Social Care Leader



Social care



Job Description

We are currently recruiting for an exceptional Social Care Leader for a mainstream residential units in Cork and Tipperary.  
As a Social Care Leader you will work in close collaboration with the Centre Manager in creating and maintaining a warm, accepting and secure environment for the young people and to ensure the highest possible standards of care are maintained at all times. This will be achieved by providing frontline care to young people and developing and maintaining professional relationships with care staff as well as young people and their families.
Other key responsibilities will include:
·         Operational responsibility for the management of the unit in the absence of the Centre Manager
·         Delegation of appropriate responsibilities to team members
·         To role model child-centred practice to both staff and young people.
·         Devising and developing a comprehensive Placement Plan in partnership with the young person, family and other relevant parties
·         Liaising with and work in partnership with other colleagues and professionals within outside agencies to achieve best possible outcomes
·         Participating in the completion of Review Reports and to act as an advocate for the young person within Review meetings
·         Completing and maintaining administrative records relating to young people
The successful candidate will possess:
·         A qualification at degree level on the National Framework of Qualifications in Social Care, Social Work, Youth Work Qualification (or other relevant discipline)
·        3 years previous experience working within a young people’s residential unit
·         Full clean Driving Licence prior to commencement of employment

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