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Advocates

Youth Advocate Programmes IrelandWicklow€14.71 per hourPart-time

Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland Vacancies: Advocates – Fixed Purpose Contracts YAP Ireland are looking for male and female advocates to work in YOUR community Positions available in the following locations: Wicklow – Blessington & Baltinglass YAP advocates come from all walks of life and make a huge difference to the lives of Young People. The training and experience we provide also opens-up opportunities for advocates to become skilled and experienced at working within their community in a strengths-based way. “It is an organisation that cares about employees and clients” – Advocate-YAP Staff Opinion Survey 2018 “Great support for this young person and helped to build capacity to get out into community” – TUSLA Social Worker “It`s getting my son out. He's starting to socialise. It gives him a break away from the home and time to do his own little thing. He loves going with his Advocate.” - Parent “YAP is the best thing that has ever happened to me.” – Young Person About us: YAP Ireland is a registered charity that provides a needs-led, family support service which uses a strengths-based approach to improve the lives of young people and their families in their community.  The Role of the Advocate: IF YOU THINK THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU: WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU For further information and to apply go to http://www.yapireland.ie/get-involved/work-with-us/ Closing date for receipt of applications is: 30th June 2019. Only completed application forms will be accepted, CVs will  NOT  be accepted. If sufficient applications are received before the closing date, these vacancies may close early. Full Training will be provided. Successful applicants will form a panel for consideration throughout 2019 & 2020. N.B. If you are short-listed you will need to be available for first stage interview between 16th- 18th July 2019 and for second stage interview between 30th July and 1st August 2019. There is also a 5-day training programme that will commence in August/ September 2019. Interviews and Training will take place in YAP Ireland, Lower Ground Floor, Park House, 191-193a North Circular Road.

27 days ago

Breakfast Chef

Westport Woods Hotel & SpaWestport, MayoFull-time

The Westport Woods Hotel has a Vacancy for a Breakfast Chef. Reporting to the Head Chef, the Breakfast Chef will assist our successful kitchen team in producing wonderful dishes for our guests. Key Duties and Responsibilities

21 days ago

Carers (CAREGivers)

Home Instead Senior CareLongfordFull-timePart-time

JOIN IRELAND'S LARGEST HOME CARE PROVIDER Home Instead Longford are now hiring for Carers (CAREGivers) to join an expanding team.  Caring for seniors is a humbling experience that requires a special person and just the right touch. Home Instead Senior Care are looking for caring, compassionate individuals to join our team.We believe in caring for our employees as much as we do caring for our seniors. With a 4,000-strong CAREGiver team working across every county in Ireland, we are the country’s largest home care provider.Wherever you are based, there is a job for you, and whatever your career aspirations, there is a pathway for you. Benefits of becoming a Home Instead CareGiver

26 days ago

Mechanic /Plant Fitter

Boles Hire LimitedMeathFull-timePermanent

Due to increased expansion Boles Hire Limited are seeking an experienced  Mechanic /Plant Fitter to join our team. Duties will include attending breakdowns on site, and servicing machines on site and in the workshop. The candidate must be able to work on their own initiative, is excellent at coordinating their schedule and have strong communication skills. Duties and Responsibilities of the Mechanic/Plant Fitter Benefits Full time permanent position for the right candidate Competitive salary Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Experience: Fitting: 5 years (Preferred) Licence: Full clean driving licence

