2019.07.11 Social Worker - EIJB0321 | Enable Ireland

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Enable Ireland is a leading national voluntary organisation which provides essential services for 7,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families.

We require dedicated employees, with a flexible and adaptable approach, to help support our work with children and adults with disabilities in Ireland.  


2019.07.11 Social Worker - EIJB0321

Location: Cork
Contract Type: Permanent part time


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker within Enable Ireland Cork Children’s Services (Permanent and Part Time, 29.6 hrs (.8 WTE) per week)

The Role:  The post holder will be responsible for the provision of a social work service including assessment and intervention to children and families attending Enable Ireland Children’s services, Cork.

Overview of Roles and Responsibilities:

• Work as part of the inter-disciplinary team to contribute to the assessment process and individual service planning for service users attending the service
• Work as part of the inter-disciplinary team and contribute to the development and implementation of team goals and objectives
• Work in partnership with parents and service users to facilitate their active involvement in the development and implementation of individual service plans
• Work in the role of advocate for the service user and family where necessary including the recruitment training and support of respite families and supports of centre based respite
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with statutory and voluntary agencies
• Attend and participate in team and department meetings, family meetings, strategy meeting and case conferences as required
• Ensure effective maintenance of client records in line with legislation such as Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts as well as Enable Ireland local and national policies and Social Work Principles
• Ensure updating and maintenance of information recording systems for service users such as Goldmine

The successful candidate will have:
Essential Criteria:

• Possess a recognised university degree or diploma or an equivalent qualification in Social Work

• Registered with CORU National Social Work Registration Board

• Minimum of 1 year post qualification experience

• Be eligible to work in the state

• If required, hold a valid work permit or work authorisation visa

Desirable Criteria:
• Experience of working effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team Demonstrate an understanding of working with families and service users around loss and bereavement

• Demonstrate a knowledge of the local disability support services

• Demonstrate a knowledge of the impact of disability on families/siblings

• Demonstrate an understanding of sib-shop training

We would love to hear from you if you have a passion for working with our organisation and have the relevant experience/skills required for the role.

Please download a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Employment Application form and forward a completed application form to Maria Moran at the address below or by email to mbmoran@enableireland.ie.

Closing date for applications Friday 9th August 2019 at 12 Noon
Interviews will be held week commencing 12th August 2019
(**Please note a panel will be formed for 12 months for any future vacancies which may arise during this period**)

Applications by post to:
Maria Moran
Administration Manager
Enable Ireland
Lavanagh Centre


Co. Cork.

T12 D768

 (Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland Application Form only. CV’s will not be accepted)

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
• The post will be subject to reference checks and may be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance, as relevant
• Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.
• Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.
• The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised position.  Enable Ireland, at its discretion, reserves the right to change this prior to appointment

Related Resources

2019.07.11 Social Worker Job Description - EIJB0321

2019.07.11 Social Worker Person Specification - EIJB0321

Employment Application Form Word Version