TerraGlen Residential Care Services: Social Care Manager

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TerraGlen Residential Services

Job Description: Social Care Manager

Reporting to: Director of Operations and Director of Services

  • Managing a residential centre and be responsible for modelling and leading the development and promotion of professional social care and safety practice that delivers positive outcomes for young people and their families.
  • Endeavouring to ensure all legislation and required standards are met within the centre
  • Managing the care team with particular emphasis on placement plans and professional development.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to the social care team in line with model of care and policies and procedures
  • Providing supervision to staff in line with policy and procedures
  • Participating as part of the oncall system to ensure the centre is supported at all times
  • Ensuring health & safety is maintained at all times.
  • Ensuring that social care and safety practices are delivered within a therapeutic and caring environment.
  • Continuously improving social care practice through promoting a child-centred approach to both care staff and young people.
  • Ensuring training schedules are updated and adhered to and additional training requirements are communicated to senior management
  • Attend SERG meetings and Managers meetings as scheduled
  • Participating as part of a multidisciplinary team and maintaining positive relationships
  • Completing any tasks that are requested by senior management and are deemed necessary to ensure the smooth and professional operation of the centre/organisation

*This list is non exhaustive nor is it definitive


  • A Minimum level 7 in Applied Social Care
  • 5 Years’ experience working in Childrens’s Residential Settings
  • 3 Years working as part of a management team
  • A thorough knowledge of Principles and Practice of Social care.
  • Understanding of basic management principles
  • Full Driving License is essential

To Apply: Please send CV and cover letter to recruitment@terraglen.ie on or before Feb 14th 2020


South Dublin

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