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Stepping Stones Care, Harbour House, Harbour Road, Howth, Co Dublin
Please contact Darren Wright (Managing Director) on 086 2431094 with any enquiries you may have in relation to referrals.
Health Care Assistant –
Stepping Stones Care provides specialised residential care to Children and Adults with intellectual disabilities. We strive to provide individualised care to each person in our care.
Health Care Assistant (HCA)
Overview of Role
The role of the HCA is to support clients with an intellectual disability. This challenging role requires particular flexibility to appropriately support people in the pursuit of their lifestyle choices.
Purpose of Role
To provide front line care to all clients within the business
To support in the implementation of Person Centered Plans in line with individual Clients needs
To Assist in the overall management of the house through any tasks delegated by the House Manager/Person in Charge
To assist Social Care Workers in their role.
The role will be based at the post holder’s delegated house/unit with occasional travel to other locations to meet business needs.
Communicate – Other HCA, SCW, ASW, House Manager/Person in Charge.
Support other staff in regard to report writing in line with company policy.
Assist in delivering effective front line Social Care to all Clients.
Ensure that all Person Centred plans delivered appropriately to all clients as delegated out by the SCW, House Manager/Person in Charge
Support Clients who use the service
Support SCW’s in their role with clients.
Promote & nurture person centered planning using key worker systems and shared goal setting, maintaining confidentiality at all times
Identify supports and work in partnership with the individual, their family and other supports as outlined within individual plans
Support the development and implementation of relevant documents outlining supports for individuals including: personal plans, report writing etc
Support and promote maximum opportunities for community involvement for clients who use the service
Assist with the general housekeeping of the house, and day to day operations of a house.
Assist House Manager/Person in Charge or other HCA & SCW in regard to compiling and presenting reports as required
Maintain strict confidentiality in relation to staff and clients.
This list of key duties is not exhaustive
Other Requirements of Post
Genuine respect and empathy for diversity and individuality
Responsible and mature approach to work
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to adapt to new environments
Experience of / with people with additional and/or complex needs
Enthusiastic, proactive self-motivator who can provide holistic supports of the highest quality.
Self-driven with proven record of achievement
Ability to set high personal standards of performance and delivery of desired results
Stepping Stones Care reserve the right to transfer any staff member to an equivalent post in another location so flexibility is required by the post holder. This may be on a temporary or permanent basis.
A relevant qualification in Social Care or equivalent – Degree Level 7 - minimum
Experience of personal support plans
Flexible and adaptable nature
Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Children’s First Training
Full Clean Driver’s licence
Prior experience in a similar role
SAMM (Safe Administration of Medication)
Experience in a service for individuals with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and/or Mental Health
Part Time & Relief
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