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Organisation Profile - St. Michael's House

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St. Michael's House 

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To work with someone with a disability is to become more human

To work with someone with a disability is to become more human


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How We Recruit...
What are the main entry requirements and recruitment procedures?.

At St. Michael’s House, we welcome applications from suitably qualified professionals with a variety of qualifications and experiences. It is important to us that staff have a genuine interest in supporting people with an intellectual disability to grow and develop.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All candidates must be legally permitted to work in the Republic of Ireland, must complete and pass a medical check and undergo Garda/police clearance. All external vacancies are advertised on our website: www.smh.ie.

Selection process
-    Interview
-    Medical Check
-    Reference Check
-    Garda/ Police Clearance

Some of our interviews are competency-based, in which case candidates are given a list of competencies and an interviewee guide to help them prepare. In order to streamline our recruitment process, we develop panels for some grades from which future vacancies are filled.

 

Where to go for current vacancies?

For a list of current vacancies, please see our website www.smh.ie.

 

Working With Us...
What are the main occupation types employed?

To comprehensively support people with an intellectual disability, we employ a broad range of professionals:

Frontline Staff

  • RNID (Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability)
  • RGN (Registered General Nurse)
  • SRN (State Registered Nurse)
  • RPN (Registered Psychiatric Nurse)
  • Care Assistants
  • Social Care Workers
  • Social Care Leaders
  • Senior Supervisors
  • Employment Supports/Developers
  • Training Officers/Co-Coordinators
  • Heads of Unit
  • Pre-School Support Workers
  • PE Teachers/Instructors
  • Cook/Housekeepers
  • Domestics
  • Drivers
  • Escorts


Management

  • CNM1 (Clinical Nurse Manager 1)
  • CNM2 (Clinical Nurse Manager 2)
  • CNM3 (Clinical Nurse Manager 3)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Service Management
  • Administration Management


Medical Professionals

  • Psychiatrists
  • G.P.s
  • Consultants


Clinicians

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech & Language Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Home Teachers
  • Play Therapists
  • Dieticians

Shared Services

  • Finance
  • General Administration
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Procurement
  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Training


Technical Services

  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Carpenters
  • Technical Officers
  • Ground Staff


Further information can be found on our website: www.smh.ie

 

What types of work contract are offered?

St. Michael’s House offers permanent, temporary, full-time and part-time contracts.

 

 

What are the key attractions?

Flexible Working Arrangement:
We offer flexible working arrangements and a supportive environment to help staff balance their working and private lives.
-    Full-time and part-time contracts
-    Flexible working
-    Family-friendly policies

Choice of Locations:
Staff can choose from over 170 locations across the Greater Dublin Area.

Career Development Opportunities:
We offer a number of incentive schemes to encourage staff to develop their careers.
-    Comprehensive, in-house training
-    Open Training College
-    Financial support

Competitive remuneration packages
-    Pension Scheme
-    Group discount VHI
-    Credit Union

Research

The Research Department supports staff across the organisation to engage in service based research and evidence based service development . The Department also presents completed research projects to the wider St. Michael's House staff group through a quarterly Research Forum.

The ongoing Research and Teaching Partnership that St. Michael's House and UCD established in 2009 continues to develop.

 

What locations do you operate from?

Services at St. Michael’s House are delivered through 170 centers throughout Dublin City and County and Navan, Co Meath. . We have three regional headquarters at  Ballymun, Coolock and Goatstown.

 Map of Services
Map of Service Locations [Click to view larger]

 

What are the current employment trends?

NoteThere is currently a significant shortage of nursing staff nationally and St Michael's House have continous requirements in this area.

There is also some requirment for Social Care Workers.

 

 

Describe any particular characteristics of your workforce?

From our workforce of 1,329 (whole time equivalents), 17% are male and 83% are female.

 

Who We Recruit...
Career opportunities for school leavers.

As the majority of our staff are professionally qualified we have very limited opportunities for school leavers. If you are a School Leaver and are interested in pursuing a career working with people with an Intellectual Disability, we recommend you obtain relevant qualification in either nursing, social care or a clinical discipline.

For information on various courses see: www.opentrainingcollege.com

 

Career opportunities for college graduates.

As outlined in the career types section, we offer a range of career opportunities for qualified professionals in various fields.

For a list of current vacancies, please see our website www.smh.ie.

 

Career opportunities for experienced talent.

From time to time we have a variety of position suitable for qualified professionals with an interest in working with people with an intellectual disability and their families. We very much welcome applications from people looking to change career or those wishing to change employer.

For a list of current vacancies, please see our website www.smh.ie.

 

Career opportunities for adults wishing to return to work.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified adults wishing to return to work.

For a list of current vacancies, please see our website www.smh.ie.

 

Opportunities for those wishing to gain work experience.

The majority of placements at St. Michael’s House are offered through universities and other 3rd level institutions. However, we also welcome direct applications from students.

Applications should be made to info@smh.ie

 


Meet our People...
"When working with people with disabilities it is very important to focus on what a person can do not what they can't do"
Care Assistant
Deirdre Lavelle
"I love to see a client find a new skill or hobby or to be involved in making something happen in their lives"
Social Care Worker
Naoise Pye
"We as care providers need to be on top of our game to ensure that people with an Intellectual Disability have the life they deserve"
Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Liam Dowling

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Since its foundation in 1955, St. Michael’s House has grown to become one of Ireland’s largest providers of community-based services for people with an intellectual disability and their families. A voluntary body, St. Michael’s House offers services to over 1,712 children and adults through 170 centres across Dublin City and County.  Services offered include; clinical supports, early intervention, education, vocational training, employment, residential, respite, specialist Alzheimer’s supports as well as social and recreational services.

With over 170 locations in the greater Dublin area, St. Michaels House has established itself as a leader in the provision of community based services to children and adults with an intellectual disability and their families.

We provide a range of services ; residential ,respite educational and social. In order to continue to grow we need to expend our team and require staff that are dedicated to improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities”

The support and services offered by St. Michael’s House are based on the belief that people with an intellectual disability have equal rights, including equality of opportunities, full participation as equal members of society and the right to be treated with the same respect and dignity as other members of society. All service users have an Individual Plan based on the goals identified by them and their family, which is used as a basis for the supports and services that they receive.

Regulation of residential services for children and adults with intellectual disability came in to force on 1st November 2013. St. Michael's House registered 77 designated centres with HIQA.

A change management plan was designed and implemented to support designated centres to have the required documentation , polices and procedures and evidence in place as required by the regulations .

We currently employ 1,329 staff representing 70 different grades and professions. Our emphasis on innovation and our commitment to developing and improving existing services to meet the changing needs of service users means that each employee is a hands-on contributor who plays a crucial part in realising our philosophy.

As we grow and expand, we continue to look for staff that share our commitment to supporting people with an intellectual disability to reach their full potential. In return, through a progressive training programme and our Open Training College, we offer each employee the opportunity to grow professionally, acquire experience and carve out a real career working with people with an intellectual disability. The Open Training College provides education and learning opportunities to people working in the non-profit and voluntary sectors. Courses are offered up to honors degree level in management, social studies, and support employment as well as a wide range of professional development programmes. For further information on the Open Training College go to www.opentrainingcollege.com

At St. Michael’s House, we offer flexible working arrangements and a supportive environment to help staff balance their working and private lives.

Research

The Research Department supports staff across the organisation to engage in service based research and evidence based service development . The Department also presents completed research projects to the wider St. Michael's House staff group through a quarterly Research Forum.

The ongoing Research and Teaching Partnership that St. Michael's House and UCD established in 2009 continues to develop.