Rainbow Community Services: Relief Social Care Worker

Rainbow Community Services

Relief Social Care Worker

Rainbow Community Services is an independent organisation providing a range of services to young people aged 13-19. We have two units in operation; Smithstown Lodge (Julianstown, Co. Meath) and Ivy Mews 16+ (Drogheda, Co. Louth).

Smithstown Lodge is a mainstream residential home for adolescents, both male and female, aged 13-18 years of age whom for a variety of reasons have emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Ivy Mews 16+ is a residential project which aims to enable young people aged 16-19 to develop the skills and resilience they require to assist them in becoming successful tenants on leaving the care system.

Rainbow Community Services are currently seeking to recruit a Relief Social Care Worker

Requirements for this position:

  • Level 7 qualification in Social Care/Applied Social Studies or suitable equivalent
  • A full clean driving licence
  • Experience working in a children’s residential centre is highly desirable

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Providing a high standard of care to young people in an open, trusting and supportive environment.
  • Motivating young people and promoting their interdependence, personal reflection and responsibility.
  • Promoting the individual growth of young people through learning and positive life experiences.
  • Taking young people to appointments, recreational activities, family access, etc.
  • Liaising with other professionals and service providers in the community.
  • Maintaining confidential data, carrying out report writing and managing paperwork as required.
  • Ability to identify potential problems and to take appropriate action or find creative solutions.
  • Flexible shift-work hours, including days, overnights and live nights (where required).
  • To engage positively with all the staff and young people seeking to achieve a positive resolution in an often challenging and learning-based environment.

To apply for this role please submit an updated Curriculum Vitae along with a covering letter outlining your suitability to gracefm@rainbows.ie

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
29th Jul, 2020
Co Meath / Co Louth
Expiry Date
29th Sep, 2020