Social Worker

ClarecareEnnis, County ClarePart-time

Clarecare is a professional accredited social enterprise with charitable status, providing a range of people-centred social services to individuals and families in County Clare for over 50 years. Current services provided include Family Support, Older Person Services, and Bushypark Residential Addiction Treatment Centre, etc. Clarecare’s headquarters are based in Ennis with local offices in Bushypark, Shannon, Kilrush, Killaloe, and Ennistymon.

Clarecare is supported by a partnership with TUSLA, Health Service Executive, and other Government Departments, charitable funding, and by the Diocese of Killaloe.

Clarecare’s Family Support Service, funded by TUSLA, offers a range of interventions to vulnerable children, including children subject to Safety Plans and/or open case to TUSLA, Child & Family Agency. We work in partnership with service users and professional colleagues in the provision of individual and group-based supports.



The Social Worker within Family Support Services aims to work with parents to improve their parenting capacity to ensure better outcomes for children.


(a) Working from the Clarecare CLG Family Support Service practice model (based on the Tusla National Practice Model – Meitheal), the role of the Social Worker is to deliver quality and innovative interventions and tailored home visiting programmes for families focusing on the child/parent relationship to improve their relationship, communication and family functioning.

(b) To facilitate evidence-informed group-based parenting programmes supporting parents to improve parenting confidence, manage children’s behavior and build positive and secure parent-child relationships.

(c) To undertake parenting assessments which inform the supports required to improve parent’s capacity to meet their children’s needs.

JOB LOCATION: Covering South and East Clare, the office base for this position is initially in Ennis, Co Clare. You may, if required, be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer/Family Support Service Manager; to the organisation’s other places of business/center locations. You will be given as much notice of any such change of place of work as is reasonably practicable.

The successful candidate will be covering cases across South & East Clare and surrounding areas based on the needs of the service, therefore, flexibility and willingness to travel is required. You will be required to use your private car to travel for work purposes and must indemnity Clarecare on your private motor insurance policy in respect of same.

DAYS/HOURS OF WORK: 3 days work per week – preferably Tuesday to Thursday inclusive (but flexible based on the availability of successful candidate) from 9.30 a.m. - 5 pm daily, inclusive of 30 mins paid break per day.

This position may involve evening or weekend work (as required) and flexibility is required regarding your work days/hours which are subject to change.

Salary & Benefits:

The gross salary for this 3 days per week fixed term role is available from HR on 086 – 4161520.

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The closing date for applications is Wednesday the 8th of February 2023

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