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Residential Support Worker (RSW) – Relief Panel

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Scope of Responsibility

The Residential Support Worker (RSW) is responsible to provide day to day care for the service users of the Anne Sullivan Centre (ASC).

Reporting Relationships

The position reports to the Residential Services Manager and Team Leaders.

Key Responsibilities

Care of Service users

Ensure that the life and experience of each service user reflects the core values of the ASC and person centred care plans and that all service users:

  • Experience dignity and respect
  • Share ordinary places – going into the community
  • Make choices
  • Have the opportunity to make a contribution and learn.

Demonstrate empathy towards service users:

  • Get to know each service user in your care
  • Pay attention to each service user in your care
  • Pay attention to the ‘cues’ in their behaviour – read them
  • Be patient – slow down.

Review and put into practice the details of the personal care plan for each service user.

Review, regularly, all protocols of care for each service user in your care.

Understand and facilitate service users’ needs through the use of appropriate communication systems.

Establish, through continuity of work with service users, trust relationships with service users.

Act as advocate for service users – within the ASC and in the community – who have difficulty in expressing their needs.

Adhere to all ASC Policies, Procedures, Employee Handbook, and working practices.

Health, Safety and Hygiene

  • Adhere to the procedures and policies as outlined to maintain operation of each house to the appropriate standards.
  • Adhere to Health & Safety standards and ensure that the health and safety of each service user is central to day-to-day activities.
  • Maintain a high level of hygiene and cleanliness of houses at all times.
  • Maintain the highest level of work practice within the house.

Physical Aspects of Supporting Service users

Assisting service users who have reduced mobility.

All RSWs will be trained in the Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) to ensure staff can respond effectively to disruptive and challenging situations.

Communication and Team Work

  • Ask questions to check when unsure of protocols.
  • Share information with the team that has a direct impact on service users.
  • Be clear and factual in communications.
  • Prepare daily logs in the EPIC system using clear and precise language that others can interpret and understand.
  • Provide support to the team and focus on building effective working relationships.
  • Share information and is inclusive and participative with the team.
  • Provide input and make suggestions.
  • Show consideration and respect to other team members and colleagues.
  • Respond to conflict in a calm way by endeavouring to defuse the situation.

Professional Development

Reach out to more experienced RSWs and learn from them.

Demonstrate a desire to improve and learn.

Accept feedback from the team and learn from your experiences.

Participate in staff training and development program.

Liaison with Other Professionals

Work collaboratively and supportively with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that highest level quality of care to address the specific needs of each service user.

Manage all such relationships with the highest level of professionalism to ensure that the needs of each service user are met.

Other Duties

Undertake duties as may be assigned by the Residential Services Manager or Team Leader to support the care of service users.

Hours of Availability (Work)

As a Relief RSW hours worked will be based on the roster requirements and your availability which we expect that you will have on a regular basis. The position works on a roster schedule over 7 days that is drawn up on a six week cycle.

Qualification and Experience

  • Ideally a Degree in Social Care or equivalent degree or experience suited to a residential care facility
  • A minimum of FETAC level 5 in Social Care or a related discipline is essential.
  • Ability to demonstrate the skills required to work with people who have a dual sensory impairment and an intellectual disability.
  •  Experience in supporting people who display behaviours that challenge.
  • An Understanding of HIQA Standards, Regulations, Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Duty of Care, and the HSE Report “New Directions”.
  • This position is subject to Garda vetting

How to apply

Please submit your CV via email to recruitment@annesullivancentre.ie before Monday 13th November 2017.

 

Job Description

Health Care Assistant (HCA) – Full time Day Shifts

 

Scope of Responsibility

The Health Care Assistant (HCA) is responsible to provide day-to-day personal care and support for the service users of the Anne Sullivan Centre (ASC).

 

Reporting Relationships

The position reports to the Team Leaders and Residential Services Manager.

 

Key Responsibilities

Care of Service users

Ensure that the life and experience of each service user reflects the core values of the ASC and Integrated Care Plans and that all service users:

  • Experience dignity and respect
  • Make choices
  • Have the opportunity to make a contribution and learn.

 

Demonstrate empathy towards service users:

  • Get to know each service user in your care
  • Pay attention to each service user in your care
  • Pay attention to the ‘cues’ in their behaviour – read them
  • Be patient – slow down.

Review and put into practice the details of the integrated care plan for each service user.

Review, regularly, all protocols of care for each service user in your care.

Understand and facilitate service users’ needs through the use of appropriate communication systems.

Establish trust relationships through continuity of work with service users.

Adhere to all ASC Policies, Procedures, Employee Handbook, and working practices.

Adhere to all relevant national policies, including (but not limited to) HIQA Standards, HSE Policies, including any safeguarding plans.

 

Health, Safety and Hygiene

  • Ensure that service users experience dignity and respect when attending to their personal care needs.
  • Adhere to the procedures and policies as outlined to maintain operation of each house to the appropriate standards.
  • Adhere to Health & Safety standards and ensure that the health and safety of each service user is central to day-to-day activities.
  • Maintain a high level of hygiene and cleanliness of houses at all times.
  • Maintain the highest level of work practice within the house.

 

Physical Aspects of Supporting Service users

Assisting service users who have reduced mobility.

All HCAs will be trained in the Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) to ensure staff can respond effectively to any potentially challenging situations.

 

Communication and Team Work

  • Ask questions to check when unsure of protocols.
  • Share information with the team that has a direct impact on service users.
  • Be clear and factual in communications.
  • Provide support to the team and focus on forging effective working relationships.
  • Share information and is inclusive and participative with the team.
  • Provide input and make suggestions.    
  • Show consideration and respect to other team members and colleagues.

 

Other Duties

Undertake duties as may be assigned by the Residential Services Manager or Team Leader to support the personal care of service users.

 

Hours of Availability (Work)

As a full time HCA hours for this position will be based on the day time roster requirements for an average of 39 hours per week worked on 5 days over 7 days.

 

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of FETAC level 5 in Healthcare Support or a related discipline
  • Essential to have CPI, Fire Safety and Manual Handling training completed and up to date
  • Ability to demonstrate the skills required to work with people who have a dual sensory impairment and an intellectual disability.

 

Employee Benefits

  • Company pension with company contribution
  • Sunday/Bank holidays premiums
  • Financial Assistance for further education relevant to position
  • Job Diversity
  • Specialised training
  • Employee Living the Values Awards
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Flu vaccines

 

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to Gráinne Gibbons in HR at recruitment@annesullivancentre.ie before Monday 13th November 2017.