Three Steps: Social Care Workers

 Three Steps

Social Care Workers

Three Steps is changing.

Our care teams are stronger, more focussed, better trained and supported than ever before.

We provide residential services to children, young people and adults on behalf of the HSE and Tusla and work hard to improve the quality of care we provide every day.

Our care teams have the ongoing support of a wide range of experienced clinicians. We also provide routine access to Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists to help us reflect on and learn from our shared experience of providing care.

We provide specialist training in Trauma and Attachment and in the coming months, will add the speciality of neuro-biology to the expanding in-service training we make available to our teams.

We value the partnerships we develop with both families and the professionals we work with and are committed to doing all we can to ensure our care and clinical teams contribute positively to every multidisciplinary team of which we are part.

The children, young people and adults in our care always come first in Three Steps.

If you are willing to share your knowledge, experience, skill and compassion with the children, young people and adults in our care and you are open to learning from them and with us about how we can help them to live their best lives, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

We are seeking to add a number of Social Care Workers to support our care teams in both our children’s residential centres and our intellectual disability centres located in the Co. Meath and Co. Dublin areas.

If you are interested in joining one of our care teams, you will need to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • A Level 7 qualification in Social Care / Applied Social Studies (preferred) or in a relevant field of Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Youth and Community Work, Social Work, Social Sciences, Teaching and Nursing
  • A full clean driving licence with access to a car is essential for this role
  • Previous experience in a similar residential setting is highly desirable

You will also need...

  • The ability to contribute positively to our existing care teams.
  • To be able to problem solve, to have good judgement and decision-making skills.
  • To have effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The ability to relate to and care for vulnerable and often challenging children, young people and adults and to demonstrate a genuine respect for them, their parents and families.
  • To possess an appropriate level of organisational and administrative skill.
  • To be able to use Microsoft and other applications including PDF, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • To demonstrate a basic knowledge of the legislation, regulations and standards applicable to the provision of accommodation-based services to vulnerable children, young people and adults.
  • To be flexible regarding working hours, which normally include day shifts and sleepovers though you may occasionally be asked to work a live night if we have concerns as to the safety and wellbeing of a child, young person or adult in our care. (Appropriate rests period will be facilitated).
  • To be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • To be eligible to work in Ireland.

If you would like to apply for the post of Social Care Worker with Three Steps, please send a c.v. and covering letter to

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
24th Mar, 2021
Co Meath & Co Dublin
Expiry Date
24th May, 2021