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Brothers of Charity

Brothers of Charity



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Posted :19 minutes ago
Job location
Galway, Ireland
Job category
Health care
Job type
Full time
Job Descriptions


The role of the CMN1 is an important role in the management of the
day to day organisation of an integrated service providing both day and
residential service supports. The successful candidate must provide leadership
in the development of the service in line with Personal Outcomes Measures, HIQA
standards, new directions and future service requirements. The vision of the
Clarin Services, is to support people with intellectual disabilities to achieve
a full and valued life in their community. Our focus is to form a relationship
and partnership with each individual and their family to support people to be
valued citizens in their local community and to have ordinary life


We wish to recruit an innovative, creative, motivated, visionary
person who will relish the opportunity to assist in achieving this vision.   We are looking for an individual who will be
flexible and adapt to the needs of particular individuals they support. and are
open to change and aim to provide a safe, secure environment where individuals
will participate in community and leisure activities, make choices and enjoy a
lifestyle that fulfil their potential and expectations with opportunity for new


It is the Team Leader’s responsibility to ensure that the life of
each individual reflects the

Organisations core values by supporting each individual’s
development in the areas of:


  • Dignity and respect

  • Promoting Independence in the area of personal development,
    educational, employment, life skills and day to day living skills

  • Developing friendships and relationships

  • Making choices

  • Community Networking

  • Whilst ensuring the physical,
    medical, social and emotional wellbeing outcomes of the people supported
    are observed.


Reporting/Responsible To:

Service Coordinator /Area Manager



A current Live Register Certificate from An Bord Altranais is
essential; RNID/RMHN qualification

Is desirable. Candidates must have a full clean driving
licence. Fluency in verbal and written

English is an essential requirement of this post.

An appropriate management qualification is also desirable or a
commitment to obtain one.



Candidates must have at least 3 years post
qualification experience gained in services for people with intellectual
disabilities. Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience of leading and
supporting a team. Experience of overseeing an integrated day programme in a
residential setting is desirable. Experience in community networking,
supporting individuals to partake in activities in their local community, goal
setting and programme implementation is desirable. Experience of working with
individuals with autism, challenging behaviour and mental health is an



Candidates must demonstrate leadership and planning skills and the
ability to set goals, put into action and follow through. Candidates must have the ability to exercise
good judgement, discretion and confidentiality, be creative and self-motivated,
communicate effectively in both written and verbal forms and co-operate in a
team environment with a person-centred philosophy.


Working Hours:

75 hours per fortnight based on a 14 day duty roster. Contracted
hours of work are liable to change over 7 days to meet the requirements of the
service. The successful candidate will be required to work days, evenings and
weekends, public holidays, and occasional night duty.


The successful candidate will also be the
senior person on duty for management cover and
will need to support and advise
work colleagues throughout Clarin Services at evenings and weekends.


The Brothers of Charity model of service is based on Personal
Outcome Measures requiring employees to be flexible in their working hours to
provide a quality service delivery for each individual.

Annual Leave:  

25 days per annum. Appropriate service related leave will be granted
after 5 and 10 years’ service respectively.
Annual leave must be planned in conjunction with the Service
Coordinator, as one or other must be available for work at all times.





€50,915 (min) x 7 increments - €59,961 (max) per annum. Additional payments will be made for
weekends, public holidays, and night duty when worked.




This post is permanent and full time. This post is pensionable with
the first assignment been to a community Residential Service under Clarin




A probationary period of nine months from the date of appointment
applies to the post. The employment may
be terminated at any time during the probationary period should the employer
find that the appointee is unsuitable to continue employment. The probation period may be extended at the
Employer’s discretion.




The Brothers of Charity model of service is based on Personal
Outcome Measures requiring employees to be flexible both in their approach and
their working hours to provide a quality service delivery for each individual.


Specific Conditions

  • Staff must have a positive
    attitude towards working with persons with an intellectual disability and
    help to ensure that they lead as normal and enjoyable a life as possible.

  • Staff must treat each person
    with an intellectual disability as an individual and at all times
    acknowledge and respect the rights and personal dignity of the person with
    an intellectual disability.

