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Social Care Worker - Galway, Galway





Galway, Ireland 

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Job Title: Social Care Worker

Location: Galway

The Orchard Care Group is a wholly Irish owned company dedicated to providing the best possible care, supports and outcomes for children, young people, and adults in Ireland across a range of settings and locations, in fostering, disability and mainstream residential services.  The Group brings together three leading brands in Irish social care - Orchard Residential, Orchard Community Care and Orchard Fostering.  


As we continue to expand to provide additional services to meet the needs of those we care for, we currently have a number of opportunities within our Orchard Community Care division, across the Galway region for full time and part time Social Care Workers. 


We would love to welcome you to our team to help provide residential and day services to children and adults with medium to profound disability, including those with life limiting conditions. Our multidisciplinary teams are supported by a range of other professionals including psychologists, behavioural therapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. 

Working on a shift rota, you will engage in daily activities and routines of the service, providing dedicated direct support to the people we care for as well as contributing to their development, health, and wellbeing. 

Essential Requirements: 

  • QQI Level 7 Bachelor of Arts or higher in Applied Social Studies/Social Care. 
  • Full Irish manual driving license. 
  • Have full eligibility and availability to work with us 

As well as our competitive pay scales, we also offer a range of benefits including: 

  • Excellent contributory pension scheme 
  • Comprehensive training, support with further & higher education, including paid training on commencement. 
  • A clear commitment to your continuous professional and career development as we grow across Ireland. 
  • Income Protection 
  • Premium Sunday and Bank Holiday rates 
  • Excellent staffing ratio's 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Bike to work scheme 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 


Main Responsibilities:

Be accountable for supporting the day to day running of the service and responsible for the execution and delivery of person-centred approach.

Under the general supervision of the line manager, ensure that the Service User's personal plan is completed in line with regulations and standards provided.

Be committed to pro-actively supporting service users in their daily lives and choices.

Ensure that all files are in line and ready for a HIQA Inspection at any given time.

Engage with families, clinicians and building links in the community.

Experience implementing positive support programmes.

Focusing on promoting independence and community integration.

Keeping up to date on Knowledge relating to current social care policies and sectoral and national changes related to disability services.

To motivate, support and encourage service users to engage in planned activities of their choice.

To take ownership and lead key working in consultation with the service users, motivating them to engage in meaningful activities.

Supporting the care of the service user such as personal care and providing a general over view of their everyday needs.

Take personal responsibility for educating yourself about each service user, listening to the service user and utilising reflective practice to enhance and develop your own skills and knowledge.

The capacity to follow, assess, and participate to the continual development of strategies and tactics for meeting the ongoing requirements of those being supported.

The Social Care Worker will be expected to work as part of a team, inclusive of supporting other staff members in relation to taking ownership of their workload. All staff are required to attend regular team meetings and engage positively in supervisions by Person in Charge.

In line with GDPR, maintain and uphold the organisation's and Service Users' confidentiality at all times.

Undertake required Health and Safety checks and Risk Assessments and record and report effectively.

In consultation with medication policy, upkeep the management and administrat6ion of medication.

Liaise with multi-disciplinary teams, families and other relevant people pertaining to the service user.

Carry out required Health and Safety related observing and reporting.

Contribute to Service Users' Person Centred Planning meetings and other relevant meetings pertaining to Service User, follow up on any actions, outcomes from the meetings.

Flexible and willing to work shifts to meet the needs of the service.

Undertake any other work which may arise within the scope of Social Care Worker in order to meet the requirements of the service.

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