Social Worker

Ability West
Employment Type
€39,819 - €60,691 per annum
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Ability West provides a wide range of high-quality services to children and adults with an intellectual disability and autism across Galway City and County. Services provided are: day, residential, short breaks, community supports, rehabilitative training and multi-disciplinary supports.  The ethos of service provision is underpinned by our Vision, Mission, Core Values and Strategic Plan, which is to empower people with disabilities to live self-directed lives in an equal and inclusive society.  Each person is supported and valued within an environment which promotes their overall autonomy, health and wellbeing and enables them to reach their potential. 

We are recruiting for the following post:

Social Worker (Ref: E 55/22)

Permanent Full-Time Contract – 37 hours per week 

Social Worker Prof Qualified – Merged: 12-point scale €39,819 – €60,691 (pro-rata)

The role is based in Salthill but includes travel within Galway City and County

The Role: 

The purpose of this job is to carry out a wide range of designated social work duties, in accordance with Ability West’s policies and procedures as set out in the General Procedures Manual, Operating Instructions, Work Instructions for the Social Work Department and the organisational Safety Statement, and to work as part of the Social Work Team

  • To be responsible, subject to the general direction of the Head of Social Work, for social work duties associated with the services provided by Ability West.
  • To provide a Social Work service to individuals and families who use Ability West services.
  • To liaise with team members, Respite and Community Services Manager, Home Sharing Co-ordinator and other relevant Ability West staff.
  • To promote service innovation in accordance with best practice.
  • To work as part of a number of inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams to promote the best interests of service users and their families.
  • To keep such records and submit such reports, as may be required, by the Head of Social Work.
  • Maintain up to date records of all contacts and meetings.
  • To perform such other duties, appropriate to the post as may be assigned by the Head of Social Work.

Essential Criteria: 

  • Candidates must satisfy Department of Health and Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for appointment by holding a recognised degree or equivalent that is approved by CORU (Social Workers Registration Board).
  • Full current driving license with access to your own vehicle. 

For informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Kelly Monaghan, Head of Social Work

Application forms and Job descriptions are available to download on our internet site  or contact HR. 

Completed applications should be forwarded to the Human Resources Directorate, Ability West, Blackrock House, Salthill, Galway H91 R254 or via email by close of business on 18th July 2022

Please note that due to security reasons we are unable to accept incoming email from any @Yahoo address.  You may need to use an alternative email account such as Gmail.