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There are three forms for completion needed to apply for any vacancy with Cope Foundation. You can download each form as a PDF.

Click here for Application Form – please specify which position you are applying for on this form.
Click here for Vetting Form
Click here for Safeguard for Employment

All three forms should be returned, before the closing date for applications, to:
H.R. Division, Cope Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte, Cork

Or you can ask for a form by sending an e-mail to:
recruit@cope-foundation.ie
or by telephoning
00353 21 4507131.

 

Support Worker (Care Assistant)

Part time (12 hours a week) Fixed Term

Cope Foundation is recruiting a Support Worker (Care Assistant) on a part time fixed term basis for ‘New Horizons’, an individualised support service. The successful applicant will be required to support adult men who are currently seeking a new direction in their lives.

 

The following are essential requirements for the position: 

·        A genuine desire to discover the individual’s abilities and interests in order to support them to perform valued roles in their community

·        The ability to be creative and innovative

·        To be a good observer and to have a natural curiosity

·        The ability to make sense of what has been discovered and to use that knowledge to create new opportunities for the person.

·        To have excellent interpersonal, planning and organisational skills

·        The ability to partner and liaise effectively with others.

·        A willingness to be flexible with working hours as this will be dictated by the individual’s support requirements

·        QQI 5 Major Award qualification in a relevant area (or equivalent)

·        A full, clean, current driving licence

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Paula Kelly 021-4643123 or Sandra Swanton 021-4643261. Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ieCompleted application forms must be returned by Friday 30th August 2019.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply. 

Visit our website at www.cope-foundation.ie

 

 

 

    


 

We are currently recruiting for the following:

 

Staff Grade Psychologist 

Fixed Term

 

The Psychology Department in Cope Foundation provides support to children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.  It has a mix of clinical, counselling and educational psychologists amongst the staff. The Department is recruiting a Staff Grade Psychologist to join the North Lee ASD Service. 

The successful applicant will be working with children referred for multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessments / interventions.  Opportunities will be provided for supervision, training and CPD.

 

Essential requirements:

·        An honours degree in psychology together with an appropriate post-graduate professional qualification in psychology.

·        Experience of working with children with ASD

·        Qualifications that comply with the Department of Health & Children and PSI requirements for appointment as a psychologist. 

·        Candidates who have trained outside of the Republic of Ireland must have their qualifications validated to work in Ireland by the Department of Health and Children at time of application

·        Full driver’s licence and access to their own vehicle.

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Mary Desmond, Principal Psychologist at 021-4643211. 

 

Application forms may be obtained by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.  Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 30th August 2019Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  A panel may be formed for a period of 6 months to fill future staff grade positions supporting either children or adults.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply.

Visit our website at www.cope-foundation.ie


Physiotherapist (Basic Grade)

Fixed Term

 

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing physiotherapy services to the people supported by Cope Foundation. A full clean driving licence is an essential requirement. Experience in the area of intellectual disability or autism is preferable. 

 

This position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work with a high quality inter-disciplinary team whilst being an active member of a dynamic Physiotherapy Department.

 

Candidates must be registered with CORU at time of application.

 

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 30th August 2019.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  A panel may be formed for a 6 month period to fill future basic grade fixed term positions.

 

Visit our website: www.cope-foundation.ie


 

                                                Clerical Officer, Grade III (Full time)

                                                Communications & Fundraising Department

We are looking to recruit a Clerical Officer, Grade III in the Communications & Fundraising Department of Cope Foundation.  

 

1.       Professional Qualifications, Experience etc.

a)    Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition:-

1.       Have obtained at least Grade D (or pass) in Higher or Ordinary level in five subjects from the approved list of subjects in the Department of Education Leaving Certificate Examination or Leaving Certificate Vocational Program or Leaving Certificate Applied.  OR

2.       Passed an examination of at least equivalent standard.  OR

3.       Possess satisfactory relevant experience which encompasses demonstrable equivalent skills

 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies and skill:-

 

·         Excellent administrative and numeracy skills

·         High level of IT Literacy in a range of Microsoft and other packages (e.g. accounting).

·         Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills

·         Demonstrated ability to respond to competing demands and shifting priorities.

·         Demonstrated ability to liaise and work effectively and appropriately with all levels of the organization and external stakeholders.

·         Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, completing tasks in a timely fashion to tight deadlines.

·         Demonstrated ability to organize own time effectively, prioritizing own workload and set realistic timescales.

·         Demonstrated commitment to achieving team objectives, contributing own fair share of effort to team workload and valuing each person’s contribution to team.

·         Handles day to day challenges confidently and skillfully.

·         Is willing and able to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities and rapid change.

·         Understands and adheres to the highest standards of confidentiality and professionalism.

