S.O.S. Kilkenny: Social Worker - SOS Day Service

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Job Title: Social Worker - SOS Day Service, Supporting Adults with an Intellectual Disability.

Job Location(s): S.O.S. Kilkenny Ltd. (based in Callan Road Kilkenny).

Reporting To: Senior Social Worker.

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week.

Salary: Linked to Professionally Qualified Social Worker Grade.


  • Ensuring that the rights of service users and their families are respected.
  • Identifying unmet needs and making recommendations accordingly.
  • Working with frontline staff, managers and other clinicians in devising and implementing care plans for service users and support plans for families.
  • Participating in case conferences, case reviews, team meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Designated Officer for safeguarding vulnerable adults at risk of abuse.
  • Acting as the designated person for abuse allegations in the absence of the senior social worker.
  • Participating in the admissions and discharge processes as required.
  • Ensuing adequate records are maintained and reports furnished as appropriate.
  • Maintaining good communications and relationships with all other disciplines and staff within SOS.
  • Participating in planning, policy formation and research as required.
  • Having a good working knowledge of current legislation and organizational policies and procedures and acting in accordance with organisational guidelines and procedures.
  • Carrying out such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

(This is not an exhaustive list of all duties but is rather a guide to the role).

Professional Qualifications / Experience


  • The person appointed will hold a professional social work qualification in Social Work (NQSW/CQSW) or equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants must be registered with or in the process of registering with CORU.
  • Have at least 3 years relevant professional experience in Social Work.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Competent and confident IT Skills.
  • Full Clean Driving License.


  • Experience in working with people with an Intellectual Disability.
  • Experience of volunteer co-ordination.

Application Process

Interested applicants should e-mail an up to date Curriculum Vitae to hrdept@soskilkenny.com.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 2nd of June 2017. Informal enquiries can be made to John Walsh (HR).



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