Community Support Worker – 39 hours per week 1 Year Fixed Term Contract – (Kilkenny)

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


Community Support Worker (39 hours per week 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  ( Monday to Friday) 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 on 056 772 2170.  Closing date for receipt of applications is January 4th 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!