Irish Wheelchair Association
Programme Assistant with Administrative Duties- Cavan
20 hours per week, Specified purpose contract (maternity cover. Overall Purpose of Job. As a Programme Assistant you will be expected to develop and implement programmes, projects and individualised supports to members engaging in the Resource and Outreach Centre. The objectives of the Resource and Outreach Centre are to provide pathways for people with disability to participate fully in the community, by means of establishing developmental, personal and social inclusion programmes. You will be required to undertake and ensure the execution of such other tasks/duties as may be deemed necessary to the successful implementation of the programme. Liaison. Close liaison is required with the ROC Service Co-ordinator, colleagues, volunteers and members of Resource & Outreach Centres. Main Duties and Responsibilities. Keep relevant and up to date IWA record systems. Support and develop Individual service plans and reviews. Develop and lead the implementation of Resource and Outreach Programmes as set by the Service Co-ordinator, in line with the Service Plan. Assist the Service Co-ordinator surrounding inputting information on the CRM systems. Facilitate opportunities and organise for members to access community facilities and engage in community and other activities. Support individual service users in line with the Associations Person Centred Approach and through the Contact Service. Support and enrol out record systems involved in the contact service. Prepare and maintain records as required by the ROC Manual and Service Coordinator. Assist the Service Co-ordinator in ensuring a quality person centred service is provided to members. Accompany and support participants on annual holidays, outings, social and day trips as required. Actively ensure that standards and practices regarding health and safety are fully adhered to in all Resource and Outreach Centre activities and in the centre itself. Record and report any hazards or accidents to the Service Co-ordinator. Assist service users in all aspects of personal care and daily living as identified by the service user. Ensure that your work and interactions with others is such that it promotes and enhances the independence of the service user. Undertake training as directed by the Service Co-ordinator. Assist with safe transportation in line with requirements of the Transport Handbook guidelines. Clamping lifting equipment , patient moving and handling and hoist are all essential requirements for this role. Carry out other duties and/or responsibilities which may be assigned to you from time to time. PERSON SPECIFICATION. Training, Experience and Qualifications. A minimum of 5 completed modules of FETAC level 5 (Major Award) Care Support or similar qualification is essential. FETAC Major Awards that are deemed relevant to IWA are: Community & Health Services (to include minor components Safety & Health at Work and Care Provision & Practice. Health Service Skills (to include minor components in Workplace Statutory Policies & Procedures and Care Skills and Care Support. Health Care Support (to include minor components Safety & Health at Work and Care Skills and Care Support. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes, with a high level of keyboard and computerised office skills. Advanced ECDL and /or 2-3 years’ experience working in a busy office environment. Experience of payroll, creating and maintaining databases and spread sheets. Knowledge and Skills. Excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in facilitation. Previous experience of working with people with disabilities is desirable. Behaviours. High level of confidentiality. The ability to work as part of a team. Person centred approach. An ability to build strong relationships at all levels. Strong customer service focus. Be of good character. Remuneration & Benefits. Salary range for this position is €12,821 - €15,810 DOE (prorated salary. Excellent working conditions. Training & development opportunities. 25 days annual leave pro rata. Access to Defined Contribution Pension scheme and group VHI & HSF Health Cash Plans. Employee Assistance Programme. This job description is a guide to the general range of duties and is not intended to be either restrictive or definitive and may be subject to periodic review. .
Cavan, Co. Cavan
182 days ago