Senior Social Worker

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Job description

Our client a leading Children’s Disability center who provide intervention to children from the age of 0-18 years, presenting with complex developmental needs requiring inter-disciplinary intervention. Their services are based in North Dublin.

The Senior Social Worker will:

  • Provide a range of social work services and work closely with the social work and interdisciplinary children’s disability team
  • Liaise with the Principal Social Worker or appointed Professional Clinical Supervisor.
  • Engage in the process of reconfiguration under Progressing Children’s Disability Services national policy.
  • Deliver a range of professional Social Work assessments and interventions.
  • Act as Deputy Designated Liaison Person.
  • Engage in group work and deliver training.
  • Apply theoretical frameworks and evidence informed practice in the delivery of interventions to support clients adapt to the psychosocial, practical and emotional aspects of disability.
  • Provide and deliver a range of professional Social Work Assessments and Interventions e.g., casework, counselling, group work, crisis intervention, home visits, advocacy and information.
  • Support clients though transition e.g. starting school, transferring to mainstream, transition to adult services.
  • Seek information, supervision and guidance from the Principal Social Worker or appointed professional clinical supervisor.
  • Using professional knowledge of Social Work theory and practice to plan, manage and provide an effective Social Work service to clients on their workload.
  • To maintain accurate assessments reports, intervention plans, case notes and social work files as part of the interdisciplinary client file.

Professional Knowledge

  • A high level of clinical skill and competency relevant to the role and experience of evidence-based practice.
  • Have knowledge of relevant legislation and national policy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the impact of disability on the family.
  • Ability to work with groups.
  • Ability to understand complex situations and use assessment formulation, intervention and evaluation skills and decide the best course of action drawing on the most recent clinical evidence.
  • Flexibility in dealing with change.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Awareness of when to seek support from the Principal Social Worker.

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