17 days ago

Advocates

Youth Advocate Programmes IrelandDublin€14.71 per hourPart-time

Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland Vacancies: Advocates – Fixed Purpose Contracts YAP Ireland are looking for male and female advocates to work in YOUR community Positions available in the following locations: Dublin - Lucan, Tallaght, Walkinstown, Crumlin, Inchicore, Ballyfermot, Lucan, Liffey Valley & Clondalkin Dublin north – North county Dublin including: Coolock, Darndale, Clongriffin, Donghamede, Belmayne, Kilbarrack, Raheny, Edenmore, Ongar, Clongriffin, Swords, Balbriggan, Rush, Skerries, Lusk, Blanchardstown, Mulhuddart, Tyrrellstown, Clonsilla, Santry, Donabate & Beaumont. Dublin north city – Ballymun, Finglas, Cabra, Eastwall, Glasnevin & North city YAP advocates come from all walks of life and make a huge difference to the lives of Young People. The training and experience we provide also opens-up opportunities for advocates to become skilled and experienced at working within their community in a strengths-based way. “It is an organisation that cares about employees and clients” – Advocate-YAP Staff Opinion Survey 2018 “Great support for this young person and helped to build capacity to get out into community” – TUSLA Social Worker “It`s getting my son out. He's starting to socialise. It gives him a break away from the home and time to do his own little thing. He loves going with his Advocate.” - Parent “YAP is the best thing that has ever happened to me.” – Young Person About us: YAP Ireland is a registered charity that provides a needs-led, family support service which uses a strengths-based approach to improve the lives of young people and their families in their community.  The Role of the Advocate: IF YOU THINK THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU: WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU For further information and to apply go to http://www.yapireland.ie/get-involved/work-with-us/ Closing date for receipt of applications is: 30th June 2019. Only completed application forms will be accepted, CVs will  NOT  be accepted. If sufficient applications are received before the closing date, these vacancies may close early. Full Training will be provided. Successful applicants will form a panel for consideration throughout 2019 & 2020. N.B. If you are short-listed you will need to be available for first stage interview between 16th- 18th July 2019 and for second stage interview between 30th July and 1st August 2019. There is also a 5-day training programme that will commence in August/ September 2019. Interviews and Training will take place in YAP Ireland, Lower Ground Floor, Park House, 191-193a North Circular Road.

27 days ago

Care Assistants (CAREGivers)

Home Instead Senior CareBallsbridge, Dublin€12Full-timePart-time

Home Instead Ballsbridge is now hiring for Care Assistants (CAREGivers) for the Dublin South area. As a Caregiver with Home Instead, we don’t just look to provide personal care but believe in making a real difference in the lives of older people and their families. Working as part of a team of Caregivers you will be helping our clients to maintain their independence, live at home and support all aspects of their lives. Supporting our clients is both a challenging and rewarding career, but most of all will give you the opportunity to enhance the lives of our many clients. Home Instead Senior Care Ballsbridge are dedicated to helping older people and their families overcome the challenges of ageing. We pride ourselves for delivering person centred care, with the goal of enhancing the lives of seniors and the families. Working as a team of over 100 Caregivers it’s not just a job “To us, it’s personal every day”. Our clients are based in South Dublin city, specifically Dublin 2,4,6 & 8, providing a local feel to everything we do and excellent transport links to all our clients. Typical area’s you could work in include, Ranelagh, Rathmines, Donnybrook, Ballsbridge, Ringsend, Irishtown, Rathgar, Terenue, Thomas St or South Circular Road. What we offer: · Competitive rates of pay of up to €12 per hour · Flexible working hours to suit your life and commitments · Initial three days induction followed by further regular training · Monthly and annual caregiver of the year awards · Full support from our office team and 24/7 emergency phone · Dedicated Caregiver room in our Ballsbridge office to relax in between shifts. What we’re looking for: · Ideally you will have prior experience care for an older person in their home, being a professional or personal experience. · An ability to work on your own initiative or as part of a team · Strong communications skill with a good level of verbal and written English · Most important you must be passionate about improving the lives of others Typical duties might include: companionship, meal preparation, light household duties, personal care, medication reminders and dementia care. If you feel you’re up to the challenge apply online and we'll get back in touch to arrange discussing the role and arrange an interview.

9 days ago

Unit Manager Day/Night

Oberstown Children Detention CampusOberstown, Dublin€56,027 - €65,835 per yearFull-timePermanent

