Current vacancies

Are you a kind, supportive person who enjoys working as part of a close-knit team?

If so, we would love to hear from you, for the following positions:

 

1. Residential Support Worker – Permanent fulltime Day shift based on 39 hours pw

2. Relief Support Workers – Day and/or Night shifts on a relief basis

Please see the attached job descriptions here for further details.

Hours of Work

  • As a Residential Support Worker (full time days), your hours of work will be based on 39 hours per week (we are currently working 12 hours shifts)
  • As a Residential Support Worker (Casual Relief RSW) your working hours will be based on the roster requirements and your own availability, which we expect you will have on a regular basis.

Essential Requirements

  • Minimum of QQ1 Level 5 in relevant field

Desirable Requirements

  • QQI Level 7 Degree in Social Care or a degree in a related discipline is desirable
  • Ideally a minimum of 6 months experience in a residential care setting
  • Experience providing Individuals with positive behaviour supports
  • Ability to demonstrate the skills required to work with Individuals who have combined vision and hearing loss

3. Day Service Support Worker – Relief positions Monday to Friday

Please see the attached Day Service Support Worker Job Description for further details.

Hours of Work

  • As a Day Service Support Worker (Casual Relief) your working hours will be based on the Monday to Friday Day service requirements and your own availability, which we expect you will have on a regular basis. Occasional relief work in our Residential service may also be involved.

Essential Requirements

  • Minimum of QQ1 Level 5 in relevant field

Desirable Requirements

  • QQI Level 7 Degree in Social Care or a degree in a related discipline is desirable
  • Ideally a minimum of 6 months experience in a Day service setting, with knowledge of HSE ‘New Directions’
  • Experience providing Individuals with positive behaviour supports
  • Ability to demonstrate the skills required to work with Individuals who have combined vision and hearing loss
  • A full, clean driving license would be of benefit

4. Intellectual Disability Nurse

 We are looking to engage an enthusiastic and experienced sessional Nurse, with a specialism in Intellectual Disability, to work in a consultancy capacity with the Anne Sullivan Centre.

Key Responsibilities

  • To engage with Residents on a regular basis, assessing their therapeutic/nursing needs, whilst ensuring person centred care.
  • To work in conjunction with the ASC multi-disciplinary team, providing ID nursing expertise for Residents.
  • To advise Team Leaders and Key workers on appropriate therapeutic interventions for residents.
  • To part-take and actively contribute to regular ASC meetings e.g. Wound Management Meetings.
  • To attend Annual MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) & Case conference meetings, as required.
  • Take a leading role in ensuring the ASC’s compliance in medication management policies and procedures, including auditing of medication systems and assisting in medication reviews, in conjunction with the GP and Pharmacist.

Qualifications and Experience

Hold a current and recognised third level qualification in Intellectual Disability Nursing (RNID) and at least 2 years’ post qualification experience, suited to a Residential care setting.

Additional competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, with experience of Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems
  • A knowledge and understanding of therapeutic interventions required in residential care settings for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/ or dual sensory impairments

Hours of Availability (Work)

The position is for consultancy work, which we anticipate would be 8 to 10 hours per month.

 

5. Client Partnerships Manager

The Anne Sullivan Foundation has an ambitious 5-year Strategic Plan, which includes the provision of ‘fit for purpose’ accommodation for residents, in addition to expanding its services nationwide. To support this we are looking to recruit a Client Partnerships Manager to join our team –

This newly created hybrid role will focus on cultivating and maintaining client partnerships across a number of sectors, providing high quality relationship management, to assist ASF in delivering its strategic goals. The successful candidate will also develop and implement a plan to grow income from Grants, Trusts and Foundations by building on the existing pipeline and developing new opportunities and funding sources.

Key responsibilities-

  • Relationship management across Corporates, the wider Community and Individuals
  • Proactively develop and secure a pipeline of strategic corporate partnerships
  • Identify funding opportunities and generate leads
  • Research and develop a pipeline of high-net-worth Individuals and an associated major gift fundraising plan
  • Identify and progress relevant Trusts and Foundations to support ASF strategic plans
  • Develop and write professional grant/funding proposals, corporate applications and update reports
  • Present to existing and prospective corporates and major donors/philanthropists
  • Design and execute an appropriate donor care process and donor cultivation and stewardship plan
  • Manage and update donor database in line with GDPR and data protection guidelines
  • Review and analyse fundraising programmes and campaigns on an ongoing basis, to maximise opportunities and identify areas for improvement
  • Manage corporate volunteering activities

Essential requirements

  • Qualification in Marketing/PR/Sales/Business or similar
  • Strong commercial business development experience
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Project/Budget management experience

Desirable requirements

  • Strong IT skills – including CRM Databases and Microsoft packages
  •  Knowledge of legislative requirements/codes of practice (Data protection, governance and best practice)
  • An appreciation of the work of a Charitable Organisation such as the ASF

Location: Remotely and on site in Stillorgan, Co Dublin

Salary depending on qualifications and experience

How to apply

To apply for any of our current vacancies please  submit your CV and cover letter via email to recruitment@annesullivancentre.ie  or call 012898339 or 0868313965 for general enquiries

The Anne Sullivan Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

Why work at the Anne Sullivan Centre?

We are a specialized and unique service that supports people who are deafblind:

  • 1:1 Staffing allows for highly individualised person-centred support.
  • Residential, day and community based services.
  • Full time, part time, waking night and relief contracts available.
  • Diverse staff, roles and experience.
  • Full multidisciplinary team.

We follow the dreams of those we support:

In the past year the people we support have:

  • Had the courage to take their first flight alone.
  • Participated in the Women’s Mini Marathon
  • Holidayed abroad in Wales, Edinburgh and London
  • Taken a helicopter ride over Dublin.
  • Started their own garden.

We invest in our staff’s ongoing professional development.

This year we have provided staff with training in:

  • Irish Sign Language
  • Alternative and Augmented Communication systems
  • Management of Actual and Potential Aggression (MAPA)
  • Safe Administration of medication
  • Assisted Decision Making
  • Keyworking skills
  • Working with families.

With the support of our external CPD programme staff have achieved:

  • An MSc. in Communication and Deafblindness through the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
  • Practice Certificates in Multi-Element Behavior Support through the Callan Institute.
  • Level 7 Qualification in Multisensory Impairment through the University of Birmingham
  • CPD Certificates including Relational Trauma; Understanding Self Harm and Augmented Communication among others.

Other benefits include:

  • Person and family friendly organisation
  • Professional Development and educational support
  • Paid sick leave
  • Attractive Pension scheme and Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Working within an environment of openness and collaboration
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Car Parking/good access to public transport – buses/Luas