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WALK, a Leinster-based service provider for people with disabilities, has been providing community-based supports for over 50 years. Through its 16 models of support the organisation specialises in tailoring the types and supports it provides to suit the individual. Our focuses on engagement is in community settings; broadly in the areas of employment, training and community living. The organisation empowers people with disabilities to live self-determined lives in an equal and inclusive society. This means that people are facilitated to access any community facility that will support their life-time ambitions. At WALK we believe that every person who wants to work, have a job or a career, can do so. We know it is the person’s drive and ambitions that enables them to reach their goals, our role is as a facilitator in their journey. The people WALK supports enables us to work towards our vision, that is, of being an inclusive society where communities value and treat all people as equal citizens.

WALK is an innovative and dynamic organisation where change is rapid and constant. The organisation has achieved both national and international quality awards for high quality service delivery and human resource management.


We are currently recruiting for: 

Residential Team Leader

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Social Care WorkersWALK Residential Services

At WALK, we strive to offer people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism the opportunity to live in a home of their choosing. We support people in a range of housing options from single occupier to shared living. Our supports vary from a few hours a week to fulltime. Our values are based on a human rights-based approach and a low arousal non-aversive philosophy.

We are currently recruiting for two Team Leader roles in our Dublin services.

  • Residential Team Leaders – Part time Permanent. Previous experience in a similar role is essential, experience with older persons, Autism informed, or trauma informed support service is desirable.

Applications by CV with “Team Leader” in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is the 9th Sept 2022.

Skills:
Resilience, Motivated team player, Experience in Intellectual Disability Sector

Benefits:
EAP service, Up to 5 weeks annual leave, Paid Maternity Leave (conditions apply), Permanent Health Insurance (conditions apply)

Job Description Residential Team Leader 


Social Care Worker Roles Full Time & Part Time

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At WALK, we strive to offer people with intellectual disabilities and or autism the opportunity to live in a home of their choosing. We support people in a range of housing options from single occupier to shared living. Our supports vary from a few hours a week to fulltime. Our values are based on a human rights-based approach and a low arousal non-aversive philosophy.

Would you like to work in a progressive organisation, delivering person centred residential supports for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism?

We are looking to hire full time and part-time Social Care Workers as part of our residential supports. Clinical Supervision is provided through group and individual sessions. This is a hands-on role, working as part of a team to deliver quality residential supports.

If you are interested in any of these roles please send your CV and cover letter clearly marked “Social Care Worker Roles” to recruitment@walk.ie

 Job description Social Care Workers




 


Job Coach

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WALK is seeking applications for the role of Job Coach to join our Careers & Employment team.

The Job Coach will play a pivotal role in the delivery of person-centred careers and employment practices within WALK and be responsible for the day-to-day operations of some key deliverables.

Job Coaches are key drivers and champions in the organization's efforts to ensure people are supported to have the best possible life.

A detailed job description is attached.

Closing date for applications is 30/09/2022.

To express your interest in the role, please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to recruitment@walk.ie and please mention “Job Coach” in the subject line of your email.

For all informal enquiries, please contact Hannah Monahan hannah.monahan@walk.ie

job description WALK Job Coach

WALK: Assistant Psychologist

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(169hrs pm)

Would you like to work in an innovative human rights based organisation where you will gain the skills and experience you need to pursue a career in clinical psychology?

We are looking for an honours degree psychology graduate with experience supporting adults with intellectual disabilities and autism to join our Clinical Team.

This role combines office based work and direct support. You will split your time between office based tasks such as risk assessments, wellbeing plans and social stories and hands on direct support in an autism informed service. Clinical supervision will be provided by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

Over 80% of our Assistant Psychologists have succeeded in obtaining a place in a doctoral programme in clinical psychology.

If you are interested in the role please send your CV and cover letter clearly marked Assistant Psychologist to recruitment@walk.ie by
Friday 7th October 2022
. Informal enquiries may be made to Wendy Farmer at 01-4650388 or by email to wendy.farmer@walk.ie

Assistant Psychologist Job Description

Professionally Qualified Social Worker

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Exciting job opportunity with WALK: Professionally Qualified Social Worker (Full Time, 3year Fixed Term Contract)

At WALK, we strive to offer people with intellectual disabilities and/or Autism the opportunity to live the life of their choosing.