The Oberstown Children Detention Campus intend to hold a competition for the purpose of recommending persons for appointment and to form a panel for the position of: DAY/NIGHT UNIT MANAGER (UM) OBERSTOWN CHILDREN DETENTION CAMPUS IRISH YOUTH JUSTICE SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH AFFAIRS CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 @ 3:00pm Late applications for the position will not be accepted Job Title and Grade: Day/Night Unit Manager Competition Reference: UM 2019/C22 Closing Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 @ 3:00pm Location of Post: Oberstown, Lusk, Co Dublin Employer The person appointed will be employed by the Board of Management of the Oberstown Children Detention Campus (Oberstown). Reporting Relationship The person appointed to the position of Day/Night Unit Manager (UM) will work with and be accountable to the Deputy Director or his/her delegate. The Role of Day/Night Unit Manager To provide leadership, management and the development of a cohesive, focused and effective residential social care staff team in the delivery of high quality services which comply at all times with regulations and standards Principal Duties and Responsibilities  Lead and Manage the team effectively and appropriately and take full responsibility for delegated areas of duty.  Ensure that all staff maintain a high standard of care within their units. That the rights of the young people are safeguarded and that planned programmes are carried through.  Ensure the organisation and management of staff duty rosters, making any necessary alterations due to staff absences and pre-planning of staff leave  Implement admission and discharge procedures for the young people  Ensure that all information relating to the young people and their families and staff colleagues is treated in a thoroughly professional manner and that confidentiality is strictly maintained at all times  Report immediately to the Deputy Director or designate any incidence of malpractice in relation to the treatment of young people at Oberstown.  Ensure that physical and psychological punishment is never permitted under any circumstances and making every effort to ensure that the young people are not subjected to bullying or the threat of bullying  Report and record all accidents/incidents (however minor) to the Deputy Director  or the Director  Ensure that policies and procedures of Oberstown are strictly adhered to  Ensure that all documentation is completed in line with the policies and procedures, which may, from time to time, be reviewed and updated  Convene and direct unit staff meetings  Operational responsibility for Health, Safety, Welfare and Security on the units  Responsible for the organisation of the out-of-school hours recreational programme, including camps, outings etc. Ensure that programmes of leisure and recreational activities for the young people are planned and coordinated in advance  Operational responsibility for inventories within the designated unit  Attend Court Cases and carrying out escort duties as required  Prepare Court Reports and other relevant Reports when required. Ensure all Placement Planning Meetings are correctly recorded and that all records are kept up to date. Chair Placement Planning Meetings in the absence of the Deputy Director.  Liaise with parents, social workers, probation service and other relevant statutory and voluntary agencies as appropriate  Responsible for the young people’s pocket money, accounts and for all monies belonging to the unit. Ensure personal property is stored safely at all times  Administrative duties in relation to staff – submitting staff timesheets to payroll fortnightly; notifying HR of holiday, sick leave, completing return to work interviews etc.  Discharge administrative duties related to the operation of a designated unit  Implement Oberstown system of staff supervision.  Assist the Deputy Director in Oberstown staff probation and appraisal programme.  Ensure that a very high standard of hygiene, cleanliness and tidiness is maintained within the unit and that furniture, fittings and equipment are cared for at all times  Delegate responsibilities where appropriate.  Discharge certain duties normally allocated to the Deputy Director during periods of absence or as required.  Undertake the full range of care staff duties, which are discharged by subordinate colleagues  Perform any other relevant duties requested by the Deputy Director or the Director.  Work in accordance with the Standards and Criteria for Oberstown 2008, relevant legislative provisions and co-operate with any inspection process.  Other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be assigned from time to time. The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. Eligibility Criteria Qualifications and/or experience Each candidate for the post must have:  A qualification at degree level in social care, social work, youth work, teaching, nursing, psychology or another relevant comparable discipline, which included supervised professional practice placements, or the equivalent level of qualification from outside Ireland, accredited by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland, Accreditation by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland should be formally established by the candidate in advance of an application being made for this position.  A minimum of 5 years’ experience in working directly with young people and/or vulnerable adults who present with challenging behaviour.  