St Cronans Association CLG |

St. Cronan’s Service have the following vacancies at present. 

Our Service 

St Cronan’s Association CLG provides a wide range of high-quality day supports for people with an intellectual disability and autism throughout Roscrea, Birr and Nenagh.  Services provided are day services, supported self-directed living programmes, outreach services, community supports, educational, vocational and rehabilitative training. The ethos of service provision is underpinned by our Vision which is that all people with intellectual disability and/or autism should be treated fairly and supported to achieve their goals and true potential.  Our work is underpinned by the principles of Person Centeredness, Equality, Justice, Respect and Dignity. 

Support Workers and Care Workers

We are seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our temporary panel of Support Workers and Care Workers for adhoc shifts as and when required. This will be primarily in the evening and weekend.   

Candidates must be highly motivated, creative and experienced, with a passion for providing person centred care and support. 
Application by CV and cover letter to Mary Frend, HR Manager, St Cronan’s Association CLG, Grange, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary or email: before 19th April 2021.   

Please note that Garda Vetting is a requirement for successful candidates.

Support Worker

The Support Worker will support people with disabilities availing of our day services to achieve their goals and dreams.  In doing so, the support worker will care for, protect, advocate for and support service users, individually or in groups, in conjunction with the wider staff team and other relevant agencies.  The Support Worker will contribute to the person centred planning process to identify, develop and evaluate individualised and/or group programmes of service delivery, in association with service users and their wider circles of support.  These programmes will be based on identified need and will be delivered through day-to-day shared life experiences.  Within the day service setting, the Support Worker will work as part of a team to provide a safe, caring environment with the primary aim of providing interventions to support people with disabilities to live and/or integrate as independently as possible with the community. 

Essential criteria 

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Minimum QQI Level 7/8 or higher Healthcare, Allied Healthcare or Social Care Degree or working towards the same 
  • Experience working with people with intellectual disabilities in a day service setting
  • Experience of report writing, developing and facilitating person centred plans
  • Understanding of New Directions
  • A full Clean Drivers’ Licence 
  • Full Job Description is available on request

Person specification 

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Has genuine respect and empathy for diversity and individuality 
  • Works effectively as part of a team
  • Understands their responsibilities around health and safety and positive risk management
  • Can manage responsive behaviours appropriately
  • Understands their safeguarding responsibilities
  • Demonstrates a flexible, responsible and mature approach to work 
  • Is professional and accountable with good planning and time management skills
  • Have excellent communication skills  – written, spoken and listening – and can relate to staff, service users and families at all levels
  • Can solve problems, make informed decisions and plan their work 

Care Worker

The care worker will provide compassionate, person-centred care and support to older adults with disabilities.  The care worker will support the implementation of person centred plans.  This may include assistance with activities of daily living as necessary, supporting people with their mobility and delivery of a programme for older people that may include reminiscence work, table top activities and chair based exercise etc.

Essential criteria

  • Minimum QQI / FETAC Level 5
  • Previous experience in a caring environment, ideally supporting people with an intellectual disability and  experience in dementia care would be desirable
  • A full clean driving licence
  • Full Job Description is available on request

 We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a genuine desire to care and support people to engage in a person centred programme as they age
  • Is flexible and has a mature approach to their work
  • Has good communication skills
  • Works well as part of a team




St. Cronan’s Services currently have the following Community Employment vacancies.  

Community Employment Scheme Supervisor

Job Description

St Cronan’s Association CLG are currently recruiting a Community Employment Supervisor to lead and supervise a Community Employment Project to manage services based in Roscrea, Nenagh, Templemore, Birr, Thurles & Newport.

The Supervisor will provide effective and efficient management and coordination of ongoing recruitment, provision of training, financial and over responsibility for project management of the CE Scheme and will report to the HR Manager, the Sponsors/ Directors of St Cronan’s Association CLG.

Candidates should have:

  • At least 3 years direct supervisory experience
  • A Major Award 3rd Level (QQI Level 6 or higher) in Business/Financial

   Administration, HR, Training, Project Management or a related discipline

  • Proven IT Skills and Administration skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Full clean driving licence and use of car

This scheme is funded by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

This is an annual contract of employment subject to on-going funding from the Department of Social Protection.  The successful applicant will commence on Point 1 of the CE Supervisor salary scale.

Short listing will apply. Garda clearance is a requirement.

Application by CV and cover letter to Mary Frend, Human Resources Manager by email:  

Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd April 2021 at 5pm.  Interviews will take place on Monday 19th April 2021.

For a more detailed job description please email