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Senior Social Work Practitioner

Reference:ADFH-700248 Location: Dublin
Qualification:DegreeExperience:2-3 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Social Work Practitioner based in a Dublin hospital. This hospitalknows that human values are just as important in patient care as are the doctor’s skill, the nurse’s care or the chemist’s drugs. Since this hospital was founded theyhave always maintained an atmosphere of love and compassion and they are guided by a set of values which ensure that each patient is treated with dignity and respect.

Their concern for others, especially those in need, permeates every aspect of the life and work of their service and they are dedicated to providing the best possible healthcare, drawing on the talents and creativity of all their staff. The new staff member will be joining a dynamic and caring team of healthcare professionals.

The post holder must:

  • National Qualification in Social Work or hold a qualification which has been accredited by the National Social Work Qualifications Board
  • Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience as a Social Worker
  • Experience of complex case management is essential
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Acute Hospital Experience


It is desirable for the post holder to have:

  • Medical Social Work experience
  • Interest in the area of Oncology/Palliative Care and working with families and groups
  • Appropriate IT skills


  1. Communication skills: Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and network with all levels and stakeholders in the organisation.

  1. Results orientation: Have initiative, diplomacy and analytical skills necessary for anticipating changes that are required and persisting until those changes are implemented.

  1. Organisational skills: Have excellent organisational, administrative, resource and time management skills; the ability to multi task combined with the ability to prioritise and delegate.

  1. Initiative: Have the ability to work independently on his/her own initiative and as a member of a team.

  1. Problem solving skills: Have good decision making and problem solving skills.

  1. Adaptability and Flexibility. Be flexible and have an on-going positive acceptance of and adaptability to changes in the services

  1. Teamwork skills: Have the ability to build effective working relationships with others co-operate with colleagues to achieve goals and is sensitive to their needs.

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Libby Ryan | Tel: +353 (0) 1 507 9254