Social Care worker – Kilkenny

Daffodil Care Services are currently recruiting Social Care professionals for Social Care worker & Relief Social Care worker positions in our new short-term residential care service in south Kilkenny on the border with Waterford, Tipperary, and Wexford. We welcome applications from both new graduates and experienced professionals in social care and related fields.

Who we are –

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

Working as part of this new team and collaboration with the Centre Manager and Social Care Leaders, you will be responsible for providing high quality social care and a safe, caring and stabilising environment to vulnerable young people aged between 12-17 years. You will play a key role in the delivery of individualised day-to-day activities in the residential service. This rewarding role will suit energetic, creative and versatile social care professionals with a passion for working with young people.

What we can offer you:

  • Attractive starting salary package including waking hours premium
  • Incremental salary scale
  • Typical schedule of 2 X 24-hour shifts per week
  • Paid core training allowance
  • Health Insurance Scheme
  • Maternity Cover
  • Life Assurance
  • Company Pension 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 Level 6 or 7 achieved in Ireland and Internationally are invited to apply.

Level 7 qualification (degree) or above in one of the following:

  • Social Care
  • Social work
  • Applied Social Studies
  • Psychology
  • Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Youth & Community
  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Social Science
  • Counselling
  • Addiction Studies


QQI Level 6 qualification with a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children and young people in a social are setting.

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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