A qualification in Management is desirable but not essential.  A minimum of 3 years’ management experience.  Must be able to demonstrate sufficient evidence of; Leadership, Communication, Interpersonal, Organisational and Decision Making skills relevant to this role.  Must possess appropriate ICT Skills, e.g. proficiency in Word, Excel, e-mail etc.  Evidence of ability to comply, including registration, with all relevant bodies regulating health and social care professionals, as in force at the closing date for applications or introduced at a later date (e.g. under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005).  Knowledge of relevant Irish legislation and policy in relation to the detention and care of young people  An understanding of structure and procedures in the provision of secure and residential accommodation in Ireland Skills and Personal Attributes Candidates should possess the following skills and attributes:  The ability to work both independently and as part of a team;  A problem solving approach and attitude;  The ability to respond rapidly to situations;  Reliability and trustworthiness;  Empathy, compassion and maturity;  A flexible, creative and solution focused approach to working with young people;  A positive and optimistic attitude to working with young people at risk who present with challenging behaviours;  A commitment to continuous professional development. Driving Licence Successful candidates will be required to hold a current full clean manual Driving Licence – Category B, prior to commencement of employment. Health A candidate must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service, which will include sporting and leisure activities as well as an ability to be fully involved in physical restraints where necessary (training will be provided). Character Each candidate must be of good character. Age Candidates should be aware that a maximum recruitment age will apply to this competition. Candidates must not yet be 67 years of age on the closing date and time for the competition. Communication Candidates must have a good command of the English language Self-Assessment Questionnaire for Day/Night Unit Manager Candidates Could you do the following?  Work in a role with extraordinary variety  Act with discretion and treat information in a confidential manner  Develop a range of new skills that you can apply in your role  Understand the relevant legislation and apply it in your role  Perform CPR, having received the appropriate training, on a critically injured person  Maintain a good level of physical fitness  Understand that in the role you will have to deal with negativity but need to maintain a positive perspective  Undergo training in behavioural management and be involved with colleagues as part of a trained team in a physical restraint  Build close working relationships with your team and colleagues  Maintain your composure, even when severely provoked  Work when rostered on duty on weekends and public holidays, including Christmas and Easter  Perform escort duties to and from court which may involve the use of handcuffs – training to be provided  Build close professional relationships with young people who have been in difficulty with the law  Be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position  Take part in sporting and leisure activities with young people Terms and Conditions of Employment Tenure Appointment is as an employee of the Board of Management of the Oberstown Campus. The appointment is to a whole-time permanent position. Successful candidates shall serve a minimum period of 12 months on probation (see below). The employee may not engage in private practice or be connected with any outside business which would interfere with the performance of official duties or conflict in any way with the position. Remuneration The salary for this post ranges from €56,027- €65,835 per annum. Allowances specific to this post are payable. These include Secure Unit Allowance and allowances for working unsocial hours. The rates of remuneration and allowances may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. Working Week Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less than an average of 39 hours gross per week. Successful candidates will be required to work on a roster, including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and such additional hours from time to time as may be reasonable and necessary for the proper performance of his/her duties subject to the limits set down in the working time regulations. Annual Leave The annual leave allowance for this position is 26 days per annum. Superannuation With effect from 1 January 2013 all new recruits to the Public Service will be members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme (“Single Scheme”), as provided for in the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012. Probation Successful candidates shall serve a minimum period of 12 months on probation. Should the Unit Manager services be satisfactory as regards health, conduct and efficiency generally during the probationary period, the officer will be finally appointed, on completion of the period. Should the Unit Manager services be unsatisfactory, the appointment may be terminated at any time during the probationary period. All employees will comply with supervision and any Performance Management Development system in place. Find the full job information booklet and instructions on how to apply HERE.