WALK is interested in reaching out to Professionally Qualified Social Workers who want to make a real difference in their work. As part of our growing development of supports for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism we are now seeking a Social Worker. This role will be part of our evolving Clinical Support team and connected to our growing Day Supports programmes. A detailed role description is available.

If you believe you have the necessary enthusiasm, competencies and experience to bring to this role we would like to hear from you.

Please forward your letter of application outlining your suitability for the role, taking into account the criteria in the role description: Job Description WALK -Social Worker with your Curriculum Vitae by email only to recruitment@walk.ie reference SWWALK. Please include your CORU registration number in correspondences.

The closing date is Friday 28th October 2022 and interviews will be held following shortlisting.

Informal enquires can also be made to Aine.Kerr@walk.ie- or on 085 8633075

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WALK Residential Psychology Project Worker

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At WALK, we strive to offer people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to live the life of their choosing.

WALK is interested in reaching out to committed individuals who want to make a real difference in the lives of others. As part of our growing development of supports for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, WALK Residential Psychology Project Worker

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Community Connector and Psychology Project Worker

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Community Connector and Psychology Project Worker (Day Opportunities)

April 2022

WALK is seeking applications for the role of Community Connector / Psychology Project Worker to join our Day Opportunities team.

The Community Connector/Psychology Project Worker will play an active role in the on-going development of person-centred practice and thinking within WALK and be responsible for the day-to-day supports of individuals who use our service. A detailed role description is attached.  Community Connectors/Psychology Project Workers are an integral part of the organisation's efforts to ensure people supported have the best possible life.

General Role Outline:

The purpose of these roles is to provide support to people taking part in WALK’s Day support services to enable them to build a lifestyle and live their life as part of their chosen community.  The roles are based on clear principles of supporting people to make and exercise choice and marks an innovative and forward-looking departure from the traditional Day Services models.

The successful candidates will be an integral component of a support team. These teams will be focused on delivering key outcomes for individuals specifically in the areas of employment, education/training and personal development.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Third level qualification in Social Care or a related field. For psychology project worker role, a psychology degree or similar is required.
  • Values and beliefs that are aligned with those of the Organisation
  • Two years’ experience working with people with disabilities and of assisting them to achieve valued social roles
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with people whose behaviour can challenge.
  • Flexibility is essential to adapt your approach to meet individual service user needs.
  • Be highly organised and enthusiastic with a hands on, professional approach.
  • Uses good interpersonal and communication skills to influence and inspire others, build constructive relationships, and achieve outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be motivated, resilient and patient
  • Ability to work flexibly as a member of a team
  • Good administration and IT skills

How to apply:

To apply for these roles please send a copy of your cover letter and CV to recruitment@walk.ie  with Community Connector/Psychology Project Worker in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until all vacancies are filled.

Please send any informal queries to Emma Coghlan, Programme Coordinator,  emmacoghlan@walk.ie

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Relief Staff

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We hire on an ongoing basis for our Relief Panel.  

Please see here for Relief add

Hourly rate depends on qualifications and experience. 

If you would like to apply, send a CV and cover letter clearly stating ‘Relief Panel Application’ to recruitment@walk.ie

What we offer

There are many benefits to working at WALK.

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Scheme (operated by VHI)
  • Performance Development System
  • Dedicated learning and development plans
  • Up to 25 days Annual Leave.
  • Various leave types (conditions apply) marriage/civil partnership, paternity, compassionate, adoptive.
  • Paid maternity leave (conditions apply)
  • Permanent Health Insurance (conditions apply)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary 
  • Pension 7% Employers Contribution (subject to HSE funding)
  • Death in Service benefit of four times salary (conditions apply)
  • Further Education Scheme
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Travel (bike-to-work schemes/tax saver commuter tickets)

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WALK Head Office, 1 Longmile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

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WALK is a registered Charity. Charity number is CHY 10777. Companies Registration Number 322400. Registered Charity Number (CRA Number) 20028008
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