Derralossary House: Social Care Worker x 2

Social Care Worker (Fulltime)

Person Specification:

We are currently seeking to recruit two full time Social Care Worker’s to work in our short-term residential unit based in Roundwood, Co. Wicklow, which works exclusively with separated children seeking asylum.

What does Derralossary House do?

Derralossary House is a short term residential centre based in Roundwood, Co. Wicklow. The centre works exclusively with separated children seeking asylum, catering for 13 to 17 years old of mixed gender. 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 with the young people in their placement. Derralossary House recognises that common to all these young people is the need to provide a welcoming, safe, secure, warm and nurturing environment. The staff team is made up of individuals who have vast experience in working with minority groups and are very knowledgeable in the asylum process. Derralossary House provides programs to develop the young people’s skills and preparing them for a longer-term placement. The team in Derralossary House are committed in our efforts to support and encourage the young people to reach their full potential by ensuring that all their primary care needs are met utilising our model of care – Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. We work in close partnership with the TUSLA Social Work Team for separated children seeking asylum with a view to trying to achieve the best possible outcomes for the young people in our care.

Location: Roundwood, Co. Wicklow

Hours of Work: Residential Work (predominately day shifts)


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


  • Experience in the area of residential care would be beneficial
  • Experience working in partnership with vulnerable children
  • Essential competencies: communication skills, commitment to providing the highest level of service, openness to change, professionalism and respect for others.
  • All applicants must have a full, clean driving license (manual) essential.

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 2nd December, 2020.
Interview dates: Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th of December, 2020.

Please complete the attached application form 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 GLC 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

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Nov, 2020
Roundwood, Co Wicklow
Expiry Date
2nd Dec, 2020