Rainbow Community Services: Relief Social Care Worker
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 firstname.lastname@example.org