothervisitorsare welcomedandtreatedwithcourtesy.Family andcommunityinvolvement in the lives of the residents shouldbeencouraged.
- Tobeanactive leader ofthe residential teamand initiate meetings/caseconferencesetcasrequired.
- To be aware of and practice the correct use of all aids and appliances e.g. Hoists.
- Ensure all accidents/incidents are reported and documented in accident/incident book as held in each area.
- Be aware of the reporting requirements of the National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities (January 2013) and the “Health Act 2007 (Care and Support of Residents in Designated Centres for Persons (Children and Adults) with Disabilities) Regulations 2013
- To ensure that faulty equipment and fittings are repaired in a timely manner.
- Manage, develop and support staff individually and as a team including induction, supervisory support and training in line with services practices as and when required.
- Lead and develop team members in the support of Person Centred Plans, problem solving and seeking solutions to outcomes and barriers raised in the delivery of PCP process.
- Ensure accurate recordsandreportsare updated by the team members as required.
- Ensure that staff are aware of their obligations under the National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities (January 2013) and the “Health Act 2007 (Care and Support of Residents in Designated Centres for Persons (Children and Adults) with Disabilities) Regulations 2013
- Develop and maintain effective communication systems both formal and informal with residents, colleagues, families and stakeholders. To ensure that all staff establish and maintain relationships with the residents which are based on respect and equality and promote independence.
- Promoteapositiveand respectful awarenessoflearningdisabilityinthecommunity.
- Act as a Key Worker for service users as required.
- Ensure compliance with the responsibilities of the Person in Charge under the Health Care Act 2007 (Care and support of residents in designated centers for persons (Children and Adults) with disabilities) regulations 2013.
- A HETAC Accredited Degree in Applied Social Studies/Social Care or a qualification in Nursing (RNID), Psychology or Social Work (Degree).
- 5 years experience working with children/adults with intellectual disabilities in a residential setting – three of the five years must be at a senior level and involve working for and achieving HIQA registration.
- Extensive experience of working with children/adults with intellectual disabilities who may present with behaviours that challenge and supporting care staff in similar environments.
- Management or supervisory experience including staff management, supervision & appraisal
- Experience of managing residential budgets
- Full clean Driving Licence
For an immediate interview please forward your CV using the link provided
To discuss the vacancy confidentially please call Daryl Buggle, 014825419
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