Social Care Worker – Aftercare

Daffodil Care Services are currently hiring a Social Care worker in our Aftercare services in Carlow Town.

What we do:

Daffodil Care Services has developed a nationwide network of aftercare services consisting of both residential and comprehensive outreach services. Our residential aftercare services are fully staffed 24/7 providing timely support to vulnerable young adults as they progress to independent living. Our aftercare teams are dedicated to ensuring young adults get both the support and experience required in preparation for independent living.

The role:

This is a dynamic service, providing individualised interventions to young adults aged 18 – 23 years, to enable them to live in safety and with stability and support to begin their journey to independence.Working as a Social Care Worker you will support guide and lead by example the vulnerable young people in our care, in conjunction with the wider multidisciplinary team involved in their care. You will ensure the welfare of those under your care and will act as an advocate as appropriate. The Social Care Worker will contribute to the planning and evaluation of individualised placement plans, which are based on strengths and needs and delivered through day-to-day shared life experiences within the residential aftercare setting. The service will provide 24/7 support to ensure their safety, promote their stability, and build resilience to enable them to develop their independent living skills. You will work as a lone worker but part of a team to provide a safe, caring and trauma informed environment for the residents with the primary aim of providing the interventions necessary to aid them moving into full independent living.

You will support and empower vulnerable young adults to identify goals and person-centered targets while working through the process of gaining independence.

Hours of Work: Rotational shift pattern rolling roster (average 48 hours per week) including the requirement to work evenings, weekends and overnights. Typically, the shift pattern is based on 2 x 24hr shifts (including sleeping overnight and breaks) per week. Typically shifts start at 11am sleeping night at midnight, commence again at 8am and finish at 11.30am

What we can offer you:

  • Attractive starting salary package for our Social Care Workers of €38,900- €40,000 annually.
  • inclusive of sleeping time and premiums. 
  • Incremental salary scale
  • Typical schedule of 2 X 24-hour shifts per week

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of using a high level or communication skills, both verbally and in writing, using Microsoft Office applications
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of rights and entitlements aftercare leavers.
  • Understanding of mental health behavioral patterns and presentations.
  • A good understanding of addictions and the physical, mental and emotional side effects.
  • De-escalation and managing challenging behaviors inclusive of Crisis management and prevention.
  • Experience of supporting young adults (under 25) who have experienced any of the following:-care system, – justice system, – prison, -institutional care, -supported accommodation
  • Understanding of trauma informed care
  • Lone working experience and managing shifts in a low threshold residential setting.
  • Experience of working with the complex and compound traumas of children who have been through the care system E.g., poly substance misuse, dual diagnosis, maladaptive behaviour’s, working with and understanding trauma, mental health issues, etc.
  • On call experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience in residential care setting

Qualifications Required:

  • Level 7 Degree in any of the following: Social Care, Social Work, Applied Social Studies, Social Science, Youth and community Work, Addiction Studies, Psychology, Counselling, Child & Adult Psychology, Primary care

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

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