Social Care Worker

Job Category: Healthcare
Job Type: Permanent


  • Undertake the role and responsibilities or delegated responsibilities of the Person-in-Charge in line with legislative and regulatory requirements and the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) standards.
  • Be responsible for all aspects of risk management within work location.
  • Ensure that the team worker provides support that complements and helps build natural relationships and community networks.
  • Ensure the welfare and well-being of all individuals who avail of our service.
  • Facilitate and implement a Person Centred service appropriate to the needs, wishes and requirements of the individual. The multidisciplinary team may be consulted where required.
  • Foster a good relationship with the individual, parents of the individual, staff, volunteers and visitors, by at all times behaving in a professional manner.
  • Assist in the recruitment and induction of support workers.
  • Ensure the one to one reviews are completed annually. Optimise the review so as to have a good work plan process for continual improvement and growth.
  • Ensure that the working file is kept in line with the Files and Record Keeping Policy.
  • Celebrate social occasions and other events that occur during the year.
  • Ensure compliance with HIQA standards. Take responsibility for delegated duties to ensure compliance with HIQA.
  • Promote safety in all environments for individuals supported by our Services and employees in line with the WIDA Health and Safety Statement.
  • Ensure the general condition of the home/workplace and garden is kept to a high standard and that all maintenance, internally and externally is carried out in a timely manner.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


  • A minimum level 7 qualification in Social Care/Social Care Practice/Applied Social Studies
  • Post graduate qualification in the field of intellectual Disability related field desirable
  • Applicants must possess the competencies and skills appropriate to working with persons with an intellectual disability.
  • Full Driving Licence essential
  • 2+ years experience working with people with an intellectual disability in a position of responsibility
  • Experience of dealing with behaviours that challenge.
  • Positive attitude towards individuals with disabilities based on understanding their rights and needs.

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