Social Worker - Tusla

Location Letterkenny
Job-type Temporary
Salary €42157 - €61288 per annum
Reference J341098

Locum Social Worker position available

Locum Social Worker - Donegal

ASAP start - 3 month contract initially


At TTM Healthcare we are proud to have partnered with Tusla - the dedicated State service responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for Children and Families.

Tusla have available opportunities for Social Workers on their Fostering team, with excellent experience, skills and knowledge, who display and deliver their passion for working in Social Work environments.

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


The overall responsibility within this role will be to

·Provide a direct point of access for the local community in the designated service area and offer initial and holistic social assessment and intervention to individuals, families and groups.
· Provide an initial assessment service to all care groups and develop referral procedures with other social work networked services.
· Identify service users' individual and collective needs in partnership with them and co-create early interventions and/or social action strategies to meet those needs.
·Carry a caseload of complex cases which require specialist expert knowledge, sharing expertise with social work colleagues.
·Monitor and evaluate outcomes of person centred care plans for individual service users.
·Provide supportive counselling, emotional and practical support, and information to service users and their families.
· Engage in systemic interventions as appropriate with individuals, families, groups and organisations.
·Plan and deliver individual, group, organisational and community based capacity building interventions.
·Adopt a holistic approach aimed at enhancing the quality of life, health and social well-being of all persons within the designated service area.
·Participate and take a leadership role in community needs assessment and ongoing community involvement including initiating and participating in prevention and health promotion activities.
·Build on the strengths and abilities of the individual/family/groups/community. · 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.
·Deliver a quality social work service in collaboration with other disciplines/agencies as required, in appropriate settings reflecting the 3 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.
·Actively participate as a member of the relevant team/service in team building and change management initiatives.
·Arrange and attend case conferences, meetings and other relevant fora as required. · Attend court, tribunals etc as required.
·Work within current legislation, relevant policies and procedures, guidelines and protocols within TUSLA.
·Incorporate Social Work values and ethical principals 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 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


To be eligible for the role, you will need:

• A recognised qualification as a Social Worker.
• Full CORU Registration or be in the process of obtaining.
• Ability to adapt to changing work environment.
• Professional approach to work.
• Flexibility in work practice.
• Excellent communications skills with children and adults.

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:€42,157 - €61,288 per annum

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer


Katelyn 065 686 9300 Ext 106.

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.