Team Leader

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 include Family Support, Older Person Services and Bushypark Residential Addiction Treatment Centre. 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, other Government Departments, by charitable funding and by the Diocese of Killaloe.

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

Team Leader - Family Support Service

Immediate Vacancy – 4 days per week permanent contract

ROLE: To oversee the delivery of community-based family support services and the provision of quality supports to children, young people, and parents from the point of referral to case closure. To manage and support Family Support staff in the delivery of quality services and to contribute to the overall management of the Family Support Service in the delivery of services to families.

OBJECTIVE: To support the overall management of the Family Support Service in the delivery of a safe, effective and dynamic Family Support Service.

JOB LOCATION: The position is currently based at Clarecare’s offices in Harmony Row, Ennis, Co. Clare and may transfer to Clarecare’s Shannon location at a future date.

The successful candidate may be requested (as and when required) to travel to other locations including Clarecare’s sub-offices in Co. Clare in the course of his/her work.

TRAVEL FOR WORK: You may, if required, be assigned by the Family Support Service Manager/CEO or designate; to the Services other places of business/centre locations. The Family Support Service delivers supports across Co. Clare, therefore, flexibility and willingness to travel is required. You will be required to use your private car to travel for work purposes in the course of your work. As part of your role duties/responsibilities, you will be required to carry clients in your own private vehicle and to indemnify Clarecare for same, under your private motor insurance policy.

JOB RELATIONS: The position reports to the Family Support Service Manager.

DAYS/HOURS OF WORK: 4 days work per week - Monday to Thursday inclusive from 9.30 a.m. - 5pm daily, inclusive of 30 mins paid break.

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


General Responsibilities:

  • To be accountable to the Family Support Service Manager or designate.
  • To adhere to Clarecare’s policies, procedures, and protocols in relation to all work within Clarecare.
  • To fulfill obligations under the Children First Act 2015 and all responsibilities under Children First National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017).
  • To store and maintain accurate, confidential records in accordance with the Family Support Services practice protocols and to comply with responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts 1988, 2003 & 2018 (GDPR).
  • To complete and submit statistical information and reports in a timely manner as required.
  • To work as part of the wider Clarecare structure and carry out duties as required.
  • To support the work of staff, volunteers, students and others involved in Clarecare.
  • To participate in team meetings and attend meetings as deemed necessary.
  • To attend and participate in case management meetings with Family Support Service Manager or designate and team members
  • To engage in continuing professional development opportunities.
  • To maintain professional boundaries in all work with clients.
  • Follow policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding, health & safety, etc and all other relevant Clarecare policies & procedures.
  • To perform such other duties appropriate to the position as may be assigned to you.


  • A recognised qualification of NFQ, QQI Level 8 (Hons. Degree) in Social Work (CQSW, MSW, or NSWQB approved course) or NFQ, QQI Level 8 (Hons. Degree) in Social Care.
  • Must be currently registered (and maintain live annual registration) in the Social Work Register retained by the Social Work Registration Board at CORU. Similar registration/live annual registration will apply to those qualified/working in Social Care as and when this registration requirement process is implemented in the future.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working with vulnerable families and children of which a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience must have been gained in directly supervising and managing staff in a fast-paced work environment.

For full job details please click Apply Now to visit our careers page.

The gross salary for this position is in accordance with the relevant Clarecare Payscale, and commensurate with experience.

Further details available from HR on 086 – 4161520.

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

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