Catholic Institute for Deaf People: Social Care Worker – Relief staff

Catholic Institute for Deaf People

Catholic Institute for Deaf People
Deaf Village Ireland,
Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7
Tel: 01 830 0522 Fax: 01 830 0523
Email: Web:
Charity Number: CHY 1394

Job Title: Social Care Worker – Relief staff

Reporting to: Management team (Team leader/ Care Manager of St Mary’s and St Joseph’s Boarding Campus)

Location: Primarily between St Mary’s and St Joseph’s Boarding Campus. At times, the successful candidate may be called upon to work in St Joseph’s House for Deaf and Deafblind Adults based in Stillorgan

Contract duration: Fixed term – 9 months

Salary: €12.50 per hour


St Mary’s and St Joseph’s Boarding Campus provides a range of specialised services to young Deaf people who attend the schools that share the same campus. We operate during term time only. We seek to offer a homely environment for all boarders with an emphasis on facilitating their personal development to achieve their full potential whilst involved in education. We seek to achieve a reputation for innovation and a strong commitment to high standards in terms of our practice. The needs of our boarders are our highest priority and guide us in our work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Below are the key areas of responsibility;

  • Ensure compliance with practice with organisational policies, procedures, national legislation, Children First, HIQA/TULSA and other applicable standards
  • Contribute to the recording of complaints and incidents of concern
  • Undertaking the creation of personal care plans and ensuring that they are followed
  • Supervise evening activities and support the boarders in their education.
  • Participate in reflective supervision with the Social Care Leader/Care Manager
  • Additional tasks are included in the role of Social Care Worker

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum Level 7 Degree in Social Care or related social science degree, Applied Social Studies, Community and Youth Work or Deaf Studies
  • QQI (Formerly FETAC) Level 3 in Irish Sign Language or commitment to achieve
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Experience of working effectively with a range of stakeholders to provide services to young people either in the community or within a residential setting
  • Experience of working in a boarding/residential care setting
  • Experience of providing of receiving reflective supervision to facilitate professional development
  • Experience of HIQA/TUSLA or equivalent audit processes

Key Behaviours:

  • Be creative and innovative
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Willing to participate in change initiatives
  • Be reliable
  • Ability to use your own initiative

Any interested applicants should forward their CV and a short covering letter stating their suitability for the role. Please email by close of business on 29 September 2021.

If you require further details on this role, please contact me directly at

All offers of employment with CIDP are subject to Garda Vetting

Mary Stringer
HR & Governance Manager

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
15th Sep, 2021
Expiry Date
29th Sep, 2021