  • Staff are required to
    establish and maintain relationships with adults with disabilities that
    are based on respect and equality and that promote their independence.


Main duties, functions and


Team Member Responsibilities and

  • Be an active member of the
    assigned service Team, while also being an active member of the Clarin
    Services management team.

  • Co-operate with all staff in
    maintaining, developing and enhancing the partnership model.

  • Develop and foster good
    relationships with people supported in the service.

  • Take ownership of and manage
    the team and cover the whole staff team and Clarin team as required by the
    Service coordinator or Area Manager.

  • Support and Supervision:
    Manage and supervise the performance of staff assigned to the group home
    including responsibility for their performance and conduct as well as
    timekeeping, attendance and planning annual leave.

  • Co-operate on all aspects of
    programmes with the staff and the multidisciplinary team members.

  • Assist in formulating,
    implementing and evaluating service plans in co-operation with the Service
    coordinator, multidisciplinary supports and other team members under the
    direction of the Service coordinator.

  • Manage and promote community
    liaison including advocacy, citizen and advocacy and promoting and
    maintaining family contact for the people supported.

  • Ensure that appropriate
    records are kept to enable full reports on the people who use the service
    to be available to the multidisciplinary staff and Service coordinator.
    Coordinate filing and storing of these records are in line with policy.

  • Ensure that all IP records,
    local reviews, Team based performance records are completed and inputted
    on the database as required.

  • Ensure that each individual
    receives a quality day programme. Formulate and implement programmes
    designed for the needs of the individual, in cooperation with the
    multidisciplinary team as required.

  • Promote community integration
    and maximum participation for the individual.

  • Ensure that the money of the
    people who use the service is spent according to their wished and that
    appropriate records are kept in line with policy. Awareness of resource
    management is also important with the ability to achieve efficiencies in
    resource usage.

  • Facilitate co-ordination,
    co-operation, liaison and communication across multidisciplinary teams and

  • Plan and record the
    discussion items of Team Meetings.

  • Assist individuals in menu
    planning and preparation of food, cook their daily meals and maintain a
    high standard of food hygiene.



Leadership and Management:

  • Take responsibility for the
    duty roster and ensuring staff cover in the case of absenteeism and ensure
    return to work discussions are implemented.

  • Assist in managing all
    resources efficiently and effectively within agreed budget.

  • Assist people who use the
    service with personal banking and adhering to the National Guidelines on
    managing individual finances.

  • Provide leadership and
    direction for all members of the team to ensure good practice according to

  • Ensure that all aspects of
    service delivery conform to meet stated HIQA regulations and standards.

  • Assume responsibility of the
    Person Participating in Management role under HIQA regulations and meet
    with and report to HIQA Inspection teams as required. If required in the
    future to be the Person in Charge for this designated centre.

  • Ensure all relevant HIQA
    files and required information is kept up to date.

  • Ensure that appropriate
    records are kept to enable full reports on the people we support to be
    available to the multidisciplinary staff and Service Coordinator. Update
    OLIS, Hazard, Personal Outcomes, AIRS and other databases as needed.

  • Carry out Audits and training
    with the team as needed in areas such as Client Protection, Fire
    Evacuation. Health and Safety, Quarterly AIRS Audits, Complaints Audits
    and Follow up on Actions from HIQA inspection and Provider Nominee Audits.

  • Keep abreast of changes in
    IT, including adapting to changes on our recording and storage of records
    i.e. OLIS Docs.

  • Provide induction for new
    staff as required.

  • Plan and provide support on
    the day to day operational and development of the service; within the Team
    Based Performance Management framework.

  • Provide leadership, good time
    management and supportive supervision to staff in the service where
    appropriate and appraise staff performance as required.

  • Provide support, manage and
    resolve problems within the team when appropriate.

  • Facilitate team building and
    staff motivation.

  • Participate in the
    identification, development and delivery of education, training and
    development programmes for staff.

  • Ensure the appropriate
    proactive strategies are documented and implemented on individual person
    who uses the service.

