• To work directly with the young people in a home like-setting, developing a therapeutic, professional, and caring relationship to ensure that their physical, psychological, social, and emotional needs are met.
  • Accompany the young people to appointments, meetings, holidays and outings where appropriate.
  • To work in partnership with the young people and their families/ significant others to build, maintain and support relationships where appropriate.
  • To assist in the development of educational plans and support participation in recreational activities.
  • To participate in daily handovers, team meetings, care planning meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Ensure any relevant information pertaining to the young people is appropriately handed over to colleagues / management during handovers and before the end of your shift.
  • Undertake key worker responsibilities ensuring that young person’s files are kept up to date, appropriate information is in place, be a key contact for that young person’s network such as their Social Workers, Teachers, Guardians and family where appropriate.
  • Managing and overseeing daily petty cash ensuring proper recording of receipts, safe keeping of monies and any other valuables within the home.
  • To comply with relevant Health and Safety including Fire Safety policy and procedures
  • Participate in training and continued professional development through probation and appraisals.
  • To foster good working relationships with professionals from other disciplines and agencies.
  • To keep accurate and up to date records and reports in respect of individual young people and the daily activities of the home.
  • Inform line management of any concerns you may have in relation to the welfare of the young people and any safeguarding concerns you may have in relation to the young people.
  • Report any concerns in relation to the behaviours or conduct of other staff to line management.
  • Participate in formal supervision with line management in accordance with Zamabcare policy and procedures and in line with the National Standards.
  • To carry out general housework and preparation of meals, involving the children as appropriate.
  • Participate in shift patterns which will include, evenings, weekend, and sleepovers. There may be occasions where there may have to be waking nights depending on the needs and risks presented by the young people.


  • QQI Level 8 in Psychology
  • QQI Level 7 or Professional Practice Qualification in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • QQI Level 7 or Professional Practice Qualification in Counselling / Psychotherapy
  • QQI Level 7 or Professional Practice Qualification in Addiction Counselling
  • QQI Level 7 in Youth and Community or similar
  • QQI Level 7 in Social Science / Social Studies
  • QQI Level 7 in Family Support
  • Professional Qualification in Teaching (Not TEFL)
  • Professional Qualification in Nursing Studies
  • QQI Level 7 in Disability Studies
  • QQI Level 7 in Applied Behavioural Analysis
  • QQI Level 7 in Early Years Care where centre caters for children under 12 years.
  • BA in Applied Policing or equivalent
  • Holder of Higher Certificate in Custodial Care (Irish Prison Service) or equivalent

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: €30,000.00-€34,000.00 per year


  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Louth, CO. Louth: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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