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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.

Recruitment and Jobs

 

We are currently recruiting for:

 

Senior Occupational Therapist- Fulltime Permanent (1 Year probationary period)

An Cuan is a regional support service for people with mild/moderate intellectual disability that present with behaviours that challenge. This service assists individuals and their circle of support to enhance their quality of life through the implementation of an effective person centred plan, positive behaviour support plan, and through the provision of interdisciplinary recommendations. As part of this process, we provide training and education on a variety of related topics to staff and families in order to ensure that the person is supported as effectively as possible. We wish to ensure that wherever possible, that the person remain within their own communities supported in the most effective manner possible.

An Cuan consists of both a Regional Outreach Support Service (ACROSS), where the majority of our work takes place and a Short Term Residential Service (SRS), where temporary intensive supports are provided to an individual before they return to their own community.

Applicants must possess the following:

· A Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent professional qualification and at least three years post qualification experience. Candidates must be registered with CORU at time of application.

· Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment/ team

· Understanding of the needs of adults with intellectual disability and/or autism

· Understanding of Risk Assessment

· Understanding of Person centred planning

· Understanding of Positive behavioural support assessment, implementation and evaluation procedures

· Good communication and interpersonal skills

· Ability to collaborate with others

· Initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm

· Computer literate

· A full driving licence and own transport.

Experience of working with people with intellectual disability and/or autism and challenging behaviour and a qualification in Behaviour Therapy/Applied Behaviour Analysis/Positive Behavioural Support/Cognitive Behaviour Therapy would be an advantage. Informal enquiries may be made to Joe McDonald, Regional Coordinator, An Cuan 021-4643100 extension 3607.

Application forms may be obtained by e-mailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie. Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 13th July 2018. 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

 

 


 

Support Worker (Care Assistant)

Part time

Cope Foundation is recruiting a Support Worker (Care Assistant) on a part time basis in the Mallow area for ‘New Horizons’, an individualised support service. The successful applicant will be required to support a woman who lives independently to have an active life in the community.  

 

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 is desirable.

 

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 e-mailing recruit@cope-foundation.ieCompleted application forms must be returned by Monday 9th July 2018.  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

 

 


                                        Support Worker (Care Assistant)

 

Part time

Cope Foundation is recruiting a Support Worker (Care Assistant) on a part time 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 e-mailing recruit@cope-foundation.ieCompleted application forms must be returned by Monday 9th July 2018.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply. 

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Supported Self-Directed Living Team Leaders (Staff Nurse or Social Care Worker grades)

1x full time & 1 x part time (30 hours a week)

Cope Foundation is recruiting 2 Supported Self-Directed Living (SSDL) Team Leaders for ‘New Horizons’, an individualised support service.

The successful applicants will be required to provide and organise support services for individuals to facilitate their lives taking a new direction.

The following are essential requirements for the position: 

·        To have very good leadership, communication, team working, planning and organisational skills

·        A willingness to be flexible with working hours

·        A full, clean, current driving licence

·        A relevant third level qualification in Nursing (and be on the live register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland), Social Care/Social Studies, or equivalent.

·        The ability to partner and liaise effectively with the person, their family and those who support them.

·        To be abilities focused and have a strong desire to see the person lead a valued life in terms of home, family, work, social-life, relationships and support.

·        The ability to be creative and innovative

·        To be a good observer, a critical thinker and good problem solver.

The following is desirable:

·        Experience in supporting people in individualised ways

·        Training or Education in ‘Social Role Valorisation’ or ‘Supported Self Directed Living’

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 e-mailing recruit@cope-foundation.ieCompleted application forms must be returned by Monday 9th July 2018.  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

 

 

Driver

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the position of full time Driver in the Systems & Shared Services Division of Cope Foundation.

 

It is essential that applicants possess the following:

·        A full clean D/D1 licence

·        Current CPC certification at the time of application (Documentary evidence of same should be included with the application).

·        Good communication and people skills

·        Initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm

·        Good organisational skills

 

Experience working with people with autism or intellectual disabilities is desirable.

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Noel Tyrrell, Transport Coordinator on 0862600516

 

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by e-mailing recruit@cope-foundation.ieCompleted application forms must be returned by Friday 6th July 2018.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  A panel may be formed for a 6 month period to fill future positions. The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply. 

 

Visit our website at www.cope-foundation.ie

 


Staff Nurse – Macroom

Permanent position

 

Cope Foundation is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Staff Nurse to support people with intellectual disability and/or autism in our Macroom location.  Applicants should possess a relevant third level qualification in Nursing, be on the live register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and possess a valid work visa to work in Ireland.  Very good interpersonal skills and the flexibility to meet the changing needs of the people Cope Foundation supports are essential requirements.  Experience working with people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism is an advantage. A full clean driving licence is desirable.  Informal enquiries can be made to Liza Fitzgerald, Head of Homes & Division 2 on 021-4643209 or Bernie O’Sullivan, Director of Nursing on 021-4643107.

 

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.  Completed applications must be returned no later than Friday 29th June 2018.  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

 


 

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 29th June 2018Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  A panel may be formed for a period of 12 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