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Social Work Team Leader

Brothers of Charity Services Ireland

  • Clare / Limerick
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  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 19/10/2017
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The Social Work Team Leader will manage the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Limerick Region, Adult Social Work Services and provide support and supervision to the Social Workers in Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Limerick Region, Adult Team.






Applications are invited for the following position that may become available in the coming months:


Ref:  E30/17                SOCIAL WORK TEAM LEADER

                                       PERMANENT FULL TIME




  • National Qualification in Social Work (NQSW/CQSW) or Equivalent Qualification

  • Applicants must be registered with CORU

  • Have at least 4 years relevant professional experience in Social Work with proven management ability

  • Have a strong record of achievement and expertise at operational level in management practice

  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment

  • Competent and confident IT Skills

  • Full Clean Drivers Licence                    



  • Experience of working with people with an Intellectual Disability



    Informal Enquiries to:


    Norma Bagge, Director of Services, Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Limerick Region    Tel:  (061) 487083          




    Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday 20th October 2017




    Short listing of applications may apply

    Canvassing will disqualify

    Panels may be formed

The Brothers of Charity Services Ireland is an Equal Opportunities











Reporting to:                   Director of Services


The Role:                      The Team Leader will manage Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Limerick Region, Adult Social Work Services and provide support and supervision to the Social Workers in the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Limerick Region,  Adult Team.

The successful candidate will also provide a Social Work Service to the individuals of at least one Day Service Area.


Works With:                  Service Users and families

                                    Director of Services

                                    Multidisciplinary Heads of Departments

                                    Team Leaders/Managers


Qualifications:                Candidates must have a NQSW or CQSW or a Letter of Accreditation issued by the National Social Work Qualifications Board (NSWQB) and have been approved for registration by CORU under Continuing Professional Development Standards and Requirements.

                                       Candidates should demonstrate good leadership, communication and organisational skills together with up-to-date knowledge of current thinking and practice in Services for people with learning disabilities, be highly motivated, flexible and committed to working as part of a team.


Experience:                   Candidates must have at least four years post qualification work experience preferably in Services for people with learning disabilities.  Experience in management is desirable. 


Tenure:                         This position is permanent full-time and pensionable.


Hours of work:               37 hours a week.


Annual Leave:                26 days per annum. 


Remuneration:               €56,789 - €65,253 per annum.


Probation:                     A probationary period of twelve months from the date of appointment applies to the post.  The employment may be terminated at any time during the probationary period should the employer find that the appointee is unsuitable to continue employment.  The probation period may be extended at the Employer’s discretion. 




The Brothers of Charity Services Ireland model of Service is based on Personal Outcome Measures requiring employees to be flexible in their outlook and working hours to provide a quality service delivery for each individual.


Specific Conditions:

  • Staff must have a positive attitude towards working with persons with a learning disability and help to ensure that they lead as normal and enjoyable a life as possible.
  • Staff must treat each person with a learning disability as an individual and at all times acknowledge and respect the rights and personal dignity of the person with a learning disability.
  • Staff are required to establish and maintain relationships with adults with disabilities that are based on respect and equality and that promote their independence.



The role of the Social Work Team Leader is as follows:



  • To offer leadership to the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland,  Limerick Region,  Adult Services Social Work Team in fulfilling its agreed functions and to lead its ongoing development.

    • Promoting and supporting team development.

    • Liaising with the Multidisciplinary Heads of Departments.

    • Promoting Service innovations.

  • To ensure the establishment of clear team goals and the appropriate organisation of day-to-day operations.

    • Co-ordinating Social Work activities.

    • Co-ordinating following through on matters arising and decisions taken.

    • Participating in a formal review procedure for Service Users.

    • Promoting adherence to the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland Policies and Procedures.

    • Documenting emerging trends and Service needs and keeping management informed of these trends.

    • Co-ordinating ongoing development plans for the service and advocating for resources.

  • To provide clinical supervision to the Social Workers in the Brothers of Charity Ireland, Limerick Region, Adult Services.

  • To promote the interests of the Social Workers in the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland,  Limerick Region, Adult Services team and act as a spokesperson on its behalf.

  • Attend regular Professional Support with the appointed Social Worker.

  • To organise, develop and co-ordinate work with the Social Work Staff relevant to your professional qualifications.

  • To have a good working knowledge of current relevant legislation and Agency Policies and Procedures.

  • To act for the Designated Person in their absence and to support the Designated Person as required

  • To provide training in the area of “Protection of Vulnerable Adults” as prescribed by the HSE and Brothers of Charity Services Ireland Limerick Region.

  • Participate in Admissions/ Discharge and Transfer Meeting, coordinate the Waiting list and carry out/ arrange Needs Assessments as required.

  • To be a member of the Management and Monitoring Committee.

  • To carry out investigations as requested by the Director of Services.

  • Plan and promote the development of new models of service within Adult Services.

  • Ensure Services are delivered in accordance with the Service Arrangement with the HSE

  • Ensure the Social Work and other budget resources are managed efficiently and effectively.

  • Provide a high level of leadership to all staff within your area and support and supervise staff performance as required.

  • Manage and supervise the performance of assigned staff including responsibility for timekeeping, attendance, planning annual leave and appraising staff performance.

  • To ensure that relevant staff meetings are held regularly and that minutes of these are circulated to the appropriate personnel.

  • Facilitate co-ordination, co-operation, liaison and communication across multidisciplinary teams and programmes within the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Limerick Region,  Adult Services.

  • Evaluate and manage the implementation of Best Practice and ensure that all staff are familiar with and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland.

  • To ensure that high professional standards and confidentiality are maintained at all times.         

  • Be aware of current employment legislation and follow the Human Resource procedures and policies of the organisation.

  • Be aware of the training and development needs of staff and ensure these needs are met and that all mandatory training is undertaken as required.

  • Promote and facilitate community liaison including advocacy, citizen advocacy and promoting    and maintaining family contact for service users. 

    Operate within the policies and procedures of the Service in all aspects of your work.

    Promote dignity at work and show respect to Service Users, colleagues and stakeholders in the course of duty.

  • Ensure the Service is operating in line with the Health Information and Quality Authority Standards (HIQA).

  • Be aware of and become familiar with Fire Drill procedures and fire detection, evacuation and fire fighting.

  • Be conscious of Health and Safety matters in the workplace and, in particular, to comply with employees’ obligations as set out under Chapter 2 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

  • To perform such other duties assigned from time to time by the Director of Services.  All duties must be carried out in person at all times.

  • As the duties and responsibilities of any post in the Service are likely to change with the ongoing needs of the clients and service development, staff are expected to have a high level of flexibility, a willingness and an ability to develop new approaches to their work as the service needs demand.


The role of the post holder will not be limited by reference to this job description.  It would be expected that the role will evolve as professional, structural and service user demands change and the post holder will be expected to demonstrate flexibility skills that will facilitate this.


Informal enquiries to Norma Bagge, Director of Services, Brothers of Charity Services Ireland Limerick Region.  



The Brothers of Charity Services Ireland is an equal opportunities employer


Ref: E30/17
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