·         Demonstrate a commitment to providing a high level of customer service to internal and external customers.

·         Committed to achieving organisational development and change.

 

Informal enquiries can be made to Caoimhe Suipéil, Communications & Fundraising Manager on 021 4643220.

Application forms may be obtained by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.  Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 23rd August 2019.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply.

 

Visit our website at www.cope-foundation.ie

 

                                                       


                                                                      Community Fundraiser

                                                       Grade IV (Clerical) – Fulltime Fixed Term

 

We are looking to recruit a Community Fundraiser, Grade IV (Clerical) on a full time fixed term basis in the Communications and Fundraising Department.  Reporting to the Communications & Fundraising Manager, the Community Fundraiser will fulfill clerical and administrative duties which will include supporting the implementation of Cope Foundation’s Fundraising Strategy in order to build awareness of Cope Foundation and generate fundraising income. The Community Fundraiser will do this by co-ordinating successful fundraising events and campaigns reflecting Cope Foundation’s mission to work for a society where people of every ability can live ‘Your Life, Your Way’.  A key responsibility will also be to deliver communications to the Cope Foundation community and the public such as: people we support, staff, families, donors, volunteers, board members and supporters.  This role will also be required to assist with writing, editing and publishing brand-centric content across various social media channels including internal communications. 

 

1.       Professional Qualifications, Experience etc.

a)    Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition:-

1.       Have satisfactory experience as a Clerical Officer in Cope Foundation, HSE, TUSLA, other statutory health agencies, or a body which provides services on behalf of the HSE under Section 38 of the Health Act 2004                   OR

2.       Have obtained a pass (Grade D) in at least five subjects from the approved list of subjects in the Department of Education Leaving Certificate Examination, including Mathematics and English or Irish¹.   Candidates should have obtained at least Grade C on higher level papers in three subjects in that examination             OR

3.       Have completed a relevant examination at a comparable standard in any equivalent examination in another jurisdiction.        OR

4.       Hold a comparable and relevant third level qualification of at least level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework maintained by Qualifications and Quality Ireland, (QQI)

            Note¹

            Candidates must achieve a pass in Ordinary or Higher level papers.    A pass in a foundation level paper is not acceptable.

Candidates must have achieved these grades on the Leaving Certificate Established programme or the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme does not fulfil the eligibility criteria

AND

a)    Candidates must possess the requisite knowledge and ability, including a high standard of suitability, for the proper discharge of the office.

b)    Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years post education experience of working in a relevant role

c)    Candidates must have good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to deal with the public and work as part of a team.

d)    Candidates must have excellent organizational and co-ordination skills.

e)    Candidates must have ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

f)     Candidates must have commitment to teamwork.

g)    Candidates must have ability to be flexible and work on your own initiative.

h)    Candidates must have confidence, be interested and enthusiastic and possess a friendly and positive approach to the people supported by Cope Foundation, staff and external stakeholders. 

i)     Candidates must possess a full clean driving licence with use of own car

j)      Candidate must demonstrate flexibility to work out of office hours on occasion

 

Desirable requirements

·         Experience of maintaining social media profiles in a professional capacity e.g. for a brand, company or product

·         Experience of creating and producing multi-media content e.g. using Canva or Adobe Photoshop

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Caoimhe Suipéil, Communications & Fundraising Manager on 021-4643220.

 

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.  Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 23rd August 2019Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply. 

 

Visit our website at www.cope-foundation.ie


Behaviour Support Specialist

Fixed Term

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the position of Behaviour Support Specialist in An Cuan.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to strategies and supports required to expand opportunities for people with intellectual disability/autism and behaviours of concern.

 

Applicants must possess the following:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience of working with people who have an intellectual disability/autism and behaviours of concern.

·         A relevant third level qualification in Positive Behaviour Supports/ Applied Behaviour Analysis/ Behaviour Therapy/ Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • A full clean driver’s licence and access to their own vehicle

·         A working knowledge of the implementation of Positive Behavioural Support Plans. Understanding of the behavioural support assessment, implementation and evaluation procedures.

·         Applicants should be confident and self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills, planning and organisational skills with the ability to negotiate and liaise effectively with others (i.e. with families/other members of the interdisciplinary team).

·         The ability to problem solve and facilitate problem solving.

·         Flexible in their approach to service delivery.

·         Very good IT skills.

·         Experience of delivering training to others.

 

A relevant qualification in Behaviour Therapy/Applied Behaviour Analysis/Positive Behavioural Support/Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is desirable.  Informal enquiries may be made to Joe McDonald, Regional Coordinator, An Cuan, 021-4643100 extension 3607.

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.  Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 23rd August 2019.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application. 

 

Visit our website at www.cope-foundation.ie