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The INVOLVE Programme

At Daffodil Care, we pride ourselves on our commitment to the provision of a comprehensive learning experience for our students. We run what we consider to be an unparalleled training programme that corresponds to your learning outcome requirements for professional practice placement whilst preparing you on both a practical and theoretical level to progress to a professional work environment.

Daffodil Care offers a range of residential and community based services through a national network of registered children’s residential centres, semi-independent residential care and community based outreach support.

INVOLVE seeks to involve the student at every level of learning. Over a ten-week period, the completion of evidenced based tasks supported by a trained supervisor will form the basis for a confident and positive start to your career. Daffodil Care accepts students annually in September, January, March and over the summer period.

Involvement in our student programme comes with many benefits;

  • Inclusion in all professional staff training that is scheduled throughout your placement through our sister company Social Care Training Ireland (SCTI)
  • Effective and constructive feedback on your practice
  • Regular supervision from a trained supervisor
  • The possibility of achieving a position on our Relief Social Care Worker panel
  • Higher learning goals may be achieved such as the possibility of observing multi-disciplinary team meetings, etc.

We pride ourselves on being a learning organisation, committed to recognising strengths and providing professional opportunities to our staff wherever possible. With professional registration of Social Care Workers around the corner, Daffodil Care has developed a comprehensive student placement experience that draws on the CORU draft publication “Profession Specific Criteria for Education and Training Programmes – Social Care Workers”, 2016

Professional feedback from the INVOLVE Programme

“Daffodil Care Services offers an invaluable professional practice learning environment for students studying on the BA in Applied Social studies (Professional Care). Students are supported to apply the knowledge, skills and competencies learned in college to the direct practice work in a social care agency with both the young people and the staff team. Formal and informal supervision are provided to ensure that the students are maximising all the learning opportunities and that they are addressing their professional development learning goals and reflecting on their own learning in every aspect of the work. IT Carlow values the positive working relationship it has with Daffodil Care Services and appreciates its commitment to student professional development.”

Sheelagh Collier, Student Co-ordinator, Carlow IT Wexford Campus

For further information in relation to our INVOLVE student placement programme or to register your interest in pursuing a placement with Daffodil Care, email or call 0818 903 984.


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