Social Care Worker

Fostering First Ireland are recruiting the following position:

Social Care Worker (Leinster) – Full Time/Part Time (Permanent) Home based

Salary commensurate with experience (Social Care Worker scale), private health insurance, private pension contribution, generous Annual Leave entitlement.

You are required to live in the following geographical area to allow easy access to the case load:

Greater Dublin region

Fostering First Ireland is a leading national independent fostering agency that is part of the international Key Assets Group. The role offers the opportunity to work within a global company providing high quality and safe services in an environment that supports continuous improvement, learning and innovation.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic, self-motivated Social Care Worker who can both work independently and collaboratively within an organisation committed to best practice. If you want to be part of a global organisation that is making a difference and changing lives, FFI may be the place for you.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide support to children and young people placed with FFI foster carers.
  • To provide support to the birth children of FFI foster carers.
  • To promote children and young people’s participation within FFI.
  • To contribute to the development of children’s services through the provision of training/workshops in response to the identified needs of service users.
  • To work collaboratively with the wider FFI team and external stakeholders

Knowledge and experience:

  • A recognised qualification (minimum Level 7) in Social Care or equivalent (must be eligible for CORU registration as a Social Care Worker).
  • A minimum of 3 year’s experience of working directly with children/young people in the care system or other related field.
  • Knowledge of theoretical frameworks underpinning work with children and adolescents.
  • A sound knowledge of child protection procedures and the requirements of the Children First Act 2015.

Personal Attributes & Requirements

  • You will be a self-starter, comfortable with taking initiative and a creative problem solver
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to work on own initiative and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Committed to best practice and be innovative and open to change
  • You must have a full, clean driving licence
  • You must have good organisational, IT and paperwork management skills
  • This role requires flexibility regarding working hours including regular evening and occasional weekend working and extensive travel.

Please see out full application form and full job description below.

For further information on Fostering First Ireland please visit www.fosteringfirstireland.ie or for an informal discussion please contact Aideen O’ Brien, Children’s Services Manager on 086 0416311.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday the 14th of July 2024.

Shortlisting of applicants will apply.

Please email completed application forms to jobs@ffi.ie

Please note interviews will take place on the 22nd of July 2024.

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