About the Company

We are a family run company with over 30 years’ experience in the delivery of care and support. Quality is at the heart of everything that we do.

We place immense value in our staff and support them through ongoing training, development, and routes for progression.

Children’s Care Ireland aim become to become innovators in the field of children’s residential care, setting higher standards to enhance and improve the lives of each and every child in our care.

Our homes are modern and homely and provide the optimum environment for the delivery of empathetic care and support.

Join us as we establish our Children’s Care Service and raise the bar in the provision of children’s care.

We are seeking to build a team of professionals who are passionate and committed. We offer excellent rates of pay and ongoing routes for progression and development.

The role

Children’s Care Ireland are seeking dedicated and compassionate and relief social care workers to be part of our relief team at their new children’s residential facility in Co Monaghan.

Working as part of a team you will be responsible for providing high quality social care in a safe and therapeutic environment in accordance regulatory requirements and Ann’s policies and procedures.

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Principal responsibilities

  • To work directly with the young people in a home likesetting, developing a therapeutic, professional, and caring relationship to ensure that their physical, psychological, social, and emotional needs are met.
  • Accompany the young people to appointments, meetings, holidays and outings where appropriate.
  • To work in partnership with the young people and their families/ significant others to build, maintain and support relationships where appropriate.
  • To assist in the development of educational plans and support participation in recreational activities.
  • To participate in daily handovers, team meetings, Care planning meetings/ Looked After Review meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Ensure any relevant information pertaining to the young people is appropriately handed over to colleagues / management during handovers and before the end of your shift.
  • Undertake key worker responsibilities ensuring that young person’s files are kept up to date, appropriate information is in place, be a key contact for that young person’s network such as their Social Workers, Teachers, Guardian ad Litems and family where appropriate.
  • Managing and overseeing daily petty cash ensuring proper recording of receipts, safe keeping of monies and any other valuables within the home.
  • To comply with relevant Health and Safety including Fire Safety policy and procedures
  • Participate in training and continued professional development through probation and appraisals.
  • To foster good working relationships with professionals from other disciplines and agencies.
  • To keep accurate and up to date records and reports in respect of individual young people and the daily activities of the home.
  • Inform line management of any concerns you may have in relation to the welfare of the young people and any safeguarding concerns you may have in relation to the young people.
  • Report any concerns in relation to the behaviours or conduct of other staff to line management.
  • Participate in formal supervision with line management in accordance with Children’s Care Irelands policy and procedures and in line with the National Standards.
  • To carry out general housework and preparation of meals, involving the children as appropriate.
  • Participate in shift patterns which will include, evenings, weekend, and sleepovers. There may be occasions where there may have to be waking nights depending on the needs and risks presented by the young people..

Qualifications Required

Level 7 qualification (degree) or above in one of the following:

  • Social Care
  • Social Work
  • Health and Social
  • Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Youth & Community
  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Social Science
  • Addiction Counselling
  • Counselling / Psychotherapy
  • Family Support
  • Disability Studies
  • Applied Behavioural Analysis
  • Early Years Care

Level 8 qualification (Honours degree) or above in one of the following:

  • Psychology

Other qualifications:

  • Higher Certificate in Custodial Care (Irish Prison Service)

Experience Required:

  • Full clean driving licence
  • Experience of working with children and young people in care and /or experience of working with children and young people in a residential setting desirable but not essential
  • Ability to work in regulated activity, care for and supervise young persons
  • Flexible – willing and able to adapt to changing circumstances, shift patterns and expectation

We reserve the right to enhance the criteria at shortlisting stage

Childrens Care Ireland are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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