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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.

 

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

 

The Learning and Living Division of Cope Foundation is recruiting support staff (Care Assistants) to work in community hubs and with young people in accessing post school training.  The positions are currently available across multiple locations within the Learning and Living Division in Cork city and county including the community hubs and the post school training centers. The new staff will be provided with relevant training. `

 

The Learning & Living Division supports people in living their lives with a focus on three main pillars; Personal Development, Active Participation and Citizenship. The ethos that underpins the supports we provide is one which enables an individual to choose to learn, participate and be an active citizen with a socially valued role. These pillars were established with the intention to encourage a person to meaningfully engage and develop their independence. They also aim to enable an individual to commit to being active in their own decisions and to reach their full potential in living the life of their choosing.    

The following are the qualities and qualifications required: 

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

·        Full Clean Driver’s licence is desirable

·        Experience working with people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism

·        Person centred in their approach; really listen to what people we support communicate.

·        Community based support experience

·        Familiarity with relevant policies on day services

·        Knowledge around providing personal care

·        Good communication and people skills

·        Initiative, flexibility, enthusiasm

·        Good organisational skills

·        Confidentiality and a focus on dignity when supporting people

·        Excellent team working skills

 

 Informal enquiries for these positions may be made to Alan Craughwell, Manager, Community Hubs on 0868523879.

 

Application forms may be obtained from the HR Division by e-mailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.    Completed application forms must be returned no later than Thurs 27th June 2019.  Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.  Interviews will be held w/c 8th July 2019.  The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply.  Visit our website at www.cope-foundation.ie

 

 

 


Supported Self-Directed Living Team Leader

(Staff Nurse or Social Care Worker grade)

Fixed term, Part time (30 hours a week)

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

·        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 Tuesday 25th June 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 e-mailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie.  Completed application forms must be returned no later than Tuesday 25th June 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


 

 

Relief Bus Escorts

St Paul’s School, Scoil Bernadette, Scoil Eanna

Bus Escorts required to travel with children with an intellectual disability /autism from Cork City and County to schools in Montenotte, Cork and to be responsible for their health & safety whilst travelling. Morning and evening runs involved.

Application forms may be obtained by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie. Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 21st June 2019. Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application.

 


Clerical Officer, Grade III (Full time)

Fixed Term Contract to the 3rd April, 2020.

HR Division

We are looking to recruit a Clerical Officer, Grade III in the HR Division of Cope Foundation on a Fixed Term Contract basis.

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 skills

· High level of IT Literacy in a range of Microsoft and other packages

· Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills

· Demonstrated ability to handle challenging and sensitive situations with tact, discretion, professionalism and sensitivity.

· Demonstrated ability to respond to competing demands, ambiguity 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.

· Willingness to work within organisational constraints, and demonstrates high levels of flexibility and personal resilience in the face of external constraints, frustrations or adversity.

· 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, ambiguity, 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 and leads by example to other staff members in approach to own work.

Informal enquiries can be made to Áine O’Callaghan, Head of Human Resources Division at 021 4643216.

Application forms may be obtained by emailing recruit@cope-foundation.ie. Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 21st June 2019. Applicants may be short listed on the basis of their application. The Department of Health & Children Consolidated Scales apply.