Fostering First Ireland: Senior Social Work Practitioner

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Fostering First Ireland (FFI) is a leading independent fostering agency working in partnership with the Child and Family Agency (Tusla) in Ireland. Since being founded in May 2005, we have developed a reputation for providing carefully matched and well supported foster placements.

Our purpose if to achieve positive and lasting outcomes for children, families and communities. We will achieve our purpose by positively impacting the lives of children, young people, their families and carers through quality services and expert advice designed to provide support, build communities, improve skills, develop relationships and strengthen resilience.

Key to what we do is our culture and core values of

  • Recognising everybody counts and is accountable
  • Providing high quality and safe services
  • Achieving excellence through continuous improvement
  • Cultivating knowledge, innovation and learning

FFI wish to make the following appointment:

Senior Social Work Practitioner - Recruitment and Assessment Team

Full time (35 hours) Permanent Post
A homebased post located in either counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois or Offaly

  • Must hold either a NQSW or equivalent and be accredited to work in Ireland
  • Must be registered with CORU
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Child and Family services
  • Experience of working with foster carers and undertaking fostering assessments to a high standard
  • An ability to work with a high degree of autonomy, in a flexible and creative manner, within agency policies and procedures

Please visit our website Careers with FFI for an application form and full job description.
Alternatively, you can email to request these documents directly (and also attached below).

For further information on Fostering First Ireland please visit or for an informal discussion please contact Fiona Power, Assessment Coordinator on 086 1805783 or Nora Ni Thuama, Principal Social Worker at 087 7868493

Closing date for receipt of applications is the 21st January 2019

Please note shortlisting of applicants will apply

Please email completed application forms to

** Please note, interviews will take place on Monday 28th January 2019 in FFI Head Office, Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 8 **



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