Care Assistant/Support Worker (Full Time)

Gheel Autism Services CLG
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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In Gheel, we focus on supporting autistic individuals through their life journey and enabling them to have fulfilling life experiences, while having autonomy and control over their choices and decisions. Gheel Autism Services provides a wide range of services for autistic adults including day and vocational opportunities, outreach support and a variety of supported living options. Across our services we consider how each person thinks, learns and processes information to develop a personalised plan of support. Considering individuals strengths and motivations, we enable people to obtain outcomes which are meaningful to them. Our committed practitioners receive regular training, and they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable each individual to have positive and meaningful life experiences. All staff are involved in changing the culture of supporting people into a more inclusive, independence focused style of support – where people are encouraged to be partners in, not recipients of their service delivery.

  • Access to Health Insurance
  • Access to Educational Support Scheme
  • Company pension with company
  • contribution (including income protection and death-in-service benefits)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave (dependant on service)
  • Up to 25 days Annual leave
  • Bike to Work scheme
  • Training and development (CPD)
  • Option to join the Health Service credit union

Care Assistant/Support Worker – Permanent, Full-time, 1.00 WTE, Fairview

Gheel Autism Services serve the Autistic communities across greater Dublin and North Kildare. We provide day services, residential supports and supported living options.

We are looking for an empathetic qualified Care Assistant/ Support Worker to join our team and work in one of our Residential Houses. The successful candidate will be open to working in a busy household alongside colleagues; assisting residents in their day-to-day activities, wellbeing, community exploration, living skills, education, employment opportunities; all while ensuring the people supported are reaching their personal goals and happiness.

As for the people you will be supporting, they are looking for a positive, fun, conscientious, and intuitive individual who will work in partnership with them to achieve and facilitate their goals and wishes. The person they are seeking will be outcome based, solution focused and sensitive to meeting their needs. The successful candidate will ensure people are supported with dignity and respect when providing support with intimate care/personal care.

The successful candidate will work both one on one and as part of a team within the house. The successful candidate should be understanding and willing to engage with the individual and strive to support them in their day to day life.

This is a residential roster (Monday to Sunday) which includes sleepovers and weekend work over a 5-week rolling period.

Essential Qualifications for Care Assistant/Support Worker post:

Essential Qualifications for Care Assistant post:

  • FETAC level 5 Qualification in Social Care.


  • Qualification in Health or Social Science

Essential Criteria for this post:

  • Excellent communication & engagement skills
  • At least one-year recent experience in the social care and/or disability sector
  • Ability to promote independence where applicable
  • A thorough understanding of the HIQA regulations

Desirable Criteria for this post:

  • Experience of supporting individuals with a diagnosis of ASD and knowledge of Autism
  • Experience of working in a residential setting
  • A full clean drivers licence

Salary Scale:

  • Successful candidates will be paid in line with 2016 HSE revised consolidated Care Assistant pay scale point 2; €25,516 – point 13; € 36,680 per annum based on working a 39-hour week. There is 25 days annual leave per annum.
  • The successful post holder will also be eligible for additional remuneration in addition to the aforementioned salary as per the phased pay restoration process between Section 39 Agencies and the Department of Health.

To apply for this position please submit your cover letter and up to date Curriculum Vitae Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on the evidence outlined in their C.V. The closing date for receipt of all completed applications is Wednesday 20th of July at 5pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

A panel may be formed from which future vacancies may be filled.

Garda vetting is a requirement of the recruitment process.