Residential Social Care Workers

Oberstown Children Detention CampusOberstown, County Dublin€30,585.92 - €62,032.52 per yearFull-time

Panel of Residential Social Care Workers

The Oberstown Children Detention Campus are running a recruitment competition for the purpose of appointing successful candidates to become a member of a panel of Residential Social Care Workers.

Candidates who obtain a place on the panel who fulfil the conditions of the selection process may, within the life of the panel be considered for permanent and temporary Residential Social Care Worker vacancies as they arise.

The Purpose of the Post

The Residential Social Care Worker’s primary purpose is to work directly with the young people on campus and their families, as well as internal and external professional and agencies, in the provision of services to support the care and development of the young person and their re-integration into the community.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• To be directly involved in frontline care of children and young people, including those with behavioural difficulties, in a secure care setting.

• To carryout duties in line with the Oberstown Children Detention Campus policies and procedures, in particular the Safeguarding and Children First policies.

• Develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, children and young people, and their families.

• Work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to meet the social, emotional, educational, health and mental health needs of the children and young people.

• Develop, design and implement care placement programmes by:

• Acting as a key worker to specific children and young people.

• Completing and maintaining administrative records relating to children and young people.

• Promoting positive outcomes for children and young people in areas of staying safe, being healthy, enjoying and achieving making a positive contribution to their own wellbeing.

• Providing a positive role model for the children and young people.

• Working in accordance with the Standards and Criteria for Children Detention Schools 2008 and co-operating with any inspection process.

• Working in accordance with all campus wide policies and procedures, such as care, HR, health and safety, operating, etc.

• Other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be assigned from time to time.


• Degree at level 7 or above on the National Framework of Qualifications in social care, social work, youth work, teaching, nursing, psychology (or another relevant discipline) or equivalent qualification from another jurisdiction.

• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in working directly with young people and / or vulnerable adults who present with challenging behaviour;

• Must possess appropriate ICT Skills, e.g. proficiency in Word, Excel, e-mail etc.

• Evidence of ability to comply, including registration, with all relevant bodies regulating health and social care professionals, as in force at the closing date for applications or introduced at a later date (e.g. under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005);

• A knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and policy in relation to the detention and care of young people.

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The closing date for applications is Thursday the 29th of September 2022

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