Sunbeam House Services: Principal Social Worker / Multidisciplinary Team Lead

Sunbeam House Services


Empowering People

Sunbeam House Services provides a range of supports to adults with intellectual disabilities throughout Co. Wicklow. We aim to empower people with the necessary skills to live full and satisfying lives as equal citizens in their local communities.

Sunbeam House Services

Job Reference Number: MDT-MC01.310122

We are currently recruiting for a

Permanent Full-Time post (37 hours per week) – Bray, Co. Wicklow

Principal Social Worker / Multidisciplinary Team Lead

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Social Worker/Multidisciplinary Team Lead to join our services. The primary function of the Principal Social Worker/MDT Lead is to promote, develop and implement the aims and objectives of the MDT and lead the social work practice into new developments, including the full management of the Social Work function and leadership of the MDT. The Principal Social Worker/MDT Lead will have a pivotal leadership role and a significant role in planning and managing change within SHS. They will lead, guide and facilitate the development of an MDT to deliver responsive, innovative and individualised solution focused approaches to support service users and their families. They will undertake work at a professional practice level in addition to a leadership role within the organisation. Sound professional practice to be ensured and maintained at department level within the context of responsive, innovative, and individualised service responses to facilitate quality of life for service users.

Applicants must hold:

  • National Third Level Qualification in Social Work (which is accredited for NQSW).
  • Holder of non-national qualifications must be accredited by the National Social Work Qualifications Board (NSWQB) and provide evidence of accreditation.

Applicants must have:

  • Post qualification experience as a Social Worker and SW/MDT member
  • Registered member of CORU.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Completed HSE Safeguarding & Protection Designated Officers training.
  • Excellent working knowledge of SW and Mental Health legislation, bills and statutory guidelines relevant to this area.
  • Demonstrate sufficient professional knowledge to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the role.
  • Demonstrate experience of applying evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to plan and deliver social work service in an effective and resourceful manner within a model of person-centred care in the adult ID sector.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage self and others in a busy working environment including the ability to prioritise caseloads while leading an MDT.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to assuring high standards and strive for a user centred service.
  • Demonstrate initiative and innovation in identifying areas for service improvements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to empathise with and treat others with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate information and make effective decisions especially with regard to service user support.
  • Display effective interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Demonstrate effective team and effective team leading skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership of change and change management.
  • Demonstrate ability to utilise supervision effectively.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Ability to deal with confidential information in a discreet and responsible manner.
  • Excellent IT Skills & Access to own vehicle in order to fulfil the role.

To Apply: E-mail your CV and cover letter referencing the Job Ref no. to

Short listing of candidates will apply

Closing Date for receipt of applications is: 5pm Sunday 12th June 2022

Sunbeam House Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
12th May, 2022
Bray, Co Wicklow
Expiry Date
12th Jun, 2022