13 days ago

Residential Social Care Workers

Oberstown Children Detention CampusOberstown, Dublin€28,844 - €59,180 per yearFull-timePermanent

The Oberstown Children Detention Campus intend to hold a competition for the purpose of recommending persons for appointment and to form a panel for the position of: RESIDENTIAL SOCIAL CARE WORKER OBERSTOWN CHILDREN DETENTION CAMPUS IRISH YOUTH JUSTICE SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH AFFAIRS CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 @ 3:00pm Late applications for the position will not be accepted Job Title and Grade: Residential Social Care Worker Competition Reference: RSCW 2019/C21 Closing Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 @ 3:00pm Location of Post: Oberstown, Lusk, Co Dublin Employer The person appointed will be employed by the Board of Management of the Oberstown Children Detention Campus. The Role of the Residential Social Care Worker The Residential Social Care Worker’s primary purpose is to work directly with the young people on campus and their families, as well as internal and external professionals and agencies, in the provision of services to support the care and development of the young person and their re-integration into the community. Principal Duties and Responsibilities  To be directly involved in frontline care of children and young people, including those with behavioural difficulties, in a secure care setting  To carryout duties in line with the Oberstown Children Detention Campus policies and procedures, in particular the Safeguarding and Children First policies  Develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, children and young people, and their families  Work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to meet the social, emotional, educational, health and mental health needs of the children and young people  Develop, design and implement care placement programmes by: - Acting as a key worker to specific children and young people; - Completing and maintaining administrative records relating to children and young people including preparing reports - Promoting positive outcomes for children and young people in areas of staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution to their own wellbeing - Providing a positive role model for the children and young people - Working in accordance with the Standards and Criteria for Children Detention Schools 2008, relevant legislation and co-operate with any inspection process  Working in accordance with all campus wide policies and procedures, such as care, HR, health and safety, operating, etc.  Other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be assigned from time to time. The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. Eligibility Criteria Qualifications and / or experience Each candidate for the post must have:  A qualification at degree level on the National Framework of Qualifications in social care, social work, youth work, teaching, nursing, psychology (or other relevant discipline).  A minimum of 3 years’ experience in working directly with young people and / or vulnerable adults who present with challenging behaviour;  Must possess appropriate ICT Skills, e.g. proficiency in Word, Excel, e-mail etc.  Evidence of ability to comply, including registration, with all relevant bodies regulating health and social care professionals, as in force at the closing date for applications or introduced at a later date (e.g. under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005);  A knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and policy in relation to the detention and care of young people. Skills and Personal Attributes Candidates should possess the following skills and attributes:  The ability to work both independently and as part of a team;  A problem solving approach and attitude;  The ability to respond rapidly to situations;  Reliability and trustworthiness;  Empathy, compassion and maturity;  A flexible, creative and solution focused approach to working with young people;  A positive and optimistic attitude to working with young people at risk who present with challenging behaviours;  A commitment to continuous professional development. Driving Licence Successful candidates will be required to hold a current full clean manual Driving Licence – Category B, prior to commencement of employment. Health A candidate must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service, which will include sporting and leisure activities as well as an ability to be fully involved in physical restraints where necessary (training will be provided). Character Each candidate must be of good character. Age Candidates should be aware that a maximum recruitment age will apply to this competition. Candidates must not yet be 67 years of age on the closing date and time for the competition. Communication Candidates must have a good command of the English language Self-Assessment Questionnaire for RSCW candidates Could you do the following?  Work in a role with extraordinary variety.  Act with discretion and treat information in a confidential manner.  Develop a range of new skills that you can apply in your role.  Understand the relevant legislation and apply it in your role.  Perform CPR, having received the appropriate training, on a critically injured person.  Maintain a good level of physical fitness.  Understand that in the role you will have to deal with negativity but need to maintain a positive perspective.  Undergo training in behaviour management and be involved with colleagues as part of a trained team in a physical restraint.  Build close working relationships with your colleagues.  Maintain your composure, even when severely provoked.  Work when rostered on duty on weekends and public holidays, including Christmas and Easter.  Perform escort duties to and from court which may involve the use of handcuffs – training to be provided.  Build productive professional relationships with children and young people who have been in difficulty with the law.  Be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position.  Take part in sporting and leisure activities with young people. Terms and Conditions of Employment Tenure Appointment is as an employee of the Board of Management of the Oberstown Campus. The appointment is to a whole-time permanent position. Successful candidates shall serve a minimum period of 12 months on probation (see below). The employee may not engage in private practice or be connected with any outside business which would interfere with the performance of official duties or conflict in any way with the position. Remuneration The salary for this post ranges from €28,844 - €59,180 per annum. Allowances specific to this post are payable. These include Secure Unit Allowance and allowances for working unsocial hours. The rates of remuneration and allowances may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. Working Week Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less than an average of 39 hours gross per week. Successful candidates will be required to work on a roster, including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and such additional hours from time to time as may be reasonable and necessary for the proper performance of his/her duties subject to the limits set down in the working time regulations. Annual Leave The annual leave allowance for this position is 22 days per annum. Superannuation With effect from 1 January 2013 all new recruits to the Public Service will be members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme (“Single Scheme”), as provided for in the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012. Probation Successful candidates shall serve a minimum period of 12 months on probation. Should the RSCW services be satisfactory as regards health, conduct and efficiency generally during the probationary period, the officer will be finally appointed, on completion of the period. Should the RSCW services be unsatisfactory, the appointment may be terminated at any time during the probationary period. All employees will comply with supervision and any Performance Management Development system in place. Find the full job information booklet and instructions on how to apply HERE.

13 days ago

Carers (CAREGivers)

Home Instead Senior CareWestmeathFull-timePart-time

Home Instead Westmeath are now hiring for Carers (CAREGivers) to join an expanding team.  Caring for seniors is a humbling experience that requires a special person and just the right touch.Home Instead Senior Care are looking for caring, compassionate individuals to join our team.We believe in caring for our employees as much as we do caring for our seniors. With a 4,000-strong CAREGiver team working across every county in Ireland, we are the country’s largest non-medical home care provider.Wherever you are based, there is a job for you, and whatever your career aspirations, there is a pathway for you. Benefits of becoming a Home Instead CareGiver · Competitive pay – with higher rates at the weekend · Free induction training and access to ongoing, subsidised QQI training · Local benefit schemes to suit local CAREGiver needs nationwide · Flexible hours to suit your lifestyle – days, nights or weekend work available · 24-hour CAREGiver support · Refer a friend schemes – we’ll pay you when you successfully introduce a qualified colleague to Home Instead Senior Care

