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Kingsriver Community has an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic person with the desire and passion to support people with ID and ASD while maintaining our quality and commitment to excellent service.


Position: Kingsriver Community Personal Social Development Facilitator


Kingsriver has been providing residential and day programmes for people over the age of 18 with a variety of special support needs for over 30 years. We have our own person centred approach to our work which has been developed over many years with love and care, a lot of fun and creativity and a constant focus on the uniqueness of each individual whose care, well-being and progression has been entrusted to Kingsriver.

Applicants need to have appropriate people skills and relevant experience working with people with ID and ASD.

The post is a full-time permanent position.

About the Role
Reporting to the CEO, the Personal Social Development Facilitator is responsible for:
• Facilitating participant personal social development in line with individual needs and choices of the person, based on assessment of social, personal and healthcare needs;
• Facilitating individual Participant Person Centred Planning, supporting individual goals and aspirations;
• Autism Lead Support;
• Positive Behaviour support (one-to-one and group training facilitator in e.g. anger management; self-esteem; social relationships;)
• Conducting assessment of participants and processing new referrals;
• Designated Complaints Officer;
• Implementation of New Directions as part of a team
• Management of associated record keeping and administration;

Qualifications and Experience
• Appropriate third level qualifications in Health/Social Care/Intellectual Disability; with ASD specialism/Autism Studies post-graduate studies;
• Evidence of continuous professional development;
• Minimum of 3-years’ experience in the disability social care sector in the areas of ID and ASD;
• Experience of supporting a small team in ASD supports;
• Excellent organisational abilities including planning, support programme development, carrying out programmes of support; report writing;
• Experience in liaising and networking with community services; relevant stakeholders and families;
• An understanding of the social model of disability;
• A clear knowledge and understanding of requirements of New Directions;
• Experience in the role of a Complaints Officer is desirable.
• An outgoing and friendly personality with strong empathy and communication skills;
• Full clean driving licence.

If you feel you have the qualities, experience and values to take on this role, please email Patrick Phelan, outlining the fit between your skills and the qualifications and experience required, together with your CV, to applications@kingsriver.ie

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 5th July, 2019.
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