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Job Vacancy - Senior Community Social Work Practitioner

Job Vacancy - Senior Community Social Work Practitioner

Senior Community Social Work Practitioner

     (Full Time 37.5 hours per week, Permanent Contract)

Essential Requirements:


  • Recognised third level qualification in Social Work and registered with the Social Workers Registration Board at CORU


  • Minimum three years’ experience working with vulnerable children and families
  • At least one years management experience
  • Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of clinical, professional and social work interventions with children and families, as well as relevant legislation, needs assessment tools and practice guidelines
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with service users, team members and partner agencies
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of Child Protection and Welfare issues, and knowledge of National Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Ability to work flexibly and creatively  with families to meet identified needs and improve outcomes for children
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with service users, colleagues and other professionals to support families
  • Commitment to Social Work continuous professional development.
  • Full clean Driving License and use of a car.

Terms and Conditions

  • Permanent position subject to 6 months’ probation, references, Garda Vetting and continued funding from funding agencies
  • Salary: Commensurate with Experience
  • Generous Annual Leave
  • Pension Scheme
  • Ongoing Continuous Professional Development

Please find the full job spec-candidate info document in the link below:   

LSSC Senior Job Description.docx


Full job description is also available on

To apply: Please send an up to date Curriculum Vitae together with cover letter by e-mail to Margaret Mastriani, Child and Family Service Manager  -  Email:

Closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on 24.01.24

Late applications will not be accepted.                                                                         

LSSC is committed to a Policy of Equal Opportunity