26 days ago

Health & Safety Officer

Oberstown Children Detention CampusOberstown, Dublin€56,027 - €65,835 per yearFull-timePermanent

The Oberstown Children Detention Campus intend to hold a competition for the purpose of recommending persons for appointment and to form a panel for the position of: HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER OBERSTOWN CHILDREN DETENTION CAMPUS IRISH YOUTH JUSTICE SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH AFFAIRS CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 @ 3:00pm Late applications for the position will not be accepted Job Title and Grade: Health and Safety Officer Competition Reference: HSO 2019/C20 Closing Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 @ 3.00pm Location of Post: Oberstown, Lusk, Co Dublin Employer The person appointed to the position of Health and Safety Officer will be employed by the Board of Management of the Oberstown Children Detention Campus. Reporting Relationship The post holder will report to the Deputy Director - Risk & Support Services Manager and/or his/her designate. Role To provide Oberstown with appropriate services of an executive, administrative or management nature in health and safety as are required for the exercise and performance of any of its powers, duties and functions. Principal Duties and Responsibilities  Preparing health and safety strategies, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with both legal requirements and internal policies and inculcating a safety and environmental awareness culture on Campus.  Supporting line managers in carrying out risk assessments and advising on how risks can be managed effectively.  Outlining safe operational procedures which identify and take account of relevant Hazards and constraints.  Carrying out regular Campus inspections to check that policies and procedures are being properly implemented.  Developing, implementing and managing an audit process to ensure that Oberstown is complying with health and safety legislation.  Planning practical and effective methods, both preventative and remedial of promoting health and safety and safe working practices.  Attending various safety meetings including Safety Committee, Safety Teams and specific safety meetings.  Making changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislation.  Leading in-house training with employees about health and safety issues and risks.  Keeping records of inspections findings and producing reports suggesting improvements.  Keeping records of incidents and accidents, near misses and producing statistics and practical solutions for Management to prevent re-occurrence in as far as is practicable.  Keeping up to date with new legislation and ensuring the organisation is aware of new and pending legislation.  Liaising with officials from the regulatory authorities to ensure the organisation is compliant with mandatory regulations.  Producing management reports.  Carrying out accident and incident investigations on site and producing subsequent reports and recommendations.  Carrying out fire drills, organising fire safety training and liaising closely with the Fire Officer on Campus and fire consultants to ensure as far as possible, the prevention of fire and the safe evacuation of employees and young people detained in Oberstown in emergency situations.  Preparation and presentation of reports and attending various meetings of Oberstown with the Board, staff, general public and regulatory agencies.  Ensuring the safe installation of equipment.  Advising and assisting on a range of specialist areas, e.g. fire regulations, hazardous substances and use of chemicals, noise and vibration, manual handling, ergonomic aspects re VDU operation, safeguarding machinery and occupational diseases.  Carry out duties, which are specified by management relating to the protection from and the prevention of occupational risk and accidental loss in Oberstown Campus.  Assist employees in carrying out their safety responsibilities by making them familiar with their obligations under safety legislation and the Oberstown Health & Safety Statement.  Review, update and periodically review the relevant safety statements; develop, update and periodically review Oberstown’s Safety Management System  Assist in establishing and maintaining means of safety representation and consultation between management and employees within the meaning of safety legislation.  Liaise with safety representatives and provide guidance, advice and support to safety representatives as required.  Assist in devising, implementing and presenting safety training programmes for both management and staff in consultation with the Fire Officer and Training Section.  Assist in programmes and campaigns, which promote safety awareness and culture among management and staff. Lead on Oberstown’s strategic objective of maintaining ISO Accreditation.  Review all accident reports and ensure that, where required, they are reported to the Health and Safety Authority; to investigate all serious accidents and accidents which expose a potential for danger and to produce findings intended to prevent recurrence; to review trends and provide feedback to management and staff in the areas affected.  Review and comment on and make recommendations on documents prepared by Oberstown for tendering and subsequent submissions received from private consultants, suppliers and contractors with a view to determining compliance and adequacy of safety measures.  Develop and review safe work practices, Safe Systems of Work, Method Statements either individually or in conjunction with other staff in the relevant sections.  Supervision of any assigned staff.  Working closely with the management and staff of the Oberstown to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, that Oberstown meets its obligations under Health, Safety and Welfare legislation.  Other duties as may be assigned by the Director or designate, these may include duties of an administrative, technical, or other nature and may not be directly related to Health and Safety.  