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Focus Ireland: Social Care Graduate Programme

Focus Ireland Social Care Graduate Programme, Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Waterford. Full Time, 12 Month Contract The Focus Ireland Social Care Graduate Programme is a paid, 12-month graduate scheme that offers graduates a unique opportunity to work in one of our projects in Dublin, Limerick, Cork or Waterford. Here you will build skills and gain invaluable experience for your future careers. Not only does the programme offer an opportunity to work with teams and leaders with years of experience, but it also offers best in class training as well as one to one mentoring and support to help in your development. What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary.

  • 25 days annual leave +3 concession days.

  • Schemes—TaxSaver, Cycle to Work, Employee Assistance Programme.

  • Comprehensive training, career planning, development & support.

  • Training includes: TCI, Child Protection and Safeguarding, Motivational Interviewing, Mental Health First Aid and Practice Based Addiction.

  • Mentoring and professional supervision.

What you will do as part of the Graduate Programme:

  • Develop professional relationships with assigned customers.

  • Work alongside key worker(s) to assist them in a structured and planned manner to manage caseload, including referral management, assessments, sourcing accommodation and move on options.

  • Work with a supervisor to agree ongoing support needs of customers, develop support plans and provide practical support to customers providing highest levels of quality service.

  • Liaise and communicate effectively with relevant personnel within Focus Ireland and other relevant external agencies as required, including mental health services, drug and alcohol addiction services.

  • Correspond with Dept. Social Protection to facilitate applications for rent allowance.

  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate, up to date and relevant records, including producing reports and information as required.

  • Contribute to your role as a member of the team to participate in reviews, evaluations, and development of the service.

  • Attend and participate in team meetings, in addition to meetings concerning customers, including clinics for customers requiring assistance, school liaison, case conferences and reviews.

  • Use organisational PASS to record queries and interventions.

  • Participate in graduate programme training and development activities.

  • Attend and participate supervision.

  • To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your line manager.

  • Undertake any other relevant and reasonable duties that may be assigned from time to time in consultation with the Manager/ Supervisor.

What you will need:

  • Final year student of, Social Care, Social Science, Social Work, Childcare, Sociology, Youth Work, Psychology, Community Development or other relevant degrees.

To apply please submit your CV & Cover Letter Here Closing date for applications: 12.00pm, 8th March 2024

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Date Entered/Updated: 15th Nov, 2023 Expiry Date: 15th Jan, 2024 Region: Dublin, Limerick, Cork or Waterford

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