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Rehab Group

Care Worker LD

Rehab Group

  • Wicklow
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  • Permanent part-time
  • Updated 13/10/2017
  • Rehab Group
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RehabCare are now recruiting for a Permanent Part Time Care Worker in one of our Bray services


The Rehab Group is a charity that provides services for over 20,000 adults and children, and champions the value of diversity and inclusion for people with disabilities or disadvantage in their communities throughout Ireland and the UK.
We work with people with disabilities, people on the autism spectrum, people with mental health difficulties, people who are disadvantaged in some way in the labour market, and people who want a fresh start.

Our VISION is of a charity that champions the value of diversity and inclusion for people with a disability or disadvantage, in their communities. Together, we will constantly learn and seek to provide excellent services to foster and enhance social and economic independence.
Our MISSION is helping the people we serve to be more independent; helping them to contribute to and be more included in their communities; empowering them with the skills and confidence to be active in the workforce; and supporting them to be in charge of their health and wellness.
Our VALUES underpin all we do, shape who we are and how we work with one another, in our organisation and in the community:

Advocacy: Challenge exclusion and promote inclusion
Quality: Strive for excellence in all aspects of our work
Dignity: Respect the unique worth of every person (that includes people who access our services, families, employees and volunteers)
Justice: Act with integrity, honesty, commitment and accountability in everything we do to ensure equity, fairness and transparency
Team Work: Foster an environment that encourages change, growth, trust in our organisation and in partnership with others, working together as one Rehab team

To facilitate a service user focused service to adults with varying disabilities & complex health needs that include, Intellectual Disability, Epilepsy and Parkinson' Disease.


Formal Education / Training

  • Training in responses to behavior that challenges and medication management.
  • Minimum of QQI Level 5 in Social Care or equivalent

Work Experience

  • Work Experience not essential but would be an advantage

Skills and Knowledge

  • Skills and knowledge in the areas of Autism, Intellectual Disability, Epilepsy and Downs Syndrome.


Job Area

  • Facilitate and implement a person centered service appropriate to the needs, wishes and requirements of service users.
  • Provide personal assistance in all aspects of personal care and manual handling, ensuring comfort and hygiene of service users and adhering to safe practice at all times.
  • Assist service users in the taking of medication in line with policy and procedure.
  • Ensure that all interactions with service users are approached with dignity, respect, equality and incorporating choice.
  • Actively participate in appropriate, educational, recreational and occupational programmes, enabling service users to integrate with their local community and access local resources.
  • Ensure safe transportation of clients, by adhering to policy and procedure and the use of all safety equipment as appropriate.
  • Assist with catering, cleaning, general domestic duties and the documentation of information within the service as deemed necessary.


Typical Level of Interaction
☐ Standard: Typical interaction is to request and provide information. Courtesy, tact and effectiveness are required.
X Advanced: Influence using logic and facts. Communication is important but not critical to the achievement of job objectives.
☐ Expert: Win the hearts and minds, changing opinion of people. Critical in achieving the job objectives.

Primary Audience (Internal)

  • Service Users, Co-workers, Team Leaders

Level of Audience (Internal)
X Clerical / Operational
☐ Supervisory / Junior Professional
☐ Middle Management / Seasoned Professional
☐ Senior / Top Management

Primary Audience (External)

  • Families, Clinicians

Level of Audience (External)
X Clerical / Operational
☐ Supervisory / Junior Professional
☐ Middle Management / Seasoned Professional
☐ Senior / Top Management


This role requires the job holder to:

  • To be able to work effectively in a team providing person centered support for service users.
  • To be able to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of service users at all times.
  • To be able to adhere to all policies and procedures.


A commitment to living the organisational values of Team work, Dignity, Justice, Advocacy and Quality

Promoting Choice, Independence, Health and Wellbeing

  • You use services and supports to foster improved well-being, confidence, self-esteem and independence.
  • You are focused on the promotion of well-being and independence and help individuals to regain/retain/maintain independence and control over their lives.
  • You identify and give information, advice and support about health and well-being that is relevant to the needs of the individuals.
  • You review and help individuals to review the services and supports your organisation has provided for them.
  • You encourage and support individuals to examine aspects of their lives and environment that affect their health and well-being and to select positive options to promote their own health and well-being.
  • You support individuals to communicate their views and preferences regarding their current and future health and well-being needs and priorities.

Leadership and Teamwork

  • You consult and encourage the full engagement of the team, encouraging open and constructive discussions around work issues.
  • You get the best out of individuals and the team, encouraging good performance and addressing any performance issues that may arise.
  • You value and support the development of others and the team.
  • You encourage and support new and more effective ways of working.
  • You deal with tensions within the team in a constructive fashion.
  • You encourage, listen to and act on feedback from the team to make improvements.
  • You actively share information, knowledge and expertise to help the team to meet its objectives.

Building Relationships and Communication

  • You modify communication approach to suit the needs of a situation/ audience.
  • You actively listen to the views of others.
  • You liaise with other groups to gain co-operation.
  • You negotiate, where necessary, in order to reach a satisfactory outcome.
  • You maintain a focus on dealing with colleagues and service users in an effective, efficient and respectful manner.
  • You are assertive and professional when dealing with challenging issues.
  • You express yourself in a clear and articulate manner when speaking and in writing.

Planning and Organising

  • You organise your time to enable you to complete work activities according to legal and organisational requirements and to meet individuals' needs and preferences.
  • You report on any difficulties you have had in completing your work activities within the allotted timescales and according to individual's needs and preferences.
  • You raise these difficulties with the appropriate person.
  • You balance your own duties and responsibilities with the individual's needs and preferences.

Judgement and Decision Making

  • You effectively deal with a wide range of information sources, investigating all relevant issues.
  • You understand the practical implication of information in relation to the broader context in which s/he works - procedures, divisional objectives etc.
  • You identify and understands key issues and trends
  • Correctly extracts & interprets numerical information, conducting accurate numerical calculations
  • Draws accurate conclusions & makes balanced and fair recommendations backed up with evidence

Management and Delivery of Results

  • You take ownership of tasks and are determined to see them through to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • You are logical and pragmatic in approach, setting objectives and delivering the best possible results with the resources available through effective prioritisation.
  • You constructively challenge existing approaches to improve efficient customer service delivery.
  • You accurately estimate time parameters for project, making contingencies to overcome obstacles.
  • You minimise errors, reviewing learning and ensuring remedies are in place.
  • You maximise the input of own team in ensuring effective delivery of results.
  • You ensure that proper service delivery procedures/protocols/reviews are in place and implemented.


  • You maintain clear, accurate, factual and up-to-date records.
  • You honour your work commitments and when this is not possible, explain why.
  • You are aware of and understand the boundaries of your role and responsibilities.
  • You know when to ask for help.
  • You work, and support colleagues to work in ways that are consistent with the law, regulation and organisational requirements.
  • You recognise, and demonstrate to colleagues through your practice, the influence your job role and responsibilities may bring and how to use such influence sensitively and responsibly.
  • You demonstrate that you are honest, trustworthy, reliable and dependable and support colleagues to do the same
  • You ensure that you honour your work commitments and support colleagues to do the same.


  • You identify, with individuals, the needs and preferences they want you to present on their behalf.
  • You ensure that neither you nor the individuals will be compromised by your working on their behalf and that any information you communicate on their behalf is correct.

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Ref: 4516_1506693670
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