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Home Help Organiser

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These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, retail salespersons and tellers.

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Home Help Organiser
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€40 - 48
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Home help organisers manage the delivery of home help support to people who, because of a disability, frailty or emergency situation, need help to maintain themselves in their own homes.


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Home Help is there to ensure that some of the people who might otherwise be admitted to institutional care for social reasons could continue to live at home.  
 
Home help organisers receive requests from care managers for assistance with a variety of personal and practical care tasks. Together, they agree how services can be delivered to meet the client's needs. To do this, home help organisers have to maintain accurate information about the availability of home help assistants and their personal strengths and skills.  
 
Home help organisers are usually responsible for the recruitment, selection, induction and ongoing training of their team of home help assistants. They have to keep a regular monitoring programme to make sure the quality of the service given is maintained at the highest level.  
 
Home help organisers work closely with other professionals, for example, doctors and social workers, to assess and review client's needs.  
 
They need to manage the service's budget, perhaps buying some types of service from private agencies.


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Home help organisers need strong leadership and interpersonal skills to manage a team of home help assistants.  
 
You will need excellent communication skills, for example, when you meet clients or their families, interview new staff or work closely with other professionals such as medical staff, social workers and other care managers in the local authority.  
 
As a manager, you must be able to encourage and motivate your staff. You should be able to work well under pressure, and support your staff when they experience stress or need advice on a particular client's case. You will need to listen and respond to your staff's needs and concerns, and provide them with training to develop their skills and confidence.  
 
Good number skills are very important because you will be responsible for the service budget.


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Organisation: Public Appointments Service
Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999
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Organisation: Health Service Executive (HSE)
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Organisation: Home Help in Ireland
Address: Belfield Innovation Park, UCD, Fosters Avenue, Dublin 4
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