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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
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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.


 

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

 

      

 

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.

 

We are looking to fill the following positions:

Behaviour Support Specialist x 2 (Fixed Term 12 months)

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, etc.

· 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.

 

Team Member x 2 (Fixed Term 12 months)

The Team Member is a dynamic and varied role. Successful candidates will work primarily in ACROSS but also in the SRS from time to time. They shall also be involved in the delivery of training and education to staff and family members across counties Cork and Kerry.

Applicants for these roles must possess the following:

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

· Experience of working with people with intellectual disability and/or autism and challenging behaviour

· Experience of working in an interdisciplinary team environment

· Good communication and interpersonal skills.

· Good team worker.

· Be highly motivated and flexible in your approach to work.

· Computer literate.

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 Ext: 3607

A full driving licence and own transport is essential for all positions. Application forms may be obtained by e-mailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie. Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 14th December 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

 


Care Assistants

 

Cope Foundation is looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced Care Assistants to support people with an intellectual disability and/or autism to flourish and lead a life of their choosing.  The successful applicants may be required to work in existing Cope Foundation locations, as part of a team, in new community based settings or in a Home Support capacity across Cork city and county.  The positions require a high degree of flexibility and motivation.  The team members will work closely with individuals’ circles of support and their local community in order to develop and progress opportunities for them.  A commitment to a person centred, citizen based, and social model of support is required. 

 

Other requirements include:

·       A relevant third level qualification (QQI level 5 major award at a minimum).

·       Experience of working with people with intellectual disability and/or autism

·       Initiative, flexibility, and enthusiasm

·       Very good communication and team working skills.

·       A track record of thinking creatively, being person centred and adaptable.

·       Computer literate.

A full clean driving licence is desirable

 

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ieCompleted application forms must be returned by Friday 7th December 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


 

Senior Supervisor/Instructor- Hydrotherapy Pool

                                                                       (Physical Activity& Sports Department)

                                                                                Fixed Term (Maternity Leave)

 

Cope Foundation requires a fully qualified lifeguard to work as the Senior Supervisor/Instructor at the hydrotherapy pool in Parkview, Montenotte.

 

Essential requirements:

·        A valid and current pool lifeguard qualification

·        At least  3 years full time work experience as a lifeguard

·        A valid Pool Plant Certificate and significant experience and competence in pool plant operations.

·        Be enthusiastic, dedicated and attentive to pool and plant protocols

 

It is desirable that the applicant:

·        Holds a Swim Teachers Certificate, Level 2

·        Holds an appropriate Lifeguard Trainer / Assessor qualification

·        Has experience in having worked as a duty manager in the leisure industry (pool).

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Terence McSweeney, Manager, Physical Activity & Sports Manager on 021- 4643189.

 

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division, Cope Foundation by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie. Completed applications must be returned no later than Friday 7th December 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                

 


 

                                                                                            Clinical Nurse Manager 2 (CNM2)

Nasc & An Turas (Supporting people with high support needs)

 

The successful applicant will be required to work in a progressive and dynamic environment supporting people with an intellectual disability.  He/She will be required to work as a Person in Charge and will have responsibility for leading teams within a day service setting. 

 

Requirements for the position are:

·       Not less than five years post registration experience to include a minimum of three years’ experience in a management or supervisory role in the area of health or social care

·       Be on the live register of the NMBI.

·       Be computer literate

·       A comprehensive knowledge of HIQA standards and regulations

·       Strong interpersonal and organisational skills, including team leadership and team working, time management, budget management, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

·       An ability to organise, manage and motivate people and to liaise with Parents/Families and Stakeholders

·       Computer literate

·       Be adaptable and flexible in their approach to the working environment

·       Be person centred and have high expectations for people with complex needs living ordinary lives

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Bernie O’Sullivan, Director of Nursing on 086-8057749 or Derval McDonagh, Head of Learning & Living Division on 086-3345518.

 

Application forms may be obtained by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ieCompleted application forms must be returned by Friday 7th December 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 Nurse – Kanturk

Permanent position

 

Cope Foundation is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Staff Nurse to support people with intellectual disability and/or autism in our Kanturk 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 at the time of application.  Excellent communication skills, including sufficient command of the English language so as to effectively carry out the duties and responsibilities of the role as well as 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 Bernie O’Sullivan, Director of Nursing on 021-4643107 or Anna Broderick, Head of Homes & Division 1 on 021-4643282.

 

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.  Completed applications must be returned no later than Friday 7th December 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