Good Shepherd Cork: Relief Social Care Worker - Riverview

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Relief Social Care Worker Riverview

Applications are being sought for a relief Social Care Worker position in Riverview, Residential Centre for teenage girls, a project of Good Shepherd Cork.

Riverview provides accommodation and support for young girls (15 – 19 years) who are out of home or transitioning from another care settings.

The successful candidate will care for, protect and support our young people in conjunction with the wider staff team and other agencies involved. They will work from a child centered approach and contribute to the planning and evaluation of individualised care plans. Within the residential centre the Relief Social Care Worker will work as part of a team to provide a caring and safe environment for the young person with the aim of providing the intervention necessary to address the issues that are preventing them from living at home or in an alternative care setting.

This position will involve working relief hours. Flexibility will be required around working hours which will incorporate both weekday and weekend shifts as well as sleepover shifts.

Essential Requirements:

  • Recognised professional qualification in social care.
  • Experience working with vulnerable young people.
  • Professional and caring approach to working with vulnerable young girls.

The candidate should be compassionate and highly motivated. They should possess the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to establish a trusting relationship with the young people.

The successful candidate will be committed to the ethos and mission of Good Shepherd Cork and will be expected to ensure all aspects of practice in Riverview are informed by the ethos and mission.

Closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 17th April 2024 by email to Kris Grace,

Applications will only be accepted on the official application form which is attached to this advert and should be in typed format.

CV’s will not be accepted.

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Region: Cork