Role of Social Care Worker

at Autism Initiatives Group (view profile)
Location Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Date Posted July 23, 2019
Category Social Care
Job Type Permanent


Recruitment Notice


Due to expansion in the Organisation we are recruiting for the following:


Role of Social Care Worker – Naas, Co Kildare for 39 hours per week 


Salary in line with Social Care Worker April 2018 HSE Pay Scales



The Social Care Worker is expected to be able to undertake all daily activities and routines of the unit they are working in.  This includes direct support to service users, household tasks and administrative procedures. He/she is expected to establish and maintain high standards of social work practice within the organisation.  Staff at this level must be able to work on their own initiative, delegate, and must be able to plan and organise daily activities and routines for themselves and others as well as being able to effectively execute them.


Qualifications:     Applicants must have Degree Level in Social Care, Social Science, Psychotherapy and/or Psychology or other relevant discipline.


Experience:    Must have recent experience working as part of a team within the Social Care Sector, preferably in a service for adults with Autism and 2 to 3 years’ experience dealing with challenging behaviour.


Essential:    Full clean driving licence (minimum 2 years and aged 23 years or over for insurance purpose)


Skills/ Abilities:        Proven, strong leadership skills

Ability to work on own initiative and ability to work alone

Ability to work as an effective team member

Knowledge of relevant legislation

Must be prepared to work shift work / weekends on a roster basis to

include night duties

Fluent English & Excellent Communication Skills


Benefits Include:

  • Induction training week
  • On-going training and development
  • Access to Health Insurance
  • Access to Education Support Scheme
  • Company pension with company contribution
  • Paid Maternity leave
  • Paid Paternity leave
  • 22 days annual leave
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Flexible working hours


Closing date for completed application forms:- Tuesday 6th August 2019 @ 12pm


Please note that applications can only be accepted by way of Autism Initiatives Application Form.

Informal Enquiries and Application Forms:-  Contact:- 


Full Job Specification available on request 


Canvassing for all positions will immediately disqualify candidates from the recruitment process

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