Advise on legislation developments, which may affect Safety, Health and Welfare at work.  Co-operate and liaise with the insurance claims section in providing and using information, which is mutually beneficial to exercising respective duties.  To provide expert safety reports required by legal advisors to pursue Oberstown’s interest in the case of litigation.  These tasks, which are indicative rather than exhaustive, are carried out under general supervision. The holder of the post will, if required, act for an employee of a higher level.  Perform other such duties appropriate to the post as may from time to time be required by the Director. The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. Eligibility Criteria Qualifications and/or experience Each candidate for the post must have: Each candidate, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms for the office must:  Hold a Level 8 Diploma or Higher Diploma in Safety Health & Welfare at Work (SHWW) in the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) with relevant professional experience in a management role in occupational health and safety of at least 5 years. or  Hold a minimum Level 7 Batchelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, and/or Science with a Certificate (Level 7) in SHW (NFQ) or equivalent, with relevant management and professional experience in occupational health and safety of at least 5 years. or  Hold a Level 9 Graduate Diploma / MSc in Occupational Safety & Health (NFQ 9) and a relevant Primary Degree with management and professional experience in occupational health and safety of at least 5 years. Skills and Personal Attributes Candidates should possess/demonstrate the following skills and attributes:  Relevant experience in a similar environment would be desirable but not essential  Have strong organisational ability, writing, problem solving, flexibility and communications skills  Have strong presentation skills and the ability to multi-task  Possess meticulous attention to detail and an ability to prioritise key issues and priorities based on common sense and competency  Must possess computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite  Audit experience and knowledge of ISO procedures and processes is essential Driving Licence Successful candidates will be required to hold a current full clean manual Driving Licence – Category B, prior to commencement of employment. Health A candidate must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service, which will include sporting and leisure activities as well as an ability to be fully involved in physical restraints where necessary (training will be provided). Character Each candidate must be of good character. Age Candidates should be aware that a maximum recruitment age will apply to this competition. Candidates must not yet be 67 years of age on the closing date and time for the competition. Communication Candidates must have a good command of the English language Self-Assessment Questionnaire for Health and Safety Officer Candidates Could you do the following?  Work in a role with extraordinary variety  Act with discretion and treat information in a confidential manner  Develop a range of new skills that you can apply in your role  Understand the relevant legislation and apply it in your role  Maintain a good level of physical fitness  Understand that in the role you will have to deal with negativity but need to maintain a positive perspective  Build close working relationships with your colleagues  Maintain your composure, even when severely provoked  Work when rostered on weekends and public holidays, including Christmas and Easter  Be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position Terms and Conditions of Employment Tenure Appointment is as an employee of the Board of Management of the Oberstown Campus. The appointment is to a whole-time permanent position. Successful candidates shall serve a minimum period of 12 months on probation (see below). The employee may not engage in private practice or be connected with any outside business which would interfere with the performance of official duties or conflict in any way with the position. Remuneration The salary for this post ranges from €56,027- €65,835 per annum. Allowances specific to this post are payable. These include Secure Unit Allowance and allowances for working unsocial hours. The rates of remuneration and allowances may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. Working Week Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less than an average of 39 hours gross per week. Successful candidates will be required to work on a roster, including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and such additional hours from time to time as may be reasonable and necessary for the proper performance of his/her duties subject to the limits set down in the working time regulations. Annual Leave The annual leave allowance for this position is 26 days per annum. Superannuation With effect from 1 January 2013 all new recruits to the Public Service will be members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme (“Single Scheme”), as provided for in the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012. Probation Successful candidates shall serve a minimum period of 12 months on probation. Should the Health and Safety Officer services be satisfactory as regards health, conduct and efficiency generally during the probationary period, the officer will be finally appointed, on completion of the period. Should the Health and Safety Officer services be unsatisfactory, the appointment may be terminated at any time during the probationary period. All employees will comply with supervision and any Performance Management Development system in place. Find the full job information booklet and instructions on how to apply HERE.

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