Dún na nÓg: Social Care Team Leader

Dún na nÓg

Social Care Team Leader

Our Residential care homes provide medium to long term residential care and aftercare services for young people (aged 8 - 18) - who are looked after within the care system.

Our services in Dublin offer an excellent opportunity to join an exciting childcare facility, allowing them to play an active role in service development, while working within a structured and supportive team.

Welltree Model of Care:

Dun na nÓg use The Welltree model is informed by the national outcomes’ framework and the goal of this is that all young people are respected, protected, and fulfilled, where their voices are heard, and they are supported to achieve the maximum of their potential now and in the future. The Welltree model promotes and provides highly effective responses to meet the needs and address the risks that may be presented by traumatised young people. The approach respects everyone’s gender, culture and beliefs and focuses on the development of healthy relationships which challenge and support young people without judging them. Personal accountability is accomplished through the provision of unconditional positive regard, honest and empathy.

Qualification Requirements:


  • Candidates must have a relevant qualification. At a minimum a B.A. in Social Care Level 8, B.A. in Applied Social Studies, Social Work, Clinical Psychology or Developmental Psychology.
  • It is essential that Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years experience working with young people at risk in a residential care setting.
  • Candidates must also have a deep commitment to children’s rights and child protection and enjoy working in a dynamic, challenging environment.

Garda Vetting is a requirement for these positions

Location: Dublin

Contract: Full time permanent

Staff Supports

  • Debriefing
  • Keywork supervision
  • Study Leave
  • Parents Leave
  • Maternity Leave
  • Health and Safety Leave
  • Appraisals
    • Staff appraisals and performance reports completed annually
    • Clearly identified professional development plans for each staff member
    • Goal setting for continuous professional development
  • Peer Support
  • Team building activities, organisation funded
  • Health and Wellbeing Allowance- Dún na nÓg staff team members are in receipt of a Health and Wellbeing Allowance. This allowance supports employees with a subsidy towards the cost of expenses that support overall Wellbeing through physical, emotional, and community engagement. This allowance includes but is not limited to, monthly gym memberships, fitness classes, healthy cooking classes, and mindfulness apps.


Pay scales are offered in accordance with Tusla scales. This is reviewed annually at an incremental level and is based on two 24hr shifts per week.


Team Leader: Point 1: €41,184
Point on the scale will be allocated based on experience


Please send CV, cover letter to: servicemanager@dunnanog.ie

For further information call Alison at 086-2433830

Closing Date: 30/08/2022

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
3rd Aug, 2022
Expiry Date
30th Aug, 2022