  • Assist in supervising and
    assessing volunteers and students as required.

  • Lead and implement change.

  • Be proactive and take an
    active part in future service planning, development and delivery.

  • Perform such other duties
    appropriate to the post as may be assigned from time to time by the
    Service coordinator/Deputy. All
    duties must be carried out in person at all times.

  • As the duties and
    responsibilities of any post in the services are likely to change with the
    ongoing needs of the people being supported i.e. age, level of ability,
    HIQA, New Directions, Personal Outcomes Measures etc., staff are expected
    to have a high level of flexibility, willingness and an ability to develop
    new approaches to their work as required.


Health, Safety and Hygiene

  • Participate in assisting
    people supported with personal hygiene and personal care and promote their

  • Implement all public health
    advice as regards the prevention and management of Covid 19.

  • Provide leadership and
    direction for all members of the team (Day and Residential), to ensure
    that high standards of cleanliness are maintained according to the
    service’s hygiene and infection control policy. Record and audit of
    hygiene practices in the assigned service area.

  • Ensure that effective safety
    procedures are developed and managed to comply with the statutory
    obligations in conjunction with relevant staff.

  • Carry our regular checks of
    the facilities and ensure ongoing maintenance of the buildings.

  • Be aware of and become
    familiar with Fire Drill procedures within the Centre, i.e. fire
    detection, evacuation and fire fighting.

  • Ensure all regulations are
    adhered to with regard to transport and insurance

  • Be conscious of Health &
    Safety matters in the workplace and, in particular, to comply with
    employees' obligations as set out under Chapter 2 of the Safety, Health
    & Welfare at Work Act, 2005.

  • Ensure that all
    accidents/incidents to the people supported, staff or visitors are
    reported in accordance with Service policy and that all staff is fully
    aware of the contents of the Safety Statement for the Centre. Carry out
    regular review of AIRS in line with the multidisciplinary team reviewing
    and planning protocols to meet any highlighted trends and patterns.



  • To monitor the high medical
    needs of people supported attending the centre.

  • To be responsible for the
    administration and ordering of medication in line with the medication
    administration policy of the service.

  • To perform appropriate
    procedures as required and recommended by the medical department of the
    service, or other medical personnel involved with the individual.

    • To ensure that medications
      and oxygen are safely and appropriately stored.

    • To ensure that all medical
      equipment is clean and in working order i.e. suction machines, oxygen
      cylinders etc.

    • Supervise and support
      workers staff who has completed two day Safe Administration of
      medication. (S.A.M.S.) and support them with carrying out their practical

    • Ensure that specific medical
      and nursing supported care plans are formulated, implemented, reviewed
      and updated as required.

    • Ensure regular consultation
      and follow up with GP’S, specialist practices and mental health services.

    • Ensure everyday care
      practices are upheld are in line with health promotion within a community

    • Ensure further educational
      and skills based training is undertaken to improve clinical practice.

    • Undertake educational on
      line training modules to promote clinical practice

    • Ensure individualised care
      plans are relayed to support staff.


Personal Outcomes Responsibilities:

  • Manage people who use the
    service supports; care and learning experiences to ensure the highest
    professional standards, using evidence based planning approach such as an
    individual personal outcome for each person supported.

  • Actively support Key Worker’s
    in their endeavours to achieve priority goals for people supported within
    the service.

  • Assist people supported in
    the service in making informed decisions.

  • Facilitate individual plan
    meetings and review meetings.


General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure strict confidentiality
    in all matters concerning people who use the service including the safe
    storage of reports and records. Ensure all information is adapted as

  • Driving the Service vehicle
    as required.

  • Evaluate and manage the
    implementation of best practice policy and procedures including the
    policies and procedures of the Brothers of Charity Services and operate
    within the policies and procedures of the Services in all aspects of your

  • Promote dignity at work and
    show respect to people who use the service, colleagues and stakeholders in
    the course of duty.

  • Avail of all training and
    development opportunities that enhance this position.


Bachelors Degree

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Full Clean Driving Licence
  • 3 years