Social Care Worker


Job Description

Our client is an established refuge centre in north central Dublin providing a service to clients experiencing domestic abuse.
They are currently seeking a Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker on a full time permanent basis.
The purpose of the job is to:
  • Provide an outreach service, geared towards enabling women experiencing domestic violence access to the necessary supports required to remain safely in their own homes;
  • Provide a post refuge service to residents who return home or to residents who relocate;
  • Represent the work and ethos of the Refuge within the community and
  • Create community awareness and provide training on the issue of domestic violence.
Key Job Responsibilities
Outreach Support Services
  • Provide practical and emotional support to women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence at a suitable and safe location
  • Assist and support women to remain in their homes where possible
  • Facilitate support clinics
  • Set up and facilitate a women's support group
  • Operate an outreach telephone helpline
  • Engage in supervision sessions on a regular basis
  • Attend child protection case conferences and case conference reviews
Person Requirements
  • Third Level Qualification at degree level in social science, social care or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience working in a social care setting
  • Experience of key-working clients or individual case-work
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and issues affecting women and children experiencing domestic violence
  • Excellent facilitation, training and communication skills
  • Full driving License
Desirable Criteria
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Concern for others
  • Independence
  • Stress tolerance
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Understanding of Child Protection
  • Experience of inter-agency working
Role Requirements
Flexible to locations due to nature of service and working hours cover 5 days per week between and 6pm potentially.
Terms & Conditions
  • Full time post, 39 hour week
  • 3 year fixed term contract
  • Salary scale is €29,993- €39,875

Social Care Manager

€ 50,000 - € 55,000 per annum

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