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Part time at Ashdale Care Ireland in Ireland
Posted on November 17, 2019

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Residential Care House Parent - Job Description Job Title: Residential Care House Parent Reports to: Home Manager, Deputy Home Manager and Senior Practitioner Location: Monaghan Rate per hour: €11.78 Essential Criteria
  • Level 5 qualification or above in a relevant discipline to:
  • Social Care
  • Child Care
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Or other relevant Social Care qualification
  • Ability to work with, care for and supervise young persons
  • Flexible - willing and able to adapt to changing circumstances, shift patterns and expectations
  • Clean driving licence
Desirable Criteria
  • Previous experience within:
  • Residential Care
  • Working with young persons
  • Catering.
  • Driving licence held for 12 months
Job Overview Ashdale Care (Ireland) Ltd provides Residential Services to children and young people experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties. Your role is a vital to helping us delivery our objective to create a safe and caring environment which meets the needs of the children who live there. You are key to making our ‘house feel like home’. Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in waking up routines for our young people, as well as bedtime routines
  • Adhere to a meal plan when preparing breakfast, lunches, dinners and suppers; allowing young people the opportunity to cook alongside you
  • Facilitate and participate in handover meetings on a daily basis
  • To ensure a visible presence in and around the premises of the home when on duty
  • Contribute to the maintenance of appropriate records, health and safety and vehicle checks
  • Report any maintenance issues to line management in a timely manner
  • Maintain general tidiness of the home (domestic cleaning) and resolve laundry requirements
  • Complete errands in a time and professional manner
  • Create a friendly, welcoming and happy environment for our young people and visitors
  • Oversee and support in the well-being of young persons and staff
  • Develop appropriate relationships with children and parents/carers
  • Assist in the day-to-day care and supervision of children and young people within the homes including engaging with them in activities such as homework maintenance of clothing, cooking and personal care
  • To assist with the supervision and purchase of clothing for young people, the care of furnishings and household equipment and undertake household and domestic duties which are appropriate to the care of young people.
  • Accompany the children and young people, when necessary, to places of worship; outings and other occasions
  • To contribute to the development of the young people, through the promotion and provision of a healthy lifestyle
  • Support the young people's development in both personal and social skills
  • Undertake duties in connection with the proper receipt, recording and safe keeping of monies and valuables within the home
  • Inform line managers of any matters of concern in relation to the welfare of the children and young people including any concerns regarding the behaviour or practice of other staff
  • Adhere to the health and safety at work requirements as they pertain to this post and comply with Ashdale Care (Ireland) policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality in respect of staff, children and young people at all times
  • Participate in training as appropriate.
Hours of Work Full-Time position, 40 hours per week.

Part-Time positions are also available.

Evening and weekend work will be part of the job. As well as unsociable hours. At Ashdale we offer: Brand New Competitive Pay Scales for 2019

Exceptional Training Opportunities - both internal and external

Maternity Package

Sickness Benefit

Income Protection

Competitive Annual Leave Entitlements

Pension Scheme Employment

Annual Appraisal and Annual Pay Review

First Access to Posts in our Exciting New Services

Onsite Occupational Therapy and Staff Care if required. This job description is not definitive or restrictive and should be regarded as providing guidelines within which the post holder will work. It will be subject to periodic review in order to ensure it continues to meet the future needs of ASHDALE CARE (Ireland) Ltd.

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