Person in Charge

Person in Care

Medforce are proud to partner with a well-established client who work and help change the lives of young adults with some form of disability. In their facility they can develop their skills in various workshops like the farm, garden, pottery, basketry, bakery, and candle-making.

It is a beautiful location based in Naas, Co Kildare

Responsibilities of a Person in Care

· Report regularly to the national Senior Management Team (SMT) on the functioning of, and developments, within the Community.
· Provide strategic advice and guidance to the SMT and Regional Manager in respect
of the Communitys business.
· Provide leadership to the Community and line management to those working within the management group ensuring they have the skills, knowledge, resources and motivation to fulfill their responsibilities and are able to similarly manage and support members of their work group.
· Direct and control the work and resources of the Community collaboratively in accordance with the business plan and agreed policies and procedures of the Community.
· Ensure the Community maintains excellent working relationships with the HSE and the requirements of its Service Agreement. That it complies with HIQA standards and reporting requirements. That it demonstrates continuous Improvement through review and audit.
· Be accountable for the overall provision of service, work collaboratively and ensure all staff are fully supported to carry out their responsibilities, inclusive of a Designated Centre, Supported Living Accommodation and a Day Service.
· To ensure that no tolerance to abuse is the prevailing culture underpinning service
and supports to people.
· Ensure the highest quality service is delivered in a way that is aligned to company ethos and values ensuring the Community has appropriate and up to date policies and procedures in place to meet regulatory requirements.
· Effectively manage change; develop, implement and review business plans annually following consultation with coworkers, and residents.
· Ensure there is effective record-keeping, monitoring, reviewing and reporting in order to support the effective and orderly functioning of the Community and fulfill the reporting requirements of funders, regulators, and the SMT.
· Have overall responsibility for the management of risk throughout the Community ensuring health and safety standards are met at all times. Ensure the Community provides a safe, secure, and good quality of life for those living and supported by the Community.
· Ensure the Community investigates and respond to complaints, including adult and child protection concerns, in line with organizational policies and procedures.
· Ensure a high quality of life for individuals in the community, clarity of goals and aims through good quality assessments, person centered (personal) plans, health promotion, reviews, support plans (care plans) and personal risk assessments as appropriate.
· Enable and support residents to have choice and control in their lives, develop citizenship and maintain relationships with friends and families including accessing advocates and other professional support as maybe appropriate.
· Have an excellent knowledge of the registered care and Supporting People standards.
· Work collaboratively with other community organizations, innovation programmes and national initiatives to provide new opportunities to people supported in day and residential settings.
Requirements of a Person in Care

· A minimum of a Level 7 on the QQI Framework – BA in Social Care Studies, Social Care Management or equivalent relevant qualification in Health or Social Care.
· Post graduate qualification ideally in Social Care Management or Management Qualification.
· Candidates must possess the competencies and skills appropriate to working with persons with an intellectual disability.

To apply please contact John Reid at jreid@medforce.ie <mailto:jreid@medforce.ie>

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