Ballyowen Meadows Family Assessment Centre: Social Care Workers

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Ballyowen Meadows
Family Assessment Centre

are now recruiting the following positions.

Social Care Worker - Full Time – Permanent
Social Care Worker – Full Time (Temporary) – Maternity Cover

Person Specification: 

We are currently seeking to recruit Social Care Workers to work in our Family Based Residential Centre in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

What does Ballyowen Meadows do?

Ballyowen Meadows is a 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.

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Location: Fonthill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.


  • Hold a CORU approved Social Care Worker qualification and a readiness to apply for CORU registration.


  • 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.

Salary: Social Care Worker (TUSLA 2013 salary scale plus 8%) €32,456 - €47,944 plus unsocial hours.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • You will work alongside a strong consistent team to complete individual family assessments in line with Framework for Assessment of Children in need and their Families (The Family Assessment).
  • To carry out observations that are evidence based and recorded to a high standard in line with the centre’s policies and procedures.
  • Undertake one to one therapeutic work with children and parents that are aimed at supporting positive parenting, supports reflective parenting practices, enhances the parent child relationships, and addresses any behavioral and emotional difficulties.
  • Parenting support and practical help in setting day to day family routines, household maintenance and budgeting.

Closing date: Friday 21st of June 2024
Interview dates: Candidates must be available for interview on the 25th and 26th of June 2024

Full Job description available from

Please complete the attached application form, together with a up to date CV and email it to:

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.

Traveller Families Care CLG are a voluntary Organisation. We receive funding from TUSLA to provide residential care.
Traveller Families Care Clg is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Traveller Families Care Clg Registration Number 264514

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Region: Dublin 22