On the evening of November 10th, 1960, a small group of people, all wheelchair users, gathered in the Pillar Room of the Mater Hospital. Little over an hour later, Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) was born. From those small beginnings, IWA has grown into a nationwide network of over 20,000 members supported by a dedicated team of over 2,000 staff and another 2,000 volunteers. IWA’s overriding vision today – ‘to achieve full inclusion and integration of people with disabilities as equal and independent members of society’ – is little changed from that of our founding members in 1960, and we remain an organisation that continues to be owned and directed by our members.
IWA has developed a reputation for excellence in governance and quality of service provision. IWA operates in every county in Ireland and we deliver €1 million of diverse services to our members every week and provide over 2 million hours of direct services to adults each year. People will always remain at the centre of everything that we do and we continually strive to maintain the highest of standards.
About the role:
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Working on a one to one supporting a young adult in the community
- Support individual to attend training programme in Dungarvan Co Waterford
- Support individual with activities based on their choice and needs.
- Support individual in line with the Association’s person-centered approach and through the Individual Support Service
- Assist individual with safe transportation in own vehicle in line with requirements of the Transport Handbook guidelines
- Assist young adult in all aspects of personal care and daily living as identified by individual
- Accompany and support individual on outings, social trips and holidays if required
- Ensure that your work and interactions with the individual is such that it promotes and enhances independence.
- Undertake training as directed by the Coordinator
- Actively ensure that standards and practices regarding health and safety are fully adhered to in all activities and in the centre itself. Record and report all hazards or accidents to the Coordinator
- Carry out other duties and/or responsibilities which may be assigned to you from time to time
- Full Clean Driving License (Class B)