Care Services



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Stepping Stones Care, Harbour House, Harbour Road, Howth, Co Dublin

Please contact Steve Wrenn ( Director of Services) on 086 306 4022 with any enquiries you may have in relation to referrals.



Person In Charge (PIC) –

Job Description



Stepping Stones Care  provides specialised residential  and respite care to People with intellectual disabilities.  We strive to  provide individualised care to each client.




Job Title

Person in Charge (PIC)

Overview of Role

The PIC carries the responsibility for the day to day running of the centre, and the care delivered to the people and staff residing there. They are responsible for ensuring that the care given meets company policy and procedures, national standards and HIQA regulations. They are responsible for ensuring the house is warm, welcoming, clean and suitable for purpose at all times.

As a member of Stepping Stones Care management team, the PIC will contribute to the development of strategies, policies, systems related to all aspects of Stepping Stones Care, operations and their implementation.


Purpose of Role

To provide front line social care to all people receiving Respite care.

To support in the implementation of Person Centered Plans in line with the individuals  needs

To ensure the overall management of the house through any tasks delegated by the Services Manager/Directors.



The role will be based at the post holder’s delegated house/unit with occasional travel to other locations to meet business needs.




Authority Levels

Communicate –SCW, ASW, House Manager, Services Manager and Directors.

Support  staff in regard to report writing in line with company policy.


Overview of


Assist in delivering effective front line Social Care to all Clients.

Ensure that all Person Centred plans delivered appropriately to all clients.


Key Duties

Support Clients who use the service.

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

To ensure that the people in our care are well looked after, safe and that their needs are met in a professional manner in order to facilitate maximum potential in line with Stepping Stones mission statement,

To ensure that all staff are treated with respect, and that their health, safety, well-being is safeguarded during their time at work,

To ensure that staff receive regular supervision.

Support, supervise, guide all Key-workers and SCW’s in their deliver of service and completion of written reports.

To ensure that the house is clean, warm and safe.

To ensure that the health and safety is up to date and completed accurately.

To lead a cohesive, focused and effective team in the delivery of a high quality service that complies with all standards and regulations.

To fully participate in the oncall service, so that staff have at all times access to direct support and guidance.

When organisational change processes are initiated at senior level, lead the change process at house level to its successful conclusion.

Ensure that petty-cash is accurate, clear, meeting the needs of the young people and within budget.

Actively engage in the monitoring process within Stepping Stones care.

Develop and maintain positive relationships with outside professionals.

Provide written and verbal reports to the appropriate social workers, inspectors.

Ensure all statutory and standard reports are forwarded to the appropriate parties in a timely manner.

Notify the Services Manager/Directors of any risks to the company, staff, or children in our care.

To promote whistle blowing as per the policy.

To ensure roster is delivered to staff in a timely manner.

Identify training needs off staff team.

Organising necessary meetings and arranging cover for same.

Responsibility for safety and maintenance of assigned facilities to include house and vehicles.



Assist House Manager or 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


Additional Information

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.


Person Specification:

Essential Criteria


Desirable Criteria

 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.

Experience in a similar role.

Excellent computer skills.


Full Clean Driver’s licence

Prior experience in a similar role

TCI/CPI/MAPA, SAMM’s, OFA and Manual Handling Training Patient handling & moving

Experience in a service for individuals with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and/or Mental Health



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