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Team Leader

Praxis CareRosslare, Wexford€33,189 - €43,800 a yearFull-timePart-time

Job Purpose/Summary:


The Team Leader is part of the support team whose function is to meet the practical, physical and emotional needs of individuals living in this innovative scheme for adults with intellectual disabilities in the Rosslare Area.

Through a key worker system, he/she will also be responsible for the designing of individual programmes of support and co-ordinating the delivery of the package by a group of Support Workers and him/herself.


Key Accountabilities


 To ensure that all work within the scheme is participant focused and upholds the principles of respect, privacy, dignity, fulfilment, independence and choice.
 To plan, develop and implement individual and group programmes of support, for example, social and domestic training, personal hygiene and community living skills designed to enhance and maximise the capabilities and independence of the Service Users in the scheme.
 To assess Service Users in a regular and systematic basis through the completion of suitable assessment models. To establish goals on an individual and group basis so as to ensure the effective utilisation of resources by the Service Users i.e. day care, home community, voluntary and statutory agencies.
 To participate in supporting the physical and personal needs of Service Users.
 To ensure that medication is held, stored and administered in accordance with Praxis Care’s Medication Policy.
 To intervene appropriately to resolve situations arising out of challenging behaviours/mental health difficulties. This may involve an element of physical risk to the employee. Staff will be fully trained in how to deal with these situations.
 To provide effective leadership, supervision and management to Support Workers and to co-ordinate their input into individual programmes of support.
 To personally contribute towards a happy and therapeutic environment and to the workings of a caring team.
 To keep detailed records of staff with regards to annual leave, time-in-lieu and sick leave. Ensure that adequate records are maintained and necessary reports, including untoward/critical incidents are produced.


Requirements of the Role
 You will be required to participate in the company performance management process.
 To adhere to and model the company values, behaviours and competencies at all times
 To participate when required in formal and informal supervision.
 To carry out all duties of the post in accordance with Praxis rules, regulations and policies
 To carry out additional duties of the role and all other required duties as and when necessary.

The above mentioned duties are not exhaustive and the post holder will be required to carry out other duties as and when necessary. It should be noted that stated duties or location associated with the post may change to meet the future needs of the organisation.

Salary: €33,189 - €43,800



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