31 Mar 2020

Social Care Practitioner – Sonas Nursing Home Riverview

31 Mar 2020

Leading & Expanding Nursing Home Group Sonas Nursing Homes are currently recruiting Social Care Practitioners for their purpose built Nursing Home in Ballina, Co. Mayo 

Sonas Nursing Homes is an award winning leading provider of residential care to older persons operating Nursing Homes with independent living villages across Ireland. Sonas Nursing Homes cater for respite, convalescent, day care, short-term, long-term and palliative care and independent living. At our core is a commitment to our Sonas Values – Teamwork, Energy, Advocacy, Warmth, Empowerment and Empathy.

Position: Social Care Practitioner

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Role Summary:
To promote and maintain the highest quality of social support and care to the residents in the Nursing Home. To work with the clinical team to deliver assessment based personalised care to each resident. Developing a care plan which reflects both the assessed needs of the resident and their personal wishes. To advocate for, and protect the rights of the resident. To supervise and delegate to care staff in the delivery of social and clinical care to residents. To document (electronically) and communicate all social care intervention in line with policy and regulation.

Duties & Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Deliver a high standard of person-centred care ensuring all practices reflects the privacy, dignity and respect of our residents and underpins all the basic values that contribute to an excellent quality of life.
  • Support and assist residents enabling them to fulfil their activities of daily living ensuring that residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible.
  • Liaise with the multidisciplinary team to ensure balanced approved to care.
  • Participate in the monitoring and recording of the progress of the residents in line with agreed procedures.
  • Have a good knowledge of the Health Act 2007 in relation to residents in a long-term care facility.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the HIQA standards in relation to the care of older adults in a long-term care facility.
  • Maintain professional standards in line with the regulations set out in the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.
  • Responsible for the wellbeing of the residents in the Nursing Home.
  • Participate in the monitoring and recording of the progress of the residents in line with agreed procedures.
  • Work positively and constructively with residents who present with behaviours that challenge.
  • Maintain clear, concise and accurate records at all levels within the home.
  • Support the Person in Charge in providing a high quality service.
  • Supervise Healthcare Assistants and delegate duties as necessary
  • Support and assist the management team during internal and external audits/inspections.
  • Must be available to work various day, night and weekend shifts when required

Education & Qualifications:

  • Fetac Level 7/8 (Degree) or above Qualification in Social Care Work/ Social Studies
  • Candidates with a FETAC/QQI Major Award Level 5 in Social Care or related field may be considered.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year previous experience as a Social care worker within a residential care home setting.
  • Possess a high regard for and practice good health and safety procedures at all times.
  • Passionate about delivering outstanding care to older people and be a committed, patient and caring person.

Benefits of working for Sonas Nursing Homes:

Employing a large workforce, we offer unparalleled opportunity to develop your career and broaden your experience.

Sonas Nursing Homes have built and sustained its reputation for excellence which make us an excellent employer of choice.

  • Competitive Rates of Pay
  • Induction Program
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Career Progression/Internal Promotions
  • Continuous Training and Development
  • Personal Retirement Savings Account (PRSA)
  • Long Service Recognition Awards
  • Discounted Supplier Arrangements
  • Tax relief for supplying and laundering of uniforms
  • Refer a Friend Bonus Scheme
  • Free on-site Parking
  • Employee Competitions
  • Staff Social Events
  • Employee Well-Being
  • Education Funding Assistance
  • Charity Giving Program
  • Living the Sonas Values Awards
  • 1 X Uniform and Name Badge Provided
  • All meals provided during working hours

How to Apply:

Please Email your CV to  [email protected]

All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Sonas is an Equal Opportunities Employer.




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