Traveller Families Care: Social Care Worker (Maternity Cover) x 2 & Relief Social Care Workers

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Traveller Families Care Clg:

Social Care Worker (Maternity Post) x 2 and Relief Social Care Workers

Traveller Families Care Clg is a Voluntary Organisation providing a range of Community and Residential Services for Traveller families and Children who Travel in partnership with TUSLA, The Child and Family Agency. These posts provide an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and evolving service committed to quality child care practices. We offer regular supervision and ongoing opportunities for training and professional development.

Person Specification:

We are currently seeking to recruit two maternity posts for Social Care Worker to work in our family based residential centre in Clondalkin, Dublin 22 and our other centre based in Roundwood, Co. Wicklow who cater for Separated Children Seeking Asylum. We are also looking to recruit Relief Social Care Workers for both services.


What does Ballyowen Meadows do?

Ballyowen Meadows is a Traveller specific residential based family assessment centre. This purpose built centre provides a unique setting in which the strengths and difficulties of a family can be assessed in a safe and secure environment. We believe that it is in the best interest of children to remain within the primary family unit. This unique environment combines traditional child protection residential placements with the awareness of the importance of family in the lives of children even when family circumstances are the direct cause of child protection concerns. The model aims to be preventative in its design enabling service providers to uniquely address child protection issues within the families while at the same time supporting families to remain connected with each other. This approach also goes a long way to ensuring that the cultural needs of Traveller children requiring statutory intervention are also maintained.

Location: Fonthill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Hours of Work: Residential Work/Maternity Post/Relief on-call

Qualifications: A recognised third level practice qualification (minimum Level 7 on the NFQ) in Applied Social Studies/Social Care.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in the area of residential care.
  • Experience working in partnership with vulnerable children and families.
  • Essential competencies: communication skills, commitment to providing the highest level of service, openness to change, professionalism, respect for others.
  • All applicants must have a full, clean driving license.

What does Derralossary House do?

Derralossary is a short to medium term stay unit catering for 13- 17 year olds on admission, and is a mixed gender unit providing care and accommodation for separated children seeking asylum in Ireland. In an emergency situation special consideration will be given to young people under the age of 13 if they form part of a sibling group.

Derralossary House recognises that separated young people seeking Asylum come with varied and complex needs. We aim to ensure that the service provided understands the cross cultural differences and language barriers that occur between the young people and the carers. Derralossary House recognises that common to all these young people is the need for a welcoming, safe, secure, warm and nurturing environment.

Location: Roundwood, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Hours of Work: Residential Work/Maternity Post/Relief on-call

Qualifications: A recognised third level practice qualification (minimum Level 7 on the NFQ) in Applied Social Studies/Social Care.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in the area of residential care.
  • Experience working in partnership with vulnerable children and families.
  • Essential competencies: communication skills, commitment to providing the highest level of service, openness to change, professionalism, respect for others.
  • All applicants must have a full, clean driving license.

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 25th April, 2019.

Interview dates: Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th of May 2019.

Please complete the attached application form and email it to patricia@tfcare.org

Traveller Families Care Clg are a voluntary Organisation. We receive funding from TUSLA to provide residential care. Salaries are in line with TUSLA Pay Scales and staff are eligible to join the HSE Pension Scheme.
Traveller Families Care Clg is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Traveller Families Care Clg Registration Number 264514

Region: 

Dublin 22 & Co Wicklow

Expiry date: 

25/04/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

11/04/19
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