Relief Social Care Workers – Cork

Do you want to kickstart your career in an organization that will support and invest in you & an organization with significant career progression?

Daffodil Care are currently hiring Relief Social Care Workers in our residential services based in Mitchelstown and Mallow, Co. Cork.

Who we are 

Daffodil Care Services is one of Irelands leading social care service providers providing a range of services to meet the needs of young people and their families, these include registered residential, and aftercare supports and services as well as community outreach.

As a Social Care Worker and working as part of a team you will be responsible for the day-to-day activities in the residential unit and work in close collaboration with the Social Care Leader and Manager in creating and maintaining a warm, accepting and secure environment for the young people in your care and will play a key role in the delivery of the highest standard of therapeutic residential services.

What we can offer you:

  • Attractive starting salary package
  • 24 hour sleepover shifts


Employee Benefits:

  • Paid core training allowance
  • Health Insurance Scheme
  • Maternity Cover
  • Life Assurance
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Free access to any additional professional training offered by SCTI, Social Care Training Ireland e.g. Leadership & Management in Social Care, Professional Supervision Skills
  • Education Assistance Grants
  • Professional Career Development programme
  • Team Building Activities
  • Company Social Events & away days
  • Refer a Friend Bonus


Qualifications & Experience

Candidates with a variety of social care related qualifications from Level 6, Level 7 or Level 8 achieved in Ireland and Internationally are invited to apply.

Qualification (degree) or above in one of the following:


  • • QQI Level 8 in Psychology 
  • • QQI Level 7 or Professional Practice Qualification in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy 
  • • QQI Level 7 or Professional Practice Qualification in Counselling / Psychotherapy 
  • • QQI Level 7 or Professional Practice Qualification in Addiction Counselling 
  • • QQI Level 7 in Youth and Community or similar 
  • • QQI Level 7 in Social Science / Social Studies 
  • • QQI Level 7 in Family Support 
  • • Professional Qualification in Teaching (Not TEFL) 
  • • Professional Qualification in Nursing Studies 
  • • QQI Level 7 in Disability Studies 
  • • QQI Level 7 in Applied Behavioural Analysis 
  • • QQI Level 7 in Early Years Care where centre caters for children under 12 years. 
  • • BA in Applied Policing or equivalent 
  • • Holder of Higher Certificate in Custodial Care (Irish Prison Service) or equivalent

A full driving license is a mandatory requirement.

At Daffodil Care Services, we promote the professional and personal development of each team member. With a clear focus on our ethos and therapeutic approach, we provide for significant investment in our people, who in turn through their professionalism and commitment greatly enhance the experience and outcomes for our service users.

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