Social Worker

Location Drogheda
Job-type Temporary
Salary €41330 - €60086 per annum
Reference J336231

Locum Social Worker positions available

Locum Social Worker - Drogheda/Navan area

ASAP start - March 2021


TTM Healthcare are working in partnership with Midlands Louth Meath CHO and are recruiting a locum Social Worker to cover a sick leave vacancy on the Adult Safeguarding team in the Drogheda/Navan area.

The adult safeguarding service assesses safeguarding referrals and develops safeguarding plans, working directly with older people in the community, who may be experiencing an abuse. The service also provides an oversight for preliminary screenings/safeguarding plans submitted from HSE and HSE funded services. The safeguarding service also contributes to the delivery of safeguarding training and awareness raising sessions.

The Social Care Division provides services for people with a physical, sensory or intellectual disability and for people who are over 65 years of age in need of support in addressing an abuse. The safeguarding team engage with the above group where there is a concern regarding alleged abuse or exploitation.

If you think the position is right for you, let's talk.


The overall responsibility within this role will be to

• Directly assess and manage concerns of abuse in respect of vulnerable adults and coordinate service responses.
• Participate in the oversight of screenings / initial assessments notified to the Safeguarding Team. Offer advice and consultation to colleague professionals in relation to safeguarding issues.
• Provide a direct point of access or signposting to a point of access for the local community who may have a safeguarding concern.
• Educate, advise and support services and professionals in relation to their responsibilities under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons At Risk of Abuse Policy.
• Identify service users' individual safeguarding concerns and ensure these are addressed by means of a Person Centred Safeguarding Plan.
• Manage and prioritise a caseload appropriate to the post.
• Provide supportive counselling, emotional and practical support, and information to service users and their families.
• Adopt a holistic approach aimed at enhancing the quality of life, health and social well-being of all persons within the designated service area.
• Promote independence, self-reliance, self-determination and empowerment with persons in their environment, with families and local groups.
• Make it possible for service users to advocate for their own needs, or where appropriate advocate on behalf of service users.
• Plan, deliver and engage in systemic interventions as appropriate with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities.
• Participate and take leadership in community needs assessment and ongoing community involvement including initiating and participating in prevention and health promotion activities and training delivery.
• Deliver social work service in collaboration with other disciplines / agencies as required, in appropriate settings reflecting the needs of the service user.
• Assess where social conditions are a major factor in health and social wellbeing, consult and plan with the service user/ relevant team/ service and arrange appropriate social services for those who need them.
• Monitor and evaluate outcomes of person centred safeguarding plans for individual service users and ensure that cases are closed in a timely manner.
• Actively participate as a member of the relevant team/ service in team building and change management initiatives.
• Attend case conferences, meetings and other relevant fora as required.
• Attend court, tribunals etc as required. Prepare reports for same.
• Work within current legislation, relevant policies and procedures, guidelines and protocols as laid down by the employer.
• Incorporate Social Work values and ethical principles in planning, developing, implementing and reviewing interventions.
• Implement models of best practice / evidence based practice.
• Work within a key worker / case worker system, providing a co-ordinating role for case management where appropriate.
• Take direction from his / her line manager.
• Take an active role in an appropriate level of planned professional supervision, in accordance with the local/ national Supervision Policy.
• Engage in reflective practice.
• Deputise for the Social Work Team Leader as agreed / appropriate.
• Promote a culture that values diversity and respect in the workplace.
• Keep the Team Leader fully informed and up-to-date on all significant matters.


To be eligible for the role, you will need:

• A recognised qualification as a Social Worker.
• Full CORU Registration.
• Ability to adapt to changing work environment.
• Professional approach to work.
• Flexibility in work practice.
• Excellent communications skills with children and adults.
• Experience with Older Persons or Disability is desirable, not essential.
• Demonstrate the capacity to plan and deliver care in an effective and resourceful manner within a model of person-centred care.
• Demonstrate the ability to manage self in a busy working environment including the ability to prioritise caseloads.

You will enjoy the following benefits:
• Market leading rates of pay
• Opportunity to work in an award-winning agency 2002-2018
• Continued personal & professional development
• The opportunity to gain additional experience working with the best employers in the market
• Access to our training department
• Exceptional trainings both internally and externally
• Flexible working hours
• Assistance and detailed review of CV content and format & interview technique if required
• Consultants with knowledge of employment procedures concerning agency workers and compliance to ensure you always receive the most up to date information

Salary:€41,330 - €60,086 per annum

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer


Katelyn 065 686 9300 Ext 106.

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.