Professionally Qualified Social Worker

Foster Care Ireland has an exciting opportunity to appoint an additional Professionally Qualified Social Worker to our Fostering Team. We welcome both newly qualified and experienced social workers for this post.

We at FCI are committed to securing the best outcomes for the children placed with us and we invest in and support our foster carers and staff .We recognise the value of informed therapeutic practices such as DDP (Dyadic DevelopmentalPsychotherapy) which we are actively adopting in support of our foster carers. Our attitude of acceptance, curiosity and empathy helps us to understand how trauma and attachment difficulties are communicated in the daily lives of our foster families. We encourage regulation and reflection to discover the meaning behind presenting behaviour.


We offer great career opportunities in Fostering Social Work, including :

  • Small caseloads
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Opportunity for promotion
  • Flexible Remote Working
  • Pension Scheme
  • Maternity Leave
  • Extensive Training Opportunities for CPD
  • Training in DDP Level 1 and 2 with Dr. Kim Golding, DDP Consultant, Trainer, Therapist and Clinical Psychologist.
  • Clinical Supervision.

Applicants are required to hold a qualification as a Professionally Qualified Social Worker and be CORU registered. Applicants will need to have a clean driving licence and have access to their own transport. The salary and benefit package will be commensurate with experience.

Please forward your CV and expression of interest to Aoife Griffin at

Informal Enquiries can be made to Aoife Griffin on 01 4443444

The closing date for Applications is the 24th March 2023.

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