Barróg Healthcare: Social Care Worker - Disability Services - Cork

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Barróg Healthcare

Social Care Worker: Bandon, Cork City, Mallow, Midleton, Mayfield, Youghal and throughout Cork.

The Company:

Barróg Healthcare is a family run organisation based in Dublin with services nationwide providing residential care and day packages nationwide to enable people who need support across the areas of mental health, disability, aftercare, transitional and mainstream social care. Our programmes are built around our central philosophy; to embrace the possibilities for each person in our care and work with support agencies and local community groups to grow and foster independence towards an outcome of social interaction and purposeful contribution, celebrating the best of each person’s ability. We pride ourselves on working to support and champion both our service user’s and staff and welcome applications from any person that feels they would be a good fit within our organisation. The right candidate for this role will strive to enhance the lives of the individuals by promoting their community inclusion and equal citizenship.

Job Title: Social Care Worker – Disability Services

Applications considered via: E-mail,

Application format: Please submit a cover letter explaining your suitability for the role and current CV for consideration

Closing Date for Applications: Ongoing

Proposed Interview Dates: Ongoing

Contact for Informal Enquiries:

Reporting Relationship: The Social Care worker will report to the Disability Services team management.

Salary: €15 hourly

Job Type: Full time, permanent/part time permanent

Probation: 6 months

Annual Leave: 8% of hours worked with a maximum of 20 days per year.

Location of Post: Roles are available in Bandon, Cork City, Mallow, Midleton, Mayfield, Youghal and throughout Cork.


  • Competitive starting salary
  • Sunday overtime rate
  • Access to Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexibility on working hours
  • Tax free bus / Luas / rail / coach tickets to assist with travel costs to and from work
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Continuous professional development
  • Uniform provided
  • Opportunity for further education
  • Pension scheme (PRSA)

Purpose of Role: to provide a range of services to individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities and/or autism as well as behaviors that challenge. This includes services such as community outreach, home support, personal care and day services. All care is person centered and provides a holistic service in partnership with the person’s circle of support.

Principle Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Support service users with an intellectual / physical disability, autism, mental health, challenging behaviour.
  • Ensure service users are supported to make sense of their environment, learn new skills and maximise their independence.
  • Assist individuals with their daily living activities.
  • Support individuals to live a meaningful life, with a priority focus on equal citizenship.
  • Facilitate each individual supported by the services to actively participate and integrate into the community.
  • Accompany service users to appointments and other events as required
  • Assist service user’s that have reduced mobility.
  • Support service users with their health and well-being, personal care including continence requirements if required.
  • Undertake duties as may be assigned by your direct manager/team leader to support the care of service users.
  • Manage challenging behaviours, using a positive behaviour support plan.

Essential Criteria:

Candidates must have:

  • One years’ experience in a Healthcare setting.
  • Experience in managing challenging behaviour.
  • QQI/FETAC Level 7 (or higher) Award in the field of Health and Welfare, Health Care Support or Applied Social Care or Degree in any relevant discipline,
  • OR
  • Registered Social Worker • Registered Nurse • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Other relevant qualifications which will be relevant to the post applied for-e.g. Nursing, Addiction Studies, Teaching, Accredited Youth Training, Psychology. Other qualifications may be considered in light of service/ client group.
  • AND: The requisite experience and ability for the proper discharge of the duties of office

The following will be seen as an advantage:

  • Full clean driver’s license

All roles subject to Garda Vetting, overseas security clearance and reference checks.

If you wish to apply for this post, please forward your CV along with a cover letter including the role you are applying for in the subject bar to . All applications and enquiries will be replied to promptly. A full job description and rate of pay for this role is available upon request.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
30th Sep, 2021
Cork City & County
Expiry Date
30th Nov, 2021