Community Support Work (Kilkenny)

St Patrick’s Centre (Kilkenny): Community Support Worker    

Join our Team!

Community Support Worker (39 hours per week or P/Time optional 1 Year Fixed Term Contract)

Do you enjoy being ‘out and about’ and have an interest in, cinema, horse riding and art?  Could you provide supports to a young woman who has the same interests?

We are currently recruiting for a person to provide support to a young lady aged 24 years. Claire (pseudonym) has a keen interest in swimming, horse riding and art. Claire is a very social girl and loves interacting with and meeting new people.

Claire likes being part of the community and likes to go shopping and chatting. She has a keen interest in art, sports, music and enjoys walking.

Claire lives with her family and is a very active young lady with a busy schedule; she is also a member of the order of Malta.

**This is a 39 hour per week – 1 Year Fixed Term Contract requirement with flexibility of working hours and own transport as essential**

Please submit the application form along with a CV and a cover letter to:  HR, St Patrick’s Centre, Unit 11/12 Danville Business Park, Kilkenny or via email to [email protected] .  Full job description & application form available from  Enquiries to Adrienne Hayes or Denise Foran on 056 772 2170.  Closing date for receipt of applications is March 15th 2021.

Salary Scale: Linked to HSE Salary Scales (Care Assistant Intellectual Disability)

Qualifications required: A relevant Certificate in Health Care Supports @ FETAC Level 5 or equivalent.

Essential skills and experience

  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills
  • Experience in supporting individuals to live a good life
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Planning & organisational skills
  • Ability to ensure a safe work environment
  • Basic hygiene and infection control knowledge
  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office and reporting writing
  • Must be willing and able to participate in swimming pool activities
  • Must be willing and able to drive the St. Patrick’s transport vehicles
  • Clean Driver’s License & own transport essential (to support Claire to attend activities travel expenses for mileage will be covered)

St Patrick’s Centre is an equal opportunities employer

We look forward to hearing from you!