Social Workers x2, Kildare Mental health
Naas & Kilcock
- Full time
- Job level
- Newly qualified
- 8 May 2019
- 5 Nov 2019
Social Workers x2, community mental health team, Co. Kildare
1x role based in Naas
1x role base in Kilcock
The social worker will be part of a multi disciplinary team led by a Consultant Psychiatrist, and including Community mental Health nurses, an Occupational Therapist and a Psychologist.
The team works with service users and their families living in the mid and North Kildare areas who have serious mental illnesses including a diagnosis of Schizophrenia and Bi Polar Disorder, depression, anxiety and emotional dsyregulation - up to 65 years of age.
The team receive their referrals mainly from GP’s in the area. The post holder will be involved in providing community mental health services to service users living in their own homes as well as those who are residing in HSE run hostels.
The Social Work Service operates within a recovery focused model of service delivery and the social worker is expected to be familiar with and provide services within this model.
Essential requirements for a senior are:
- A recognised qualification as a Social Worker
- Membership of CORU
- Some post graduate experience will be desirable, especially in a mental health setting or experience working with a multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of working with adults in a mental health setting.
- Additional training / qualifications in therapeutic approaches to working with adults