Relief Social Care Workers

at Terra Glen - Residential Care Services (view profile)
Location Dublin/Cavan/Dunleer/Athlone, Ireland
Date Posted May 15, 2019
Category Social Care
Job Type Permanent


Post: Relief Social Care Worker

Reporting to: Management Team (Child Care Leader/Deputy Manager/ Manager)

This Job Description is not meant to be definitive nor restrictive and will be modified to meet the changing needs of the home.

Role: To act as a support system to the full-time staff team, being flexible to cover needs in the roster as required.

Main Duties:

  • To ensure that the main principles of the National Standards of Residential Child Care, dignity, privacy, choice, safety, realising potential and equality and diversity are reflected within the service provided.
  • To advise the management team and other staff of any changes in the young people’s needs.
  • To support young people in accessing information, in an appropriate format, allowing them to make informed choices.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the young people’s care plans and placement plans are implemented through practice.
  • To support young people and staff to be aware of all aspects of safety
  • To liaise with management team and staff on issues relating to the unit.
  • To set and demonstrate good standards of work practice.
  • To adhere and implement Policies and Procedures of the company.
  • To attend training as required and pertinent to the unit.
  • To be accountable for your own actions and personal and professional development.
  • To attend and partake in professional supervision.
  • To work positively with family members and other professionals.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by your line manager or senior manager relevant to the key responsibilities of the post.
  • This Job Description is not meant to be definitive nor restrictive and will be modified to meet the changing needs of the home.

Person Specification:

  • Experience in residential services for adolescents is preferable
  • A degree level qualification in Social Care or other relevant qualification is a requirement for this position
  • Full clean driving license
  • TCI, First Aid, and/or Health & Safety training will be considered advantageous
  • A thorough knowledge of Principles and Practice of Social care.

Candidates must hold min level 7 social care qualification, have experience in mainstream residential services and hold a full clean driver’s license.

Closing date for applications: June 